Bring Us Peace
Prayer by Margaret Noodin
We are blessed by you Lord
ezhi-aanikoobidooyan gakina gegoo.
you who connects all being.
We are blessed by you Sun
you give us light and strength.
We are blessed by you Moon
you teach us the importance of reflection.
We are blessed by you Land and Water
your circulation supports our living.
Apii zhawenimiyaang, zhawenimangidwaa.
As we are blessed, we bless others.
Apii zaagi’iyaang, zaagi’angidwaa.
As we are loved, we love others.
Apii noojimo’iyaang, noojimo’angidwaa.
As we are healed, we heal others.
Apii inawenimigooyan, inawenindiyaang.
As we are related to you, we are related to one another.
Naadamawishinaam daga noongom
Help us all now
Nagamotawishinaam daga noongom
Sing to us all now
Nanaa’ishinaam daga noongom
Repair us all now
Nana’isanishinaam daga Gichidibenjiged.
Bring peace to all our souls O Lord.”
These days when breath is hard, when new pains & new ailments nearly overtake me, I’m finding it easier to pray through it. My time in bed leaves me in deep reflection. I think of so many faces I haven’t seen in awhile, and often I will dream about them when I can get rest. I’ll admit I have shed many tears, often out of nowhere (maybe from lack of proper food…there is a lot to be said of the cleansing of a spiritual fast, I’m learning, even though mine is for medical reasons) and every tear feels like gratitude.
I had a feeling it would be a rough year medical wise and this is proving to be true. It’s difficult even with the intuitive heads up, but I am keeping as strong as possible, with help of course.
Thank you to my husband for taking care of me and for all who have prayed and sent well wishes. I feel them.
For those who don’t know, somehow I have pancreatitis, and it’s been a rough road. Thankfully, due to Jackson’s struggles with it last year, we’ve known what to do to help heal it faster because unfortunately the ER doctor wasn’t very helpful, and my doctor moved out of the country so I can’t see the new doc until the 25th. There isn’t much that can be done anyway (and that’s a good thing, as it means there’s no cause for immediate concern) aside from being patient and if there’s one thing being chronically ill has taught me, it’s patience.
I’ve rambled on enough. I love you all. Be well. ❤️❤️