United Church of Christ

 

(ojibwe language - Anishinaabemowin and English)

Nana’isanishinaam / Bring Us Peace

 

 Margaret Noodin

Interfaith Day of Prayer

May 7, 2020

 

 

Gizhawenimimin Gichidibenjiged

We are blessed by you Lord

 

ezhi-aanikoobidooyan gakina gegoo.

you who connects all being.

 

Gizhawenimimin Giizis

We are blessed by you Sun

 

ezhi-mashkawiziiyaang.

you give us light and strength.

 

Gizhawenimimin Dibiki-giizis

We are blessed by you Moon

 

gikinooamawiyaang zaagaasidiyaang.

you teach us the importance of reflection.

 

Gizhawenimimin Mashkiig

We are blessed by you Land and Water

 

ezhi-ditibiziyan wenji-bimaadiziyaang.

your circulation supports our living.

 

Apii zhawenimiyaang, zhawenimangidwaa.

As we are blessed, we bless others.

 

Apii zaagiiyaang, zaagiangidwaa.

As we are loved, we love others.

 

Apii noojimoiyaang, noojimoangidwaa.

As we are healed, we heal others.

 

Apii inawenimigooyan, inawenindiyaang.

As we are related to you, we are related to one another.

 

Naadamawishinaam daga noongom

Help us all now

 

Nagamotawishinaam daga noongom

Sing to us all now

 

Nanaaishinaam daga noongom

Repair us all now

 

Nanaisanishinaam daga Gichidibenjiged.

Bring peace to all our souls O Lord.

 

Margaret A. Noodin 

American poet and Anishinaabemowin language teacher, a Professor of English and American Indian Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

 


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