The Hunt has Finally Come

Oh Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the winds

And whose breath gives life to everyone,

Hear me.

I come to you as one of your many children;

I am weak, I am small, I need your wisdom and your strength.

Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes ever

behold the red and purple sunsets.

Make my hands respect the things you have made,

and make my ears sharp so I may hear your voice.

Make me wise, so that I may understand what you

have taught my people and

The lessons you have hidden in each leaf

and each rock.

I ask for wisdom and strength,

Not to be superior to my brothers, but to be able

to fight my greatest enemy, myself.

Make me ever ready to come before you with

clean hands and a straight eye,

So as life fades away as a fading sunset,

My spirit may come to you without shame.


The Merry Widow said...

Hmmmmm, sounds an awful lot like King David...
[1] The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
[2] Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
[3] There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
[4] Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
[5] Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
[6] His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
[7] The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
[8] The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
[9] The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
[10] More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
[11] Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
[12] Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.
[13] Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
[14] Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

Hunt safely and well, enjoy the time with your Father...may it be a blessing to you both!


Chuck said...

Good luck

Papa Frank said...

Thank you for your well-wishes and the very poignant scripture TMW.

Thanks Chuck!

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

You rock, Frank. God bless you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, son, for inviting your Dad to go hunting with you. He is really looking forward to it. And I'm trusting God to bring you both safely back home to me. Would be nice if you can get a deer too!! Happy hunting.

Anonymous said...

Good hunting.

Anonymous said...

Waste not, want not!

Brooke said...

Amen, PF!

I gotta learn to hunt...

Mrs. K's Lemonade Stand said...

Good luck with the hunt! Nothing tastier than venison.
Nice verse too. :)

Z said...

Oh. I'm really divided on this one.

those are some beautiful animals.........okay, start shooting>>ME!

The Merry Widow said...

Z-Venison jerky IS yummy! And low in FAT!
Much more tasty than cage raised chickens!
G*D bless and MARANATHA!

PF-I have a cd with that psalm sung, it's beautiful! I'll try and find it on Godtube...and put it up.

Papa Frank said...

The hunt was wonderful and we returned safely and with meat to boot. Great fellowship with a good friend and his son. The very first hunt with my father. Our first snow of the season. Squirrels, birds, coyotes, chipmunks, and heaven and nature sing. Thank you all for your well wishing and your prayers for safety.

nanc said...

our neighbor got two does last week - gave us enough to make a few pounds of jerky! yummmmm!