Great Spirit Prayer

"Oh, Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the wind, Whose breath gives life to all the world.

Hear me; I need your strength and wisdom.

Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset.

Make my hands respect the things you have made and my ears sharp to hear your voice.

Make me wise so that I may understand the things you have taught my people.

Help me to remain calm and strong in the face of all that comes towards me.

Let me learn the lessons you have hidden in every leaf & rock.

Help me seek pure thoughts & act with the intention of helping others.

Help me find compassion without empathy overwhelming me.

I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother, but to fight my greatest enemy - Myself.

Make me always ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes.

So when life fades, as the fading sunset, my spirit may come to you without shame.

Permission to use granted by Martin J. Shutt

Earth Prayers to The Great Spirit:

Great Spirit Prayer   Wae Wae Non Ne Mot, Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin   Black Elk’s Prayer - Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux   Big Thunder Prayer (Bedagi) late 19th century Algonquin  

Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding  

The Circle Of Life Prayer  

An Indian Prayer  

Earth Healing Ceremony Prayer  

Indigenous Peoples' Literature


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