The Lord's Prayer 

                  Read by Rita Sands - (audio file below and words on pdf beside)  

The Lord's Prayer Ojibwe
The Lord's Prayer in Ojibwe

Prayer in Anishinaabemowin

                     Zhawenim Gizhe-manidoo 

                    Wii-jiiwshinang Kina gego 

                    Eshcigeyang Niiguan Nikeyaa 

                    Pane Weweni, 

                   Miigwech Miigwech, 

                   mii iw Apeingi 

Prayer in English 

                  All loving Creator 

                 Help us Walk/ be with us 

                 In all that we do 

                Into the future 

                Thank you, thanks

                That’s it Amen

The Morning Prayer 

The wind listens 

Hear my heart

Hear my spirit

Here my words

The water cleanses 

Clean my heart 

Clean my spirit

Clean my mind 

The animals guide me

Guide my heart

Guide my spirit

Guide my mind

Mother earth feeds me

Feed my heart

Feed my spirit

Feed my mind 

              By Brandon Bob, Salish and Nēhiyaw (Cree)    (p. 6 We Are the Land Scholastic Resource) 


Cheyenne Prayer for Peace

Let us know peace.

For as long as the moon shall rise,

For as long as the rivers shall flow,

For as long as the sun shall shine,

For as long as the grass shall grow,

Let us know peace. 

 - Cheyenne Prayer



May you have the strength 

of eagles' wings

the faith and courage to 

fly to new heights,

and the wisdom

of the universe

to carry you there.

                                                                                                                                               First Nations Prayers

December 12: National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous People 

                                                                                                                                                                             I am not here who am your Mother? 

                                                                                                                                             Are you not under my shadow and protection? 

Are you not in the crossing of my arms? 

Is there anything else you need?  

                       - Our Lady of Guadalupe 

December 12 is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe

This day commemorates the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin in 1531 at Tepeyac, on the outskirts of Mexico City.  (Living with Christ Vol. 25, No. 12). 

The National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples is celebrated on December 12 every year, on the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas, who appeared to a humble native peasant, Juan Diego, in Mexico in 1531.  The Canadian Catholic Aboriginal Council celebrates this day for prayer, solidarity and reconciliation, by issuing an annual message honouring Aboriginal people who were inspired by their Catholic faith.  

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