Prayers of hope…
July 21, 2008

Today my friend Ken begins his first bout of chemotherapy. He has been in the forefront of my thoughts as we edge closer to today. I am reminded, too, that I haven’t checked in with Katja since her last cancer surgery. Today’s prayer is for them and for all who are troubled with illness. This Prayer for Healing is from our First Nation’s Tradition.

Mother, sing me a song
That will ease my pain,
Mend broken bones,
Bring wholeness again.
Catch my babies
When they are born,
Sing my death song,
Teach me how to mourn.

Show me the Medicine
Of the healing herbs,
The value of spirit,
The way I can serve.

Mother, heal my heart
So that I can see
The gifts of yours
That can live through me.


Migwetch                               GRB