|Creator of the North, who brings the white blanket of snow to cover Mother Earth for her rest and
renewal. Give us the strength to withstand the chill but remind us to be forever grateful
for Mother Earth in her sleep.
Creator of the East, the
place of the rising sun, who holds in you right hand the years of our life and in your
left hand the opportunity of each day. Remind us each day to use our gifts in a good way.
Creator of the South, whose
warm wind melts the cold around our hearts and dissolves our fears so we may always kindle
our flame of love. Remind us to have courage and compassion, for all who are truly strong
are also kind.
Creator of the West, the
place of the setting sun and the one that teaches us gratitude throughout the day. Remind
us to know that the end of the day is equal to the beginning.
Creator of the Above, and
the place of countless sparkling stars of every season. Remind us of the beauty and
strength beyond our knowing, but forever waiting for our words.
Creator of Mother Earth,
the strength beneath our feet and the storehouse of forever bounty. Remind us to give many
Nya-wehs for your constant sharing and caring.
Creator self, remind us to
be always grateful for your gift of life and always respectful of this priceless way of
All my relations, Jan Longboat,
Turtle Clan, Mohawk Nation