By Maggie Nez
Holy Grandfather, who watches over us in dark and light times,
Help us to trust that new days will come
And that we will not be stuck in old ways.
Give us the calm that sees us through the times we want to die
And the joy that erupts in unexpected moments of beauty.
Join us in each step of our journey
Even as the path changes and turns.
Be our God and our Guide always.
Even when we mess up again.
Give us the strength of our ancestors
To do more than endure.
Help us to walk in beauty.