"Great Spirit give us hearts to understand;
Never to take from creation's beauty more than we give;
Never to destroy wantonly for the furtherance of greed;
Never to deny to give our hands for the building of Earth's beauty;
Never to take from her what we cannot use.
Give us hearts to understand
That to destroy Earth's music is to create confusion;
That to wreck her appearance is to blind us to beauty;
That to callously pollute her fragrance is to make a house of stench;
That as we care for her she will care for us.
We have forgotten who we are.
We have sought only our own security.
We have exploited simply for our own ends.
We have distorted our knowledge.
We have abused our power.
Great Spirit, whose dry lands thirst, help us find the way to refresh your lands.
Great Spirit, whose waters are choked with debris and pollution, help us find the way to cleanse your waters.
Great Spirit, whose beautiful Earth grows ugly with mis-use, help us find the way to restore beauty to your handiwork.
Great Spirit, whose creatures are being destroyed, help us to find a way to replenish them
Great Spirit, whose gifts to us are being lost in selfishness and corruption,
help us find the way to restore our humanity."
--- NAVAJO prayer
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Miguel82 (17317) 2013-12-26 20:41
Original navajo prayer Ray, something so far from me, Antelope canyon should be a interesting place to visit as I saw many members posting images of that point of interest, excellent hues, warm regards
emka (68576) 2013-12-26 23:07
Interesting navajo prayer and wonderful photo of their jewel, Antelope Canyon. Superb presentation of this fascinating place.
All the best
siudzi (29617) 2013-12-27 2:47
Another spectacular shot of this interesting subject. Like the way you built this composition with the lighter part on top the frame. Again, the warm tonality made the view so attractive and eye-catching! TFS!
Corry (4106) 2013-12-27 7:08
Encore une très belle photo de ce canyon. On dirait un bricolage avec du papier chiffonné. Ce site est impressionnant. Félicitations.
annjackman (16819) 2013-12-27 22:40
Antelope Canyon is an amazing place to take photographs and you did well with this one. The smooth shapes and colours of the eroded rock are lovely, particularly near the daylight source.
The prayer makes an interesting and moving accompanying note - TFS.
Kind Regards, Ann
Noel_Byrne (17175) 2013-12-28 2:51
This place is on my bucket list, it looks so surreal with its smooth sweeping curves and the heavenly light from above. The colors are stunning too, so many shades of orange and ochre and earth, its like looking at a color card from a painters! I like this angle very much, one I have never seen before from this amazing place.
Thanks as always