Neme’gishek

Gwi o gneme ne ginwa nake gi o gneme ne ginwa.

Egme gishek emadmoyan ge nin

Ya all going to go and pray or have ya all prayed?

Interesting concept of Prayer Day folks. Prayer should be on going each day is what those elders used to tell us, but they also showed us by the way they lived their lives. I would see them going forth and praying every day and greeting the day with their praise and worship. They didn’t so much ask for anything more than health and help for themselves and family, but they worshiped and praised the God more than asking for things.

The stuff of prayer is what I witnessed as a child on a daily basis and it taught me how to live and pray. It taught a beautiful concept of prayer and praise, all together being a form of worship, asking the God for nothing but health and help. I still do the same today after all these years.

Iw enajmoyan,

Nin se Neaseno.

Author: neaseno

I was born on Powers Bluff in Wood County, Wisconsin, into a traditional community of Neshnabek. I was raised speaking only native languages, and learned to speak English upon entering school at the age of 6. As of this writing, I am one of 5 remaining Heritage Fluent Speakers of Potawatomi.

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