10/15/2014 09:10 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Daily Meditation: Make Us Wise

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.

Today's meditation features a prayer by 19th century Sioux Indian Chief Yellow Lark, from the Harvard Square Library. The prayer asks for strength and wisdom from the ever-present Great Spirit.


I Come Before You by Chief Yellow Lark

Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the winds and whose breath gives life to the world: as I come before You, one of Your many children, I am small and weak; I need Your strength and wisdom. May I walk in beauty; may my eyes behold the red and purple sunset; may my hands respect what You have made; may my ears be sharp to hear Your voice.

Make me wise, so I may know what You teach in every leaf and rock. Make me strong, so I may be able to fight my greatest enemy, myself. May I ever be ready to come to You with clean hands and straight eyes, so that when life fades like a sunset, I may come You without shame.



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