Oh Great Spirit whose voice I hear in the wind, whose breath gives life to all the world,
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 thugs you have made and my ears sharp to hear your voice,
Make me wide so that j may understand the things you have taught my people,
Help me to remain calm and sting in the face of all that comes towards me,
Let me learn yet lessons you have hidden in every leaf – in every rock,
Help me seek pure thought and act with the intention of helping others,
Help me find compassion without empathy overwhelming me.
I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother but, to fight my greatest enemy, myself.
Make me always 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 without shame.