Mitakuye Oyasin – A simple but profound Lakota Prayer

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Mitakuye Oyasin

– A simple but profound Lakota Prayer –

Mitakuye Oyasin ~ These two words mean ‘All My Relations’ or ‘We are All Related’. To pray this prayer is to petition God on behalf of everyone and everything on Earth.Mitakuye Oyasin honours the sacredness of each person’s individual spiritual path, acknowledges the sacredness of all life (human, animal, plant, etc.) and creates an energy of awareness which strengthens not only the person who prays but the entire planet.

The Prayer


Aho, Mitakuye Oyasin … All my relations, I honour you in this circle of life with me today. I am grateful for this opportunity to acknowledge you in this prayer….

To theCreator, for the ultimate gift of life, I thank you.

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

To the plant nation that…

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