We begin by letting the
Powers know that we are willing to be their servants to others.
Fools Crow Lakota
ready, we say something like this: "My Creator, I am now willing that you
should have all of me, good and bad. I pray that you now remove from me every
single defect of character which stands in the way of my usefulness to you and
my fellows. Grant me strength, as I go out from here, to do your bidding.
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we thank the Great Spirit for giving us so fine a day to meet upon great
affairs. It is the will of the Great Spirit that we should meet here today and
before him I now take you by the hand. I call him to witness that I speak from
my heart: For I see the Great Spirit will have us friends.