Standing Rock Sioux's Prayer. Our prayer.


All my relations
I honor you in this circle of life with me today
I 'm grateful for this opportunity to acknowledge you in this prayer.
To the Creator, for the ultimate gift of life,
I  thank you.

To the mineral nation that has built and maintain my bones,
and all foundations of life experience ,
I thank you.

To the plant nation that sustains my organs and body
and gives healing herbs for sickness,
I thank you.

To the animal nation that feeds me from your own flesh and offers your loyal
companionship in this walk of life,
I thank you.

To the human nation that shares my path as a soul
upon the sacred wheel of Earthy life,
I thank you.

To the Spirit nation that guides me invisibly
through the ups and downs of life and for carrying the torch of life through the Ages ,
I thank you.

To the four winds of Change and Growth,
I thank you.

You are my relations, my relatives without whom I would not live.
We are in the circle of life together , co-existing, co-depending, co-creating our destiny.

One, not important than the other.
One nation evolving from the other and yet, each dependent upon the one above the one below.
All of us a part of the Great Mystery.
Thank you for this life.