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Mar 8, 2006 @ 8:47 PM Navajo Prayer    
Jankia


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Great Spirit,whose voice I hear in the wind and whose breath gives life to the world,hearken!
I come before you as one of your children.See,I am small and weak;I need Your Strength and Wisdom.
Permit me to walk in beauty and that my eyes may ever behold the crimson sunset.May my hands treat with respect the things which You have created;may my ears hear Your Voice!
Make me wise,that I may understand the things You have taught my people,which You have hidden in every leaf and rock.
I long for strength,not in order that I may overcome my brother;but to fight my greatest enemy,myself.
Make me ever ready to come to You with pure hands and straight eyes,so that my spirit,when life disappears like the setting sun,may stand unashamed before you.

[Edited on 3/8/2006 9:00 PM]
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Mar 8, 2006 @ 8:50 PM Navajo Prayer    
PsychoMagnet


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Amen
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Mar 8, 2006 @ 8:52 PM Navajo Prayer    
TiNkErGrRrRrR


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What a lovely prayer Jankia
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Mar 8, 2006 @ 8:57 PM Navajo Prayer    
Jankia


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Yes it is and it did seem to be appropriate for PsychoMagnet to add an Amen to the end even though it is a Native American prayer.
I just came acrossed it in a book I was reading and thought it good to share.
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Mar 8, 2006 @ 8:59 PM Navajo Prayer    
TiNkErGrRrRrR


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Heres another one.

'All of our sacred songs and prayers are here within our four sacred
mountains. The teachings of our ancestors are here in our songs and
prayers. These songs and prayers are part of the ceremonies, they are our
teaching and our way of life. This is our religion. This is what connects
us to the land. Here, we have always made our offerings to the spiritual
beings. Here we are known by the spiritual beings. If we are relocated to
the new lands, we would not be known, we could not do our ceremonies. This
is our religion, our way of life. If you cut out a person's heart and take
it away, the person would die. Our Creator placed us here on this land, we
are part of Mother Earth's heart. If you take us away to another land, we
will not survive.'
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Mar 8, 2006 @ 9:03 PM Navajo Prayer    
Jankia


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It doesnt really matter but I just wondered if that is from the Navajo as well?
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Mar 8, 2006 @ 9:05 PM Navajo Prayer    
TiNkErGrRrRrR


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Yes it is Navajo and sos this one..

Navajo Blessing for a
Newborn Child
"Today, we are blessed with a beautiful baby
May his feet be to the east
may his right hand be to the south
may his head be to the west
may his left hand be to the north
May he walk and dwell on Mother Earth peacefully
May he be blessed with precious, variegated stones
May he be blessed with fat sheep in variation
May he be blessed with respectful relatives and friends
May he be blessed with the essence of life in old age
May he be blessed with the source of happiness in beauty
We ask all these blessings with reverence and holiness
My Mother the Earth
My Father the Sky
My Sister the Sun
All is Peace
All is Beauty
All is Happiness
All is Harmony"....



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Mar 8, 2006 @ 9:12 PM Navajo Prayer    
Jankia


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Thanks! The Navajo were firm believers in the "Oneness" of life.It shows in they're prayer.
Interesting tribe.
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Mar 8, 2006 @ 9:13 PM Navajo Prayer    
TiNkErGrRrRrR


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Your Welcome..I had those in with the other poems I`ve collected off the net..I like variety in my poetry.
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Mar 9, 2006 @ 1:28 AM Navajo Prayer    
Angel54214


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I found this Navajo healing prayer:

Prayer Of Affirmations – A Navajo Indian Prayer


O you who dwell In the house made of the dawn
In the house made of the evening twilight . . .
Where the dark mist curtains the doorway
The path to which is on the rainbow . . .
I have made your sacrifice
I have prepared a smoke for you

My feet restore for me
My limbs restore for me
My body restore for me
My mind restore for me
My voice restore for me

Today, take away your spell from me
Away from me you have taken it
Far Off from me you have taken it

Happily I recover
Happily my interior becomes cool
Happily my eyes regain their power
Happily my head becomes cool
Happily my limbs regain their power
Happily I hear again
Happily for me the spell is taken Off

Happily I walk.
Impervious to pain, I walk.
Feeling light within, I walk . . .
In beauty I walk.
With beauty before me, I walk
With beauty behind me, I walk
With beauty below me, I walk
With beauty all around me, I walk

It is finished in beauty
It is finished in beauty
It is finished in beauty
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Mar 9, 2006 @ 6:12 AM Navajo Prayer    
GraciePa


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A Cherokee Prayer

May the warm winds of heaven blow softly on this house
and may the Great Spirit bless all who enter here.


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Mar 9, 2006 @ 9:08 AM Navajo Prayer    
Loreli


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A Sioux prayer


Great Spirit, help me never to judge another until I have walked in his moccasins for two weeks.
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Mar 9, 2006 @ 9:25 AM Navajo Prayer    
GraciePa


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I like that loreli! Few words with so much meaning!
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Mar 9, 2006 @ 11:08 PM Navajo Prayer    
WickedWench


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How very touching and peaceful are the above prayers. So different from the "Bash Islam" thread I just read.

Seems that Natives have a wayyyyyyyy better grip on "spirituality" than most religions I've heard of. More attuned to being humble, thankful and honest.

Thank you

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Mar 9, 2006 @ 11:26 PM Navajo Prayer    
Jankia


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Seems that Natives have a wayyyyyyyy better grip on "spirituality" than most religions I've heard of. More attuned to being humble, thankful and honest.


If only all could be "tuned" in on the three things that you mentioned,that would stop all religions on their belief that theirs is the only true word of God and accept all who do believe for there own reasons..
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Mar 9, 2006 @ 11:31 PM Navajo Prayer    
TiNkErGrRrRrR


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I have been to the end of the earth.
I have been to the end of the waters.
I have been to the end of the sky.
I have been to the end of the mountains. I have found none that are not my friend.
Navajo


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May 2, 2011 @ 5:05 PM Navajo Prayer    
Loreli


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Just found this

O' GREAT SPIRIT
help me always
to speak the truth quietly,
to listen with an open mind
when others speak,
and to remember the peace
that may be found in silence.

Cherokee Prayer
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May 2, 2011 @ 5:47 PM Navajo Prayer    
Paralegal_at_Law


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A very good admonition and investiture of authority:

This
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May 2, 2011 @ 5:49 PM Navajo Prayer    
Merchitown


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Hmm...I'm curious. Will all the people who prayed these beautiful prayers be unheard?
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May 2, 2011 @ 6:20 PM Navajo Prayer    
southernlass


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Why would they be unheard?
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