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“Oh, Great Spirit” 
Chief Yellow Lark
American Indian, Lakota Tribe

Oh Great Spirit, 
Whose voice I hear in the winds, 
And whose breath gives life to all the world, 
hear me!
I am small and weak, 
I need your strength and wisdom.

Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes 
ever behold the red and purple sunset. 
Make my hands respect the things you have made 
and my ears sharp to hear your voice. 

Make me wise so that I may understand the 
things you have taught my people. 
Let me learn the lessons you have hidden 
in every leaf and rock. 

I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother, 
but to fight my greatest enemy - myself.
Make me always ready to come to you with 
clean hands and straight eyes. 

So when life fades, as the fading sunset 
my spirit may come to you
without shame.



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