Inspiration for Your Day

TODAY'S THEME: IN BEAUTY MAY I WALK
THE WEEKEND EDITION

 
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This prayer is printed courtesy of Charlotte Moore, who along with her
husband, was a missionary in the Navajo nation at the Good Shepherd
Mission in Fort Defiance, Arizona. Many thanks to her and to our
mutual friend, Judy Johns, who shared it with me.


This prayer is meant to be spoken rather than read.

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A Navajo Prayer

In beauty may I walk.

All day long may I walk.

Through the returning seasons may I walk.

On the trail marked with pollen may I walk.

With dew about my feet may I walk.

With beauty may I walk.

With beauty before me may I walk.

With beauty behind me may I walk.

With beauty above me may I walk.

With beauty below me may I walk.

With beauty all around me may I walk.

In old age wandering on a trail of beauty,
lively may I walk.

In old age wandering on a trail of beauty,
living again, may I walk.

It is finished in beauty.

It is finished in beauty.

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Man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard.

Chief Standing Bear (1834-1908)
Ponca Nation



It is lovely indeed, it is lovely indeed.

I, I am the spirit within the earth...

The feet of the earth are my feet...

The legs of the earth are my legs...

The bodily strength of the earth is my strength...

The thoughts of the earth are my thoughts...

The voice of the earth is my voice...

The feather of the earth is my feather...

All that surrounds the earth surrounds me...

I, I am the sacred words of the earth...

It is lovely indeed, it is lovely indeed.

Navajo Song




Grandfather, Great Spirit all over the world,
The faces of living things are alike.
With tenderness, they have come up out of the ground.
Look upon your children that they may face the winds
And walk the good road to the day of quiet.
Grandfather, Great Spirit,
Fill us with the light.
Give us the strength to understand and the eyes to see.
Teach us to walk the soft earth as relatives
to all that live.

Sioux Prayer

 

And now, the Last Word:


You, whose day it is, make it beautiful.
Get out your rainbow colors,
so it will be beautiful.


Nootka song

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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