Thanks to Andrea Custer H. Clarke for allowing us to share this prayer that she composed for the Sunday class she teaches for nêhiyawêwin Language Experience.
She offers two versions. One as a prayer to be said by a group (shown in the image above). The second, as it would be said by an individual, appears part way through the video. She gives thanks, and asks for help with kindness and compassion, and for help speaking and being Cree.
It’s a lovely prayer, Andrea, and your gentle recording conveys a sense of blessing in itself. ay-hay!
kinanâskomitinân anohc kâ-kîsikâk
sawêyiminân niyanân kitawâsimisak
wícihinân mîna ka-nêhiyawêyahk
êkwa ka-nêhiyawâtisiyahk tahto-kîsikâw
ᓄᐦᑖᐑᓈᐣ, ᑭᓭ ᒪᓂᑐᐤ:
ᑭᓇᓈᐢᑯᒥᑎᓈᐣ ᐊᓄᐦᐨ ᑳ ᑮᓯᑳᐠ
ᓴᐍᔨᒥᓈᐣ ᓂᔭᓈᐣ ᑭᑕᐚᓯᒥᓴᐠ
wíᒋᐦᐃᓈᐣ ᑲ ᑭᓭᐚᑎᓯᔭᕽ
ᐁᑿ ᑲ ᓵᑭᐦᐃᑐᔭᕽ
wíᒋᐦᐃᓈᐣ ᒦᓇ ᑲ ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᔭᕽ
ᐁᑿ ᑲ ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐚᑎᓯᔭᕽ ᑕᐦᑐ ᑮᓯᑳᐤ
[Since Andrea chose not to include a translation, maybe one of those language learners on whose behalf she prays will favour us with their interpretation in a comment.]