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Native American Prayer

In the house made of dawn.
In the story made of dawn.
On the trail of dawn…

Beauty before me,
Beauty behind me,
Beauty above me,
Beauty below me,
Beauty around me,

It is finished in beauty.
It is finished in beauty.

--Native American prayer

[Image: Doused with sacred cornmeal and earth, an Apache girl prays for the good of her people during a four-day initiation rite known as the Sunrise Ceremony. Photographer: Stephen Trimble]

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