Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Earth Prayer

This great prayer was sent my way by my friend Shanda King. She did some research and found out that it was translated in 1887 by Lakota Sioux Chief Yellow Lark.

**Lydia will begin memorizing this great work for her November recitation**

Oh, Great Spirit
Whose voice I hear in the winds,
And whose breath gives life to all the world,
hear me, I am small and weak,
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.
Let me learn the lessons you have hidden
in every leaf and rock.
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.

Thank you Shanda!


  1. If only we could all live by that...what a beautiful pray. If it's alright with you could I copy it to remember it?

  2. I am moved by that. What wonderful, powerful and thought provoking words. Thank you for that..xx

  3. Please feel free to copy this and share it with others!