Prayer by Chief Yellow Lark
Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the winds and whose breath gives life to the world: as I come before You, one of Your many children, I am small and weak; I need Your strength and wisdom.
May I walk in beauty; may my eyes behold the red and purple sunset; may my hands respect what You have made; may my ears be sharp to hear Your voice.
Make me wise, so I may know what You teach in every leaf and rock.
Make me strong, so I may be able to fight my greatest enemy, myself.
May I ever be ready to come to You with clean hands and straight eyes, so that when life fades like a sunset, I may come to You without shame.
who subdues the peoples under me.
from the hand of foreign peoples,
may our cattle be fat and sleek.
Image: “File:Fawn-colored Lark – Kenya NH8O6243 (16760007040).jpg” by Francesco Veronesi from Italy is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.