Ojibwe Prayer + Update

Nana’isanishinaam /
Bring Us Peace
Prayer by Margaret Noodin

“Gizhawenimimin Gichidibenjiged
We are blessed by you Lord

ezhi-aanikoobidooyan gakina gegoo.
you who connects all being.

Gizhawenimimin Giizis
We are blessed by you Sun

you give us light and strength.

Gizhawenimimin Dibiki-giizis
We are blessed by you Moon

gikinoo’amawiyaang zaagaasidiyaang.
you teach us the importance of reflection.

Gizhawenimimin Mashkiig
We are blessed by you Land and Water

ezhi-ditibiziyan wenji-bimaadiziyaang.
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. ❤️❤️

Published by Jennifer Patino


32 thoughts on “Ojibwe Prayer + Update

  1. The healing strength in this prayer shines. I’m thankful for your faith and Jackson and everything you have to sustain you, and I’m adding everything in my power to aid in this fight, my friend. I love you dearly! 💜

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Well wishes! I understand what you’re going through, my wife has been facing numerous medical issues the past 15 years, and hasn’t worked in 12 years, and practically lives in her room. Father, I pray for Jennifer, healing, strength, peace. May your love, surround, hover over her heart! In Jesus’ name, Amen! Blessings to you!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you, Warren. Very similar story here. I was diagnosed with my polycystic kidney disease as a teen, and it caught up with me 15 years ago as well. I had to begrudgingly stop working and many things in my life changed. Around the same time I was diagnosed with epilepsy after having on and off seizures that no one realized were seizures since childhood. It’s been a battle. Thank you for your prayers. I will keep your wife in mine as well. 🙏

      Liked by 1 person

  3. the prayer is so so beautiful i love this line: “you teach us the importance of reflection” i’ve never thought about the moon like that before!!
    i’m so so sorry about all the bad days though, and sending you all the love and good wishes <33 hope it all gets so so much better soon

    Liked by 2 people

    1. I’m glad it spoke to you. The moon reflects the sun, so I kind of always viewed it as a mirror of sorts. I’m nocturnal so spending time in moonlight is when I typically reflect. Thank you so much for the well wishes.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s