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Indian Prayer

From (N.A.I.G.S.O.) The Native American Indian General Service Office
of Alcoholics Anonymous Web Site.

Oh Great Spirit
Whose Voice I Hear in the wind.
Whose breath gives life to the world.
Hear me.
I come to you as one of your many children.
I am small and weak,
I need your strength and wisdom;
May I walk in beauty.
Make my eyes behold the red and purple sunset;
Make my hands respect the things that you
have made,
And my ears sharp to hear your voice.
Make me wise so that I may know the things
That you have taught your children;
The lessons that you have hidden in
every leaf and rock.
Make me strong . . . not to be superior to my
brothers but to be able to fight my greatest enemy. . .myself.
Make me ever ready to come to you with
straight eyes so that
When life fades as the faded sunset,
My spirit will come to you without shame.

- Anonymous