Sweat Lodge Prayer
We come before you in a humble manner and ask for your help. We offer these herbs and pray. To the four sacred directions and powers of the Universe we pray: to the spirits of the air in the north, to the spirits of the fire in the east, to the spirits of the earth in the south, to the spirits of the the water in the west.
We pray and give thanks to you, O Great Spirit.
We pray and give thanks to Grandfather Sun, the Grandmother Moon, to the Mother Earth, and our relations in Nature. We thank you for your power, energy, gifts, and resources, because without you we would not be able to live and survive. We ask that you forgive us if we have ever harmed or hurt you. We pray, offer this tobacco and herbs, and ask that you doctor us, heal us, purify us, and protect us. We pray for our Elders, women, children, and fellow human beings.
We ask for peace, harmony, and healing wordwide.
Thank you, Great Spirit.
O Great Creator and the good doctor spirits. I offer you this tobacco and sacred cedar. I ask for your help. I want to learn how to develop and use my dreams, to remember my dreams, and to learn from my dreams. I ask that the spirit of this cedar and good powers protect me while I experiment with this dreaming power. I ask that my soul be my teacher and protector. I ask that I be given a dream ally who will serve as my teacher, adviser and guardian. I ask that you protect me from all bad thoughts, powers and entities. Teach me how to creatively develop my dreams, to use dreams to answer certain questions, to resolve problems in my life, or to decipher dreams that I don’t understand. Thank you for all of your help and assistance. I feel so much gratitude in my heart for these insights and abilities.
Morning Sun Salutation
To tap into the power of the Sun, you must get up just before sunrise, go out and make prayers, sing and dance, and give thanks to Grandfather Sun. Give thanks for meeting the new day with a new life. Let that power and energy flow into you
Take a glass of water with you. Talk and pray to it, to the spirit of the water as well as to Grandfather Sun. If you are sick, hurt, or having bad luck, or if you have been damaged in any way, ask the Grandfather Sun to shine his strong healing power, beauty and light into that water. After you have prayed for your family and yourself, drink that water. It will doctor you, heal you, and strengthen you.
I visualize the bright, warm power of Grandfather Sun slowly cleansing and recharging each of my psychic centers that are connected to the major glands of my endocrine system. I visualize a waterfall doing the cleansing. Repeat this affirmation: “I will be strong, I will be healthy, I will be happy, I will be protected, I will have a long life.” Then I hum, “I will be one with the Sun” four times. When I do this I can actually feel my vibratory level rising and all tension, anger, and frustration leaving my mind, body and soul. Sometimes I see an eagle come soaring in and try to merge my consciousness with his and fly through the sky, so relaxed, peaceful and happy.
-From Native Healer: Initiation into an Ancient Art by Medicine Grizzlybear Lake, with minor adaptations by me, angelicmoonfairy.