Retreat Prayer #5

My God,
place me where I may be held tightly by you.

O God, let me become like a liana,
like millet with very many small grains.

God of the mountain of my ancestors, hear me!

May God be favorable to you:
be vigorous like a tree that lasts
through the annual blossoming of its shoots.

My God,
grant me light for my eyes to see all things.

My God,
you who are here and elsewhere,
be a God who sees and hears.

And God said, "All right!"

Samburu People - Kenya
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