Prayer in the time of COVID-19 or Pandemic Prayer
Earth My Body Water My Tears Air My Breath And Fire My Spirit Earth My Body Native American Dancers Dance Medicine to the Four Corners of the world. This Social Distance is a Great Lie We are all connected The Earth’s Body Is My Body And so I go for a Walk, I leave my House,
I Seek Connection, I let my feet touch the Grass My Roots go deep I walk Medicine into the Worlds
I grind the sickness to dust under my feet I trample it, I conquer it, I Heal It. Water My Tears Air My Breath And Fire My Temper Earth My Body Water My Tears They come pouring out from me Seven Times Seven Tears To redeem the souls of men As the Peacock Angel teaches his Priests Sacred Compassion Extinguishes the Fires of Hell This sickness.. this dis-ease.. another Hell extinguished by our Tears extinguished by Our compassion. Air My Breath And Fire My Spirit Earth My Body Water My Tears Air My Breath I whisper words to the Gods I talk to the Spirits I call out to the Ancestors I reach out to loved ones I keep in touch I remind them they are beautiful and sacred and that this too shall pass I speak truth to power I pause I breathe deep I hold it in I exhale I fill my lungs with Sacred Breath I return to Center And Fire My Spirit Earth My Body Water My Tears Air My Breath And Fire My Spirit My spirit burns for justice Justice for those lost to this virus because governments thought about Politics before People My spirit burns for justice Justice for those who have lost their income Their livelihood, their dreams Justice for the small businesses that may not recover My spirit burns for justice Justice for those who are doing the WORK who are feeding strangers who are caring for the homeless who are on the front lines I burn this candle as Medicine I burn this candle to Light The Path I burn this candle as a Prayer for Healing I burn this candle for Justice Earth Our Bodies Water Our Tears Air Our Breath And Fire Our Spirits
May we all find ways to pray in the pandemic.. with our bodies.. with our tears.. with our breath.. and with our spirits. -Christopher Angelo As I was taught, The 'Earth My Body' chant is based on a Native American chant, the sentiment of which echos throughout indigenous cultures around the world - Recognizing that we are pieces of the living planet, awakened into self awareness. Sharing the very elements of our bodies with all of life. It is passed down through Folk Traditions and there are many versions of songs using this chorus. Please note.. for this Prayer I changed "Water My Blood" to "Water My Tears"