One of my winter web members and friends, Richard, sent us this Ute prayer which I now find myself reading regularly. I want to share it with you. Also, I would like to encourage you to send me (susanknilans at yahoo dot com) prayers, poems, and quotes that I can post for all. Photos, too!
Earth Teach Me
Earth teach me stillness as the grasses are stilled with light.
Earth teach me suffering as old stones suffer with memory.
Earth teach me caring as parents who secure their young.
Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone.
Earth teach me limitation as the ant which crawls on the ground.
Earth teach me freedom as the eagle which soars in the sky.
Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall.
Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.
Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life.
Earth teach me to remember kindness as dry fields weep with rain.