Welcome you to our WaterSongline Prayer Resource page. We will continue to share resources that help and inspire your ceremonial. Blessings
Sacred songs have always been away of our ancestors communing with the all above, giving gratitude, calling in the healing and renewal of self, family, friends, loved ones, communities and all our relations.
Many sacred songs are learned in ceremony. Some have been passed down for millenniums and others arise from the heart of the person. Many of the songs words may not have exact meanings, the meaning is in the intention behind the sacred sound. It is the vibration of that sound combined with the intent of the singer that holds the healing. Therefore, know that we all have sacred songs in our hearts. We can ask for them to come forward through our prayers, meditations, and dreams. When a sacred song comes forward always remember to give gratitude to the divine source from which it sprang.
The following sacred prayer songs have been kindly shared with us. Look out as more are added.
Arapaho Native American Church Water/Morning Prayer Sung by Ann Renee Rosencranz (1 of the 16 Wisdom Keepers of the Watersongline). Click here to listen to Water_Morning Songs
Nibi (The Water) Song was e-mailed to us by an equally beautiful Water Sister called Deborah. We are told that all have permission to sing it. The song is called Nibi (The Water) Song. The story behind the song is very touching. Here it is as told on the website Empty Glass for Water (song also available on website given).
This song Nibi was written by Doreen Day at the request of her grandson. She attended a conference about the water in which the internationally known speaker, Dr. Masaru Emoto said, the very least we should do every day, is to speak to the water: Water, we love you. We thank you. We respect you.
So she did this. Every day on their drive to drop Mashkoonce (Little Elk) to school, they passed a body of water. And every day they said these words to the water as they drove by. They made games by saying it in different voices and then would say it as fast as they could. Then one day Mashkoonce, said, “Nokomis why can’t we say this in our language?” So, Dorene asked her daughter’s language teacher to write it in Ojibwemowin. Dorene had the words taped to the car visor as they learned the words.
One day this grandson Mashkoonce said, “Nokomis why don’t we sing the words, don’t you think the water would like it to be sung?” So she thought about it and came up with the tune. They sang this song to the water every morning on their drive to school. It is sung like a lullaby and we don’t use shakers or drums.
Ne-be Gee Zah- gay- e- goo. Gee Me-gwetch -wayn ne- me – goo. Gee Zah Wayn ne- me- goo
This song is brought forth by Mashkoonce Day, Wasaw Wahzhoo Banaise Dodem (Condor Clan). Performed by Dorene Day, Waubanewquay, Marten Clan. Produced by Stephen Lang
SACRED CONNECTION & EDUCATION
As we prepare to send out our healing for our Mother Waters, Earth and Humanity we can begin build and direct the power of our intent by making a connection with nature, and the issues at hand.
Grandmother Mona Polacca, Hopi Tewa Helps to Draft Paper World Water Forum 6 in France
Grandmother Mona Polacca, a Hopi-Tewa, is one of the many Grandmothers who have been actively raising awareness on our water and humanitarian issues. She was one of many First Nation People who drafted a paper that was presented at the World Water Forum 6 in France. The paper called for the rights of water for everyone, but interestingly enough they also say that water has rights to. Water has always been sacred to First Nation People. Actually, before the grab for the Earth, water was honored by all nations and cultures Click the following link to read the draft paper presented at the World Water Forum 6 in France: IWFWP_Statement_to WWF6(3) (1) (2)
Grandmother Agnes from the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers – Speaks on Water
Grandmother Agnes from the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers – Speaks about Salmon Ceremony