A Ghanian prayer


The sun has disappeared,
I have switched off the light,
and my wife and children are asleep.
The animals in the forest are full of fear,
and so are the people on their mats.
They prefer the day with your sun
to the night.
But I still know that your moon is there,
and your eyes and also your hands.
Thus I am not afraid.
This day again
you led us wonder-fully.
Everybody went to his mat
satisfied and full.
renew us during our sleep,
that in the morning
we may come afresh to our daily jobs.
Be with our brothers and sisters far away in Asia
who may be getting up now. Amen.

I found this in a book call Earth Prayers that I have yesterday and found it quite beautiful. I am thankful for the evening harvest from a few small city garden plots across the street: winter squash (crazy huge vine  just grew right out of the compost bin!), basil, tomatoes, lemon balm and st. johns wort (both for drying). st. johns wort is known for being medicinal for depression. im saving that stuff for the winter.



One Response to “A Ghanian prayer”

  1. Francisco Londono Says:

    Extracts of Hypericum perforatum L. (St John’s wort) are now successfully competing for status as a standard antidepressant therapy. Because of this, great effort has been devoted to identifying the active antidepressant compounds in the extract. From a phytochemical point of view, St John’s wort is one of the best-investigated medicinal plants. Researchers in Europe have studied St John’s Wort for decades. They discovered a combination of elements in the plant, foremost of which is “hypericin”, react with specific chemicals in the brain to temper emotional discomfort, lift depression, and calm the nerves. Working very much like the common synthetic prescription antidepressants (maprotiline hydrochloride and imipramine), natural extracts from St. John’s Wort have shown to relax and soothe the psyche with minimal side effects. ;

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