Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the winds
and whose breath gives life to all in the world, hear me.
I need your strength and your wisdom.
Let me walk in beauty and let my eyes ever behold the red
and purple sunsets that you have created with me.
Make my hands respect the things that you have made
and my ears sharp to hear your words and your voice.
Let me learn the lessons that you have hidden
under every rock and leaf.
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 that when my life fades as the fading sunset,
my Spirit can come to you without shame.