For me, the connection to nature is the true beauty of the North American
path. For when we are connected to the beauty of the Earth, we come
closer to God. "Father God" and "Mother Earth" - the male and the
female energies - are both honored and worshipped through prayer.
Their focus on beauty and harmony - about what is right about the world,
instead of what is wrong with it - I found to be calming and relaxing
about their prayers. If you are looking for simple, spiritual prayers,
look right here.
Prayer Index: Native Faiths - North American
In the house made of dawn.
In the story made of dawn.
On the trail of dawn.
O, Talking God.
His feet, my feet, restore.
His limbs, my limbs, restore.
His body, my body, restore.
His mind, my mind, restore.
His voice, my voice, restore.
His heart, my heart, restore.
With beauty before him, with beauty before me.
With beauty behind him, with beauty behind me.
With beauty above him, with beauty above me.
With beauty below him, with beauty below me.
With beauty around him, with beauty around me.
With beauty in his voice, with beauty in my voice.
It is finished in beauty.
In the house of evening light.
From the story made of evening light.
On the trail of evening light.
Now that I am about to eat, O Great Spirit, give my thanks to the
beasts and birds whom You have provided for my hunger. Pray deliver
my sorrow that living things must make a sacrifice for my comfort and
well-being. Let the feather of corn spring up in its time and let it
not wither but make full grains for the fires of our cooking pots,
now that I am about to eat.