Sunlight of the Spirit

I'm living life one day at time, traveling along in the sunlight of the Spirit. And I don't let anyone get between me and my light...I belong to the most amazing circle of women friends. I know that with them, nothing is impossible.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

One of My Favorite Native Prayers

I guess this says it all for me today...

Oh Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the winds

And whose breath gives life to everyone,
Hear me.
I come to you as one of your many children;
I am weak... I am small...I need your wisdom
and your strength.
Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes ever
behold the red and purple sunsets.
Make my hands respect the things you have made,
and make my ears sharp so I may hear your voice.
Make me wise, so that I may understand what you
have taught my people and
the lessons you have hidden in each leaf and each rock.
I ask for wisdom and strength,
Not to be superior to my brothers, but to be able
to fight my greatest enemy, myself.
Make me ever ready to come before you with
clean hands and a straight eye,
So as life fades away as a fading sunset,
My spirit may come to you without shame.

Today I am grateful and thankful for: being sober and waking up conscious instead of coming to.
Mornings when I take the time to really listen for God's will for me.
Friends who know me well enough to ask me what the hell is going on with me when something's up. And who love me enough to still want to be around when I'm going through tough times.
The fellowship of AA, and all the people who have helped me to really understand what unconditional love means.
My tiny, quiet, safe little apartment that my friends are going to come and see next week!
The ability to let friends and loved ones be where they need to be and to let them live their own lives without my constant interference.
Splenda and sugar free brownies!!!


  • At 11:42 AM, Blogger Rex said…

    That is a great prayer. Thanks fro sharing. Keep on keeping on


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