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WOMAN'S PRAYER



Dear Every Single One of You,



I happened upon this wonderful Native American Woman's Prayer in the back of my seminary notebook while actually searching for a Rumi quote I wanted to share with you. (I'll keep looking for the Rumi quote, but in the meantime, with special emphasis on the 3rd verse:)


Great Spirit, I am Mother.
I was made by You so that the image of Your love
Could be brought into existence.
May I always carry with me
The sacredness of this honor.



Creator, I am Daughter.
I am the learner of Traditions.
May I carry them forward
So that the Elders and Ancestors
Will be remembered for all time.



Maker-Of-All-Things, I am Sister.
Through me, may my brothers be shown
The manner in which I am to be respected.
May I join with my Sisters in strength and power as a Healing Shield
So that they will no longer bear the stain of abuse.



Niskam, I am Committed Partner.
One who shares her spirit,
But is wise to remember never to give it away,
Lest it become lost,
And the two become less than one.



I am woman.
Hear me.
Welal'in.
Ta'ho!

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