Cherokee prayer is a vital aspect of Cherokee spirituality and culture, and plays an important role in the Cherokee way of life. The Cherokee people have a long and rich spiritual tradition that is deeply connected to the natural world, and their prayers reflect this close relationship. Cherokee prayers are often recited as a way of offering thanks and gratitude to the Creator and to the natural world, and are seen as a way of maintaining balance and harmony in the universe. The origins of Cherokee prayer can be traced back to the pre-colonial era, and many traditional prayers have been passed down through generations. Today, Cherokee prayer remains a cherished tradition that continues to play a central role in Cherokee spirituality and cultural identity.
Please read the prayers below which will provide guidance for Cherokee Prayer. May God Bless You!
Cherokee Prayer 1
May the warm winds of heaven
Blow softly upon your house
May the Great Spirit
Bless all who enter there.
May your mocassins
Make happy tracks
In many snows.
And may the Rainbow
Always touch your shoulder.
May the sun
Bring you new energy by day
May the moon
Softly restore you by night
May the rain
Wash away your worries
May the breeze
Blow new strength into your being
May you walk gently through the world
And know its beauty
All the days of your life.
Cherokee Prayer 2
May your hands be cleansed that they create beautiful things.
May your feet be cleansed, that they might take you where you most need to be.
May your heart be cleansed, that you might hear its message clearly.
May your throat be cleansed, that you might speak rightly when words are needed.
May your eyes be cleansed, that you might see the signs and wonders of the world.
May this person and space be washed clean by the smoke of these fragrant plants.
And may that same smoke carry our prayers spiraling, to the heavens.