Powers of the four directions,
And all those who love me,
hear me now.
This is a prayer of thanksgiving for the miracle of life.
When I awake in the morning, Great Spirit, And I take a breath of morning air, I look toward the sky, searching the morning light For your face,
And when I find it, a radiance comes to me, So beautiful and so blissful That I cannot put words to the gratefulness That is in my heart.
There is much pain and confusion in this world, And oftentimes I lose my way, And I know not what to do.
Then I sit in silence, and I listen To the high north wind in the pine trees,
And you sing to me.
I open my eyes and I look at the flowers And the miracle of beauty that they are.
Again I see your face, And I wonder at my ignorance.
So days go by, and I follow my path of heart,
And I pray to you, Great Spirit, Grateful and strong from your grace.
The four-leggeds and the winged ones Bring joy to my life, And I thank you for their presence all around me. Their purity of being reminds me of you, And I know that they are mirrors, Shiny and brilliant with your reflection.
I know that much gives away so that I may live. The sacred give-away I receive and return,
Ever grateful for your flowing power within me.
Without you, I could not see the beauty That you have given us.
I feel the sun on my face, and I know your warmth,
And I know that somehow everything is perfect.
I give thanks as I walk my path of beauty.
For you I live all the days of my life.