AN ANIMIST'S PRAYER
AN ANIMIST’S PRAYER
To the breath of life:
Help me to live this day
as an instrument of sharing, inspiration,
love, and respect
Let me be guided by an ancestral world of the
chant and the drum, the poem and the dance,
the hunt and the fire, the animistic perspective
of the human condition as spiritual essence
in a spiritual world!
Then help me to focus all that I am toward the
good I can do for the people I touch, for the stones
and the water, the wildlife and wood, the plants,
the air and the celestial arrays of the place where
I live, for all I can discern that is sacred and near,
infinite and beyond.
May I be a visible example of how we might live
if we really believe that our precious, precarious,
miraculous lives, are one shared breath and
Amen, Shalom, Salam, Peace and Blessed Be!
Copyright © Emanuel Carter | Year Posted 2021
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