An Ojibwa Blessing

February 3, 2011

May you walk in beauty, and may your eyes ever
behold the red and purple sunsets.
May your hands respect the things the Great Spirit has made,
and may your ears be sharp so you may hear the Great Spirit’s voice.
May you be wise,
so that you may understand what the Great Spirit has taught your people and

the lessons the Great Spirit has hidden in each leaf
and each rock.
May you ask for wisdom and strength,
not to be superior to your brothers and sisters, but to be able
to fight your greatest enemy, yourself.
May you be ever ready to come before the Great Spirit with
clean hands and a straight eye,
so as life fades away as a fading sunset,
your soul may come to the Great Spirit without shame.

-adapted from an Ojibwa prayer, Author Unknown




One Response to “An Ojibwa Blessing”

  1. Suze said

    This is absolutely beautiful.

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