A Prayer to Greet the Day: Solomon Ratt (y-dialect)

 

 

kisê-manitow; kinanâskomitin kotak kîsikâw ê-miyiyan.
nipakosêyimon anohc ta-miyiyan sîpêyihtamowin, kisêwâtisiwin, sipiyawêsiwin, mîna sâkihitowin.
sawêyimik kahkiyaw nitôtêmak mîna niwâhkômâkanak.
hay hay.

ᑭᓭ ᒪᓂᑐᐤ:  ᑭᓇᓈᐢᑯᒥᑎᐣ  ᑯᑕᐠ  ᑮᓯᑳᐤ  ᐁ ᒥᔨᔭᐣ᙮
ᓂᐸᑯᓭᔨᒧᐣ ᐊᐦᐨ  ᑕ ᒥᔨᔨᐊᐣ ᓰᐯᔨᐦᑕᒧᐏᐣ, ᑭᓭᐚᑎᓯᐏᐣ, ᓯᐱᔭᐍᓯᐏᐣ, ᒦᓇ ᓵᑭᐦᐃᑐᐏᐣ᙮
ᓴᐍᔨᒥᐠ ᑲᐦᑭᔭᐤ ᓂᑑᑌᒪᐠ ᒦᓇ ᓂᐚᐦᑰᒫᑲᓇᐠ᙮
ᐦᐊᐩ ᐦᐊᐩ

Creator; I thank you for giving me another day.
I ask that today you grant me patience, kindness, tolerance, and love.
Bless all my friends and relatives.
Thank you.

Thanks to Brian Kon for asking for a plural form of this prayer, to be said on behalf of a group, or perhaps by a group (like a class) speaking together: 

kisê-manitow; kinanâskomitinân kotak kîsikâw ê-miyiyâhk.
nipakosêyimonân anohc ta-miyiyâhk sîpêyihtamowin, kisêwâtisiwin, sipiyawêsiwin, mîna sâkihitowin.
sawêyimik kahkiyaw nitôtêminânak mîna niwâhkômâkaninânak.
ay hay.

ᑭᓭ ᒪᓂᑐᐤ; ᑭᓇᓈᐢᑯᒥᑎᓈᐣ ᑯᑕᐠ ᑮᓯᑳᐤ ᐁ ᒥᔨᔮᕽ᙮
ᓂᐸᑯᓭᔨᒧᓈᐣ ᐊᓄᐦᐨ ᑕ ᒥᔨᔮᕽ ᓰᐯᔨᐦᑕᒧᐏᐣ, ᑭᓭᐚᑎᓯᐏᐣ, ᓯᐱᔭᐍᓯᐏᐣ, ᒦᓇ ᓵᑭᐦᐃᑐᐏᐣ᙮
ᓴᐍᔨᒥᐠ ᑲᐦᑭᔭᐤ ᓂᑑᑌᒥᓈᓇᐠ ᒦᓇ ᓂᐚᐦᑰᒫᑲᓂᓈᓇᐠ᙮
ᐊᕀ ᐦᐊᕀ᙮

Creator: We thank you for giving us another day.
We ask that today you grant us patience, kindness, tolerance and love.
Bless all our friends and relatives.
Thank you.

[About this prayer: Sometimes the best prayers are the simple ones that come about spontaneously. Solomon Ratt made this one up that way, then realized it would work well for students. We’re glad he shared it!]

 

 

About Arden Ogg

Arden Ogg is Director of the Cree Literacy Network, launched in 2010 with the goal of creating Cree language literacy materials suitable for use by learners of all ages.
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2 Responses to A Prayer to Greet the Day: Solomon Ratt (y-dialect)

  1. Brian Kon says:

    How would this prayer change if you are giving thanks on behalf of a group?

    • Arden Ogg says:

      That’s a great question. Bravo for understanding that you need different forms of each verb! Solomon Ratt has just come through, and I’ve updated the text. He’s also sent a video that i will upload as soon as I’ve got bandwidth.

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