Black Elk, Oglala Sioux

"Grandfather, Great Spirit, once more behold me on earth and lean to hear my feeble voice. You lived first, and You are older than all need, older than all prayer...You are the life of all things."


--Black Elk, OGLALA SIOUX


Great Spirit - Sometimes I don't feel like praying. Sometimes when I have done something wrong, I'm ashamed to come to You. Even though You have always been there for me, I sometimes choose to stay away. It's hard for me to understand what all knowing is. Sometimes it's hard for me to see how much You really care. But I know if I take a few minutes and think about what I know to be true about You, the things change and I am able to realize Your power and Your love. Today, I'll start by thinking of You. I'll think about all the times You have helped and guided me in the past. You are life, You are love, You are power, You are desire, You are truth, You are principle, You are intelligence, You are courage. With You I am everything; without You I am nothing.


Creator, thank You for allowing me to start my day with You.


[We are imperfect and will forever make mistakes, which are considered sins. Do not ever feel ashamed to stop praying. GOD knows we are imperfect and does not expect us to be perfect; this is why He gives us forgiveness, this is why Christ died, so we can have forgiveness until the end of time]
shai shai
56-60
Jul 13, 2010