O Great Spirit
whose voice I hear in the wind and whose breath gives life to all the world,
I come before you one of your many children,
I am the small and weak.
I need your Strength and Wisdom.
Let me walk in Beauty, and make my eyes ever
behold the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect
the things you have made
and my ears sharp
to hear your Voice.
Make me Wise
so that I may understand
the things you’ve taught my people,
the lesson you have hidden in every leaf and rock.
I seek Strength, not to be greater than my brother,
but to fight my greatest enemy, myself.
Make me ever ready to come to you
with clean hands and straight eyes,
So when life fades, as the fading sunset,
my spirit may come to you