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This week's prayer focus: Pentecost - Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Presbytery

Native American Prayers

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.

(translated by Lakota Sioux Chief Yellow Lark in 1887) published in Native American Prayers - by the Episcopal Church.

Prayer to The Four Directions - Chief Seattle

Great Spirit of Light, come to me out of the East (red) with the power of the rising sun. Let there be light in my words, let there be light on my path that I walk. Let me remember always that you give the gift of a new day. And never let me be burdened with sorrow by not starting over again.

Great Spirit of Love, come to me with the power of the North (white). Make me courageous when the cold wind falls upon me. Give me strength and endurance for everything that is harsh, everything that hurts, everything that makes me squint. Let me move through life ready to take what comes from the north.

Great Life-Giving Spirit, I face the West (black), the direction of sundown. Let me remember everyday that the moment will come when my sun will go down. Never let me forget that I must fade into you. Give me a beautiful color, give me a great sky for setting, so that when it is my time to meet you, I can come with glory.  Great Spirit of Creation, send me the warm and soothing winds from the South (yellow). Comfort me and caress me when I am tired and cold. Unfold me like the gentle breezes that unfold the leaves on the trees. As you give to all the earth your warm, moving wind, give to me, so that I may grow close to you in warmth. Man did not create the web of life, he is but a strand in it. Whatever man does to the web, he does to himself.

Prayer Calendar

Date Prayer Focus
1-Feb Reserve Community - 80th birthday
8-Feb Albuquerque La Mesa - 71st birthday
15-Feb Farmington First - 126th birthday
22-Feb Albuquerque St. Andrew - 56th birthday
1-Mar Magdalena Community - 108th birthday
8-Mar Albuquerque Immanuel - 67th birthday
15-Mar Penasco Emmanuel - 134th birthday
22-Mar Las Vegas First United - 145th birthday
29-Mar Albuquerque Covenant - 60th birthday
12-Apr Grants First - 86th birthday
19-Apr Cuba - 126th birthday
26-Apr Albuquerque First - 135th birthday
3-May Presbyterian Reformed Church in Cuba and Presbytery's Cuba Work Group
10-May Albuquerque Rio Grande - 68th birthday
17-May Rio Rancho - 29th birthday
24-May Pentecost - Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Presbytery
31-May Albuqueruqe Shepherd of the Valley - 46th birthday
7-Jun Mora First - 132nd birthday
14-Jun Truchas Smith Memorial - 112th birthday
21-Jun Aztec - 126th birthday
28-Jun Los Alamos White Rock - 48th birthday
5-Jul Jemez Springs - 134th birthday
12-Jul Albuquerque New Life - 42nd birthday
19-Jul Raton First - 130th birthday
26-Jul Santa Fe Westminster - 122nd birthday
2-Aug Angel Fire United - 19th birthday
9-Aug Ranchos de Taos - 123rd birthday
16-Aug Synod of the Southwest and General Assembly
23-Aug Glenwood Community - 94th birthday
30-Aug Santa Fe First - 148th birthday
6-Sep Dixon Embudo - 126th birthday
13-Sep Laguna United - 137th birthday
20-Sep All Inquirers and Candidates for ministry, and all Seminaries
27-Sep Belen First - 51st birthday
4-Oct World Communion Sunday - All Mission Co-workers and Peacemakers in the PC(USA)
11-Oct Socorro First - 135th birthday
18-Oct Chimayo El Buen Pastor - 112th birthday
25-Oct Albuquerque Sandia - 25th birthday
1-Nov Los Alamos United - 68th birthday
8-Nov Gallup Westminster - 54th birthday
15-Nov Taos First - 141st birthday
22-Nov Datil Community - 57th birthday
29-Nov Chacon El Rito - 136th birthday
6-Dec Placitas Las Placitas - 121st birthday
13-Dec Albuqueruqe Camino de Vida
20-Dec All Honorably Retired Pastors and Members-at-large of the Presbytery
27-Dec Albuquerque Second - 126th birthday

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