Native American Prayer

Written by: Scarlett Sepulvado Anderson

Oh Great Spirit whose voice I hear in the winds and whose breath gives life to 
everyone, hear me.

I come to you as one of your children. I am weak. I am small. I need your wisdom 
and your strength.

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

Make my head respect the things you have made and make my ears sharp so that I 
may hear your voice.

Make me wise so that I may understand what you have taught my people and the 
lessons you have hidden in each leaf and each rock. 

I ask for wisdom and strength. not to be superior to my brothers but to fight my 
greatest enemy, myself.

Make me ever ready to come before you with clean hands and a straight eye, so as 
life fades away as a fading sunset, my spirit may come to you without shame.

Yakoke

Copyright © by Scarlett Anderson