Whose voice I hear in the wind,
And whose breath gives life to all the world,
HEAR ME ! I am small and weak.
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 things You have made,
And my ears sharp to hear your voice.
Make me wise so that I may understand
The things you have taught my people.
Let me learn the lessons you have hidden
In every leaf and every rock.
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, like the fading sunset,
My spirit may come to you without shame.
- Winnebago, Native American Prayer
Native Americans were very similar to our early Scandinavian peoples. They believed in nature, their Gods ( Spirits), and had a strict moral code. It is a shame what "Manifest Destiny" did to these fine and proud people !
Next article : The Scrying Bowl Incident.
Go with Odin's wisdom, Freyja's love, and Thor's protection !