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Friday, August 9, 2013

Great Spirit~Hear our prayer

~Great Spirit~

Great Spirit,
Give us hearts to understand;
Never to take from creation's beauty more than we give;
Never to destroy wantonly for the furtherance of greed;
Never to deny to give our hands for the building of earth's beauty;
Never to take from her what we cannot use.

Give us hearts to understand
That to destroy earth's music is to create confusion;
That to wreck her appearance is to blind us to beauty;
That to callously pollute her fragrance is to make a house of stench;
That as we care for her she will care for us.

We have forgotten who we are.
We have sought only our security.
We have exploited simply for our own ends.
We have distorted our knowledge.
We have abused our power.

Great Spirit, whose dry lands thirst,
Help us to find the way to refresh you lands.

Great Spirit, who waters are choked with debris and pollution,
Help us to find a way to cleanse your waters.

Great Spirit, whose beautiful earth grows ugly with misuse,
Help us to restore beauty to our hand work.

Great Spirit, whose creatures are being destroyed,
Help us to find a way to replenish them.

Great Spirit who gifts to us are being lost
In selfishness and corruption,
Help us to find the way to restore our humanity.

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