Friday, April 4, 2014

Iroquois Prayer

O Great Spirit....

You say I'm A Cowboy.....



~ Cowboy 

You say I'm a cowboy; like I should be ashamed 
Well; I'm here to tell you, that I proudly carry the name. 
I respect my elders, open doors and say sir or ma'am 
That's what my parents taught me; so that's the way I am.

I was taught a prayer; before a meal, should not be forgot
And I support our troops; whether I believe in the war or not.
One nation under God is how we should be known
And prayer; I believe, in school it does belong.

My money should say In God We Trust, for that's what was intended. We should quit being politically correct;
for it's God we keep offending.

So call me a cowboy and act as if it's a disgrace
But when I go to bed at night; God smiles upon my face!

Poem by, Ron L Willis
Photo by, Christopher Wilson

*God bless and keep sharing the Good News !!! ~ C4C

Elder's Meditation of the Day April 4


Elder's Meditation of the Day April 4
"You can pray for whatever you want, but it is always best to pray for others, not for yourself."
--John Fire Lame Deer, LAKOTA
When you are selfish and you pray, you are requesting things to flow only to you. When you are selfless, you are praying for things to flow to others. The old ones say this is the highest form of prayer. Praying this way is according to the Natural Laws.
Great Spirit, today, let my thoughts be about others.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Elder's Meditation of the Day April 3


Elder's Meditation of the Day April 3
"We know that in all creation, only the human family has strayed from the Sacred Way."
--OJIBWA Prayer
How have we gotten so far off track? What has happened to us? What is happening to our family? How did it happen so quickly? Every individual needs to answer these questions for themselves. What do we need to do to start living the Sacred Way again? Pray! Today I will start praying. I pray the Creator will lead all Native People to a great healing. I pray we'll be free from alcohol and drugs. I pray we will return to the culture, to spirituality and to unity.
My Mother, help us to heal ourselves. Make us strong again.

Cherokee Prayer

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Elder's Meditation of the Day April 2


Elder's Meditation of the Day April 2
"With children we always have to think about seven generations to come but yet unborn."
--Janice Sundown Hattet, SENECA
What we do today will effect the children seven generations form now. How we treat the Mother Earth will affect the children yet to be born. If we poison the water today, our children's children will be affected by the decision we made. Our children are the gateway to the future. Let us conscientiously think about the children and the seven generations to come.
My Creator, I thank you for my ancestors, seven generations ago.

Definition Of Wilderness.

DEFINITION OF WILDERNESS 
(c) A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own 
works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where 
the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where 
man himself is a visitor who does not remain. An area of wilderness is 
further defined to mean in this Act an area of undeveloped Federal 
land retaining its primeval character and influence, without 
permanent improvements or human habitation, which is protected 
and managed so as to preserve its natural conditions and which (1) 
generally appears to have been affected primarily by the forces of 
nature, with the imprint of man's work substantially unnoticeable; (2) 
has outstanding opportunities for solitude or a primitive and 
unconfined type of recreation; (3) has at least five thousand acres of 
land or is of sufficient size as to make practicable its preservation and 
use in an unimpaired condition; and (4) may also contain ecological, 
geological, or other features of scientific, educational, scenic, or 
historical value.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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Great Spirit

Great Spirit, you have been always, and before you no one has been.There is no other one to pray to but you. You yourself, everything that you see, everything has been made by you. The star nations all over the universe you have finished. The four quarters of the earth you have finished. The day, and in that day, everything you have finished.



Spirituality

Elder's Meditation of the Day April 1


Elder's Meditation of the Day April 1
"People think other things are more important than prayer, but they are mistaken."
--Thomas Yellowtail, CROW
An Elder once said the most important thing you can do in the course of a day is to pray. If we get up late or oversleep, which is more important? Rush to work without praying or pray first and then go to work? The Elders say it's more important to pray. If we get angry, should we act on our anger or should we pray first? The Elders say it's more important to pray first. If, during the day, we face indecision, what should we do? PRAY. If, during the day, we become irritated or we experience fear, what should we do first? PRAY. The Warrior who prays first will lead a different life from those who pray last.
Great Spirit, teach me to pray first!

Elder's Meditation of the Day March 31


Elder's Meditation of the Day March 31
"The old Lakota was wise. He knew that man's heart away from nature becomes hard; he knew the lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to a lack of respect for humans too. So he kept his youth close to its softening influence."
--Luther Standing Bear, OGLALA SIOUX
When we live in nature it's like constantly being in school. We are in an environment that is always teaching. We are constantly being reminded hat there are laws, Natural Laws, which are running the universe. Once we know these laws and we drift from them, we start to live our lives in a different way. Soon we become discontent, selfish, and disrespectful. Then, we get in trouble. If our lives have become this way, it can be reversed by going back to nature to be among our teachers.
Great Spirit, teach men, again, the Natural Laws.

The Beauty of the trees.....

Sunday, March 30, 2014

C4C Prayer for the Day March 30, 2014

Dear Lord,
I thank You for this day,
...
I thank You for my being able to see
and to hear this morning!
I'm blessed because You are
a forgiving God and
an understanding God.
You have done so much for me
and You keep on blessing me.
Forgive me this day for everything
I have done, said or thought
that was not pleasing to you.

I ask now for Your forgiveness.
Please keep me safe
from all danger and harm.
Help me to start this day
with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude.
Let me make the best of each and every day
to clear my mind so that I can hear from You.
Please broaden my mind
that I can accept all things.
Let me not whine and whimper
over things I have no control over.
And give me the best response
when I'm pushed beyond my limits.

I know that when I can't pray,
You listen to my heart.
Continue to use me to do Your will.
Continue to bless me that I may be
a blessing to others.
Keep me strong that I may help the weak...
Keep me uplifted that I may have
words of encouragement for others.
I pray for those that are lost
and can't find their way.
I pray for those that are misjudged
and misunderstood.
I pray for those who
don't know You intimately.
I pray for those that don't believe.

But I thank You that I believe
that God changes people and
God changes things.
I pray for all my sisters and brothers.
For each and every family member
in their households.
I pray for peace, love and joy
in their homes; that they are out of debt
and all their needs are met.
I pray that every eye that reads this
knows there is no problem, circumstance,
or situation greater than God.
Every battle is in Your hands for You to fight.

I pray that these words be received
into the hearts of every eye that sees it
in Jesus' name. Amen!

Just repeat this phrase and see how God moves!!
~ God I love you and I need you,
come into my heart, please..

Pastor, Chris

*God bless and keep sharing the Good News !!! ~ C4C
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Elder's Meditation of the Day March 30


Elder's Meditation of the Day March 30
"If anyone has children, they better teach their children to follow the traditions that we're leaving behind because it is later than we think with all that's going on."
--Juanita Centeno, CHUMASH
The habits, attitudes, and beliefs that carry the human through the trials of life are developed at a very young age. If we are taught respect at a very young age, the odds are we'll be respectful throughout our whole lives. If we are taught to dance at a young age, we'll dance our whole lives. If we are taught to sing the traditional songs while we are young, we'll sing those songs throughout our whole lives. And who do we drum and sing songs to? Our children. This is how we keep it going.
Great Spirit, today, teach me to teach the children.

Ginger