"Native American Prayers"
"May you always walk in Beauty."
"Native American Ten Commandments" ....Sacred Instructions Given By The Creator To Native People At The Time Of Creation....
Treat the Earth
and all that dwell thereon with respect.
"An Indian Prayer"
is the Fire
"Apache Wedding Blessing"
Now you will
feel no rain,
Creator of all that we
THE TWENTY THIRD PSALM
(AN INDIAN VERSION )
The GREAT FATHER above a SHEPHERD CHIEF is.
I am His and with Him I want not.
He throws out to me a rope and the name of the rope is love and He draws me to where the grass is green and the water is not dangerous, and I eat and lie down and am satisfied.
Sometimes my heart is very weak and falls down but He lifts me up again draws me into a good road. His name is WONDERFUL .
Sometimes, it may be very soon, it may be a long long time, He will draw me into a valley. It is dark there, but I'll be afraid not, for it is between those mountains that the SHEPHERD CHIEF will meet me and the hunger that I have in my heart all through life will be satisfied.
Sometimes He makes the love rope into a whip, but afterwards He gives me a staff to lean upon. He spreads a table before me with all kinds of foods. He puts His hand upon my head and all the " tired " is gone. My cup He fills till it runs over. What I tell is true. I lie not.
These roads that are " away ahead " will stay with me through this life and after; and afterwards I will go to live in the Big Teepee and sit down with the SHEPHERD CHIEF forever.
Prayer Of Affirmations
A Navajo Indian Prayer
The simplest and most obvious prayer is a request to God that the adversity end and that one be restored to health. Such prayers often involve "affirmations." There is a considerable psychological literature on the healing power of affirmations, and many cancer patients use them. Here is a beautiful Navajo prayer that uses affirmation:
I am grateful that You did not fail in making every stone, plant, creature, and human being a perfect and whole part of the Sacred Hoop.
I am grateful that You have allowed me to see the strength and beauty of All My Relations.
My humble request is that all of the Children of Earth will learn to see the same perfection in themselves.
May none of Your human children doubt or question Your wisdom, grace, and sense of wholeness in giving all of Creation a right to be living extensions of Your perfect love.
Mother, sing me a
Catch my babies
Show me the
Mother, heal my
believe that every act of life is a cycle or step on the path to healing.
When we learn how to let go of our need to hold on to the past, we heal our
formerly limited potential for growth. When we find courage and faith inside
ourselves, we can heal our fear of future. We refuse to mentally degrade
ourselves. The mind clears and allows us to be present-conscious of
everything that is happening in the moment. These are all examples of
healing the fragments of our lives that need to come into wholeness. When we
go beyond the places where we have become numb, we feel life again. When we
learn to feel again, we can heal.
American Indian Prayer for Peace
Navajo Prayer of Healing (Affirmation)
His feet, my
before him, with beauty before me.
beautiful in his voice, with pollen beautiful in my voice.
Father, the Sky, hear us
O our Mother the
Earth, hear us
O Spirit of the
O Spirit of the
O Spirit of the
O Spirit of the
North, purify us
Sioux Prayer: On a Voyage
You, O God, are the Lord of the mountains and the valleys. As I travel over mountains and through valleys, I am beneath your feet. You surround me with every kind of creature. Peacocks, pheasants, and wild boars cross my path. Open my eyes to see their beauty, that I may perceive them as the work of your hands.
In your power, in your thought, all things are abundant. Tonight I will sleep beneath your feet, O Lord of the mountains and valleys, ruler of the trees and vines. I will rest in your love, with you protecting me as a father protects his children, with you watching over me as a mother watches over her children. Then tomorrow the sun will rise and I will not know where I am; but I know that you will guide my footsteps.
Sioux Prayer: At Harvest Time
You, O God, are the Lord of the mountains and valleys. You are my mother and my father. You have given rain to make the corn grow, and sunshine to ripen it. Now in your strength the harvest begins.
I offer you the first morsels of the harvest. I know it is almost nothing compared with the abundance of the crop. But since you have provided the harvest, my gift to you is only a sign of what you have given to me.
You alone know how many suns and moons it will take to finish reaping. You alone know how heavy the crop will be. If I work too hard and too fast I forget about you, who gave me the harvest. So I will work steadily and slowly, remembering that each ear of corn is a priceless gift from you.
A Native American Prayer for Peace
Spirit of our Ancestors, I raise my pipe to you.
Note: This is one of the twelve prayers for peace prayed in Assisi, Italy
House made of
Dark cloud is at
Happily may I
May it be
beautiful before me.
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