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Clark, Fay Marvin – Into the Light – A Navajo Prayer

Identifier

023277

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Into the Light – Fay Marvin Clark

Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the wind and whose Breath gives life to the whole world, hearken!

I come before you as one of Your children. See, I am small and weak; I need Your Strength and Wisdom.

Permit me to walk in beauty and that my eyes may ever behold the crimson sunset. May my hands treat with respect the things which You have created; may my ears hear Your Voice!

Make me wise, that I may understand the things You have taught my people, which You have hidden in every leaf and rock.

I long for strength, not in order that I may overcome my brother; but to fight my greatest enemy, myself.

Make me ever ready to come to You with pure hands and straight eyes, so that my Spirit, when life disappears like the setting sun, may stand unashamed before you.

The source of the experience

Native American Indians

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Breath

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Believing in the spiritual world

Commonsteps

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