A Prayer for the Healing

of the Mississippi Watershed


Donald L. Engstrom

© 2001






    I honor the Multiverse in which I dwell,    

    And which dwell within me.

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    I pray for the healing of the Mississippi Watershed.

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    I pray that all rivers will once again run free and pure.

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    I honor the Allies of the Wind.

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    I honor the Allies of the Flame.

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    I honor the Allies of the Water.

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    I honor the Allies of the Dirt.

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    I honor the Allies of the Hub.

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    I honor Mystery.

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    I pray for the healing of the Mississippi Watershed.

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    I pray that all rivers will once again run free and pure.

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    May their waters restore the ancient powers of healing.

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    May their waters restore hope to the hearts of the living.

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    May their waters restore the wisdom of the ancestors

    Who love us beyond all reason.

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    I pray for the healing of the Mississippi Watershed.

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    I pray that all rivers will once again run free and pure.

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    I pray for the Mississippi River,

    May it’s waters flow with health and vitality.

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    I pray for the Minnesota River,

    May it’s waters flow with health and vitality.

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    I pray for the Saint Croix River,

    May it’s waters flow with health and vitality.

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    I pray for the healing of the Mississippi Watershed.

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    I pray that all rivers will once again run free and pure.

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    I pray for the Chippewa River,

    May it’s waters flow with health and vitality.

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    I pray for the Black River,

    May it’s waters flow with health and vitality.

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    I pray for the Root River,

    May it’s waters flow with health and vitality.

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    I pray for the healing of the Mississippi Watershed.

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    I pray that all rivers will once again run free and pure.

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    I pray for the Wisconsin River,

    May it’s waters flow with health and vitality.

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    I pray for the Wapsipinicon River,

    May it’s waters flow with health and vitality.

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    I pray for the Rock River,

    May it’s waters flow with health and vitality.

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    I pray for the healing of the Mississippi Watershed.

                (clear glass globe with black bands)


    I pray that all rivers will once again run free and pure.

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    I pray for the Iowa River,

    May it’s waters flow with health and vitality.

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    I pray for the Des Moines River,

    May it’s waters flow with health and vitality.

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    I pray for the Illinois River,

    May it’s waters flow with health and vitality.

                (deep blue glass globe with gold dots)


    I pray for the healing of the Mississippi Watershed.

                (clear glass globe with black bands)


    I pray that all rivers will once again run free and pure.

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    I pray for the Missouri River,

    May it’s waters flow with health and vitality.

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    I pray for the Platte River,

    May it’s waters flow with health and vitality.

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    I pray for the Yellowstone River,

    May it’s waters flow with health and vitality.

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    I pray for the healing of the Mississippi Watershed.

                (clear glass globe with black bands)


    I pray that all rivers will once again run free and pure.

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    I pray for the Ohio River,

    May it’s waters flow with health and vitality.

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    I pray for the Tennessee River,

    May it’s waters flow with health and vitality.

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    I pray for the Wabash River,

    May it’s waters flow with health and vitality.

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    I pray for the healing of the Mississippi Watershed.

                (clear glass globe with black bands)


    I pray that all rivers will once again run free and pure.

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    I pray for the Arkansas River,

    May it’s waters flow with health and vitality.

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    I pray for the Yazoo River,

    May it’s waters flow with health and vitality.

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    I pray for the Red River,

    May it’s waters flow with health and vitality.

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    I pray for the healing of the Mississippi Watershed.

                (clear glass globe with black bands)


    I pray that all rivers will once again run free and pure.

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    May their waters nourish the Children of Gaia.

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    May their waters nourish Land, Air and Ocean.

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    May their waters nourish the emerging

    Cultures of Beauty, Balance and Delight.

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    I pray for the healing of the Mississippi Watershed.

                (clear glass globe with black bands)


    I pray that all rivers will once again run free and pure.

                (black glass globe)


    I honor Mystery.

                (white ceramic barrel with black hands)


    I honor the Allies of the Hub.

                (silver globe with a band of circles)


    I honor the Allies of the Dirt.

                (white glass globe with silver band)


    I honor the Allies of the Water.

                (green oval glass with gold stars)


    I honor the Allies of the Flame.

                (red faceted glass globe)


    I honor the Allies of the Wind.

                (small yellow opalescent grooved glass)   


    I pray that all rivers will once again run free and pure.

                (black glass globe)


    I pray for the healing of the Mississippi Watershed.

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    I honor the Multiverse in which I dwell,

    And which dwells within me.

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    Blessed Be.