Selections From The World’s Great Wisdom Traditions #9 Voices Of The First World

 

 

Let Me Walk In Beauty

O Great Spirit

Whose voice speaks in the winds,

and in the trees

whose breath gives life to all the world.

Listen to your creature!

Hear me!

I am small and weak.

I need Your power.

I need Your wisdom.

Let me walk in beauty,

and let my eyes be glad

beholding the red and purple dawn.

Make my hands touch all things

You have made

with love,

and help my ears to hear Your voice

in everything.

Make me wise

that I may understand

the sacred teachings

You have taught;

Help me learn the lessons hidden

in every leaf and every stone.

O Wakan-Tanka,

I need power

not to be greater than my relations

but to conquer the enemy in myself.

Make me ready to come to You always

with a pure heart

and with clear eyes,

So when the time comes for my life to fade away,

as the sunset fades,

So may my spirit come to You

with honor and without shame.

From a traditional Native American prayer

 

 

Quaerite Et Invenietis “Seek and you will find”

 

“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

 

Seth Kelly Curtis