Monday, June 10, 2013
Being Thankful - By Sakoieta
Thinking about prayer all day today. What is prayer and when do we pray and why. I was taught and rejected that when we need things we ask for them from this great divine being who is supposed to be somewhat like Santa Claus or the Miracle Man and give us a present of answered prayer. It may not be right away and may take many years for him to finally visit us and give us what we ask for. I have never liked hearing these types of prayers prayed by people. It reeks of selfishness and an asking for things we think in our limited minds we may understand what we think we want enough for our prayers to be answered. I have always favored the way we pray as Onkwehonwe people. Never asking for anything. When we pray it is giving thanks because we recognize that with our limited minds as a human being what we ask for may not be what we really need. My prayers are always thanks for what I have been given and what may come my way in the future knowing that my needs will always be met and that my limited mindset will never be able to fully understand what I will need in the days to come. So when I pray each morning and night and through out the day it is to give thanks for the things I have been given and that I am responsible for. It’s going to be interesting to see what type of responses people will put down.