I make this post on prayer words as we seem to be on a collision course with prophetic discourses of elders I once knew and certainly, the Spirit of all Life has even revealed prophecies of this time to me personally. I have walked in this sacred manner of our people for may years and have managed to cultivate a working relationship with our Creator and His Helpers over the years.
It is my belief we Neshnabek are facing one of the most difficult times of our existence thus far. We have faced famine, colonial onslaughts, wars, racial conflicts, discrimination, and the like for many years and have survived. We are a tried, tested and proven people, when it comes to surviving, but we have yet to face our Creator to make us ready for these times the human race must traverse.
Not many years ago, I had the experience of several visions which I did not completely understand then. In 2003, I and several young Native men, heard Four Whistles coming from somewhere above us. They were clear and very distinct, thus could not be mistaken for anything else but whistles, and they came from all around us, from the Universe.
At one time, in the not too distant past, I witnessed some strange creatures being released into this world, from the Under World. They were strange in appearance and there was a horrible stench from all around them. They seemed to be searching for something and it was revealed to me they were here as servants of the Holy One to test mankind for all the injustice done to the Earth and its denizens.
There have been trumpet sounds and eagle bone whistle sounds I have heard periodically over the past few years, as though to remind me of former visions, revelations given to me during fasts and periods of introspection. All of this has had to do with this period of time we are currently experiencing.
More on that later, for now, these are some prayer words to help ya all, as prayer is the way to the heart and soul of our Creator and the Above Places. We need our Creator more than ever now.
Iw enaj mo yan! That is all I have to say. Iw sega nomgek! Ending a prayer/Amen.
Kob je ge waj gen! To end a prayer/to end S.T.
Ahau, e Kob je ge waj ge yak! Ok, Let’s tie things up!
Ok, Let’s end things!
Ok, Let’s wrap things up!
Ke bon ye wi men Let’s Quit!
Kesh Kwata men Let’s Stop! (Ceremonial use)
Kweb ye wi men Let’s get started
Kwe web ta men Another one.
Etso nangot oy go Each and everyone of us
Jagé na gomgé Each and everyone of us
Nozhoyen etso nangotoygo! Bless each and everyone of us!
Jage nag onan – All of my relations!
Gdenwe magnedok—- All of my relatives! All inclusive statement: Includes the Two leggeds, The Four leggeds, The Creeping Crawling Things, The Winged Nation, The Fire, The Rock, The Water, and the Green. This also takes into account the past, present, and future on all these things.
Gagiget to talk-to say a prayer
Shkwedensi Fire Spirit
Jak gego ga gishtot He/She made everything
Nibok stand up/plural
Kawtagnagjegen to make a circle/describes a dance
Kawtagnajegemen let’s make a circle and dance
Ewseganomgek ending a prayer
Niokade my namesake
Nenwitok my fellow man(en)
Kwetok my fellow woman(en)
Kobjegewat they are closing the circle
Kobjegeyak we are closing this circle/end the doings
Gwi kobjegemen we will end this thing
Kobjegewajgen to end a prayer or something
Shgetagen punk wood/used to start fires with
Sketagen sometimes spelled this way
Jignek kneeling down
Mezodanek our parents
Dodanek another family
Jagenagomge each and everyone of us
Jagenagonan all of our relatives
Wdenwemagnedok all of our relatives/spiritual term
Bgosenjegewen hope for/wish for
Ode eshe bgosenmegomen This is what we hope/ask for from you
Ode eshe bgosenmegoygo This is what we hope/ask for
Ode gde she bgosenmego This is what you are being asked of/for