Native Americans call for prayers for the Wallow fire devastation

Wallow fire, Arizona, June 2011. (AP photo.)

The call for prayer below just came across my computer screen. I am not sure what date it was issued, but as of July 4 the Wallow fire was still not 100% contained, and the devastating damage, of course, will remain for a long time. The most current information I could find was on the Arizona Emergency Information Network. Please do spread the word.

Hello everybody. As you can see on the news the Wallow fire in northern Arizona is still uncontrollable and spreading.

The fire has destroyed everything in its path, over 1/2 million acres so far, the largest fire in Arizona history. Please join us in a tribal prayer to help the firefighters and all involved. Pray so the winds stop and the rains start (without lightning please). We want to pray for the safety of all. Ask for heavenly walls to protect our land and animals from fire. All the choppers, manpower, planes and bulldozers are not enough; they need our help.

We are one Nation as Natives and our traditional prayers to the Creator as Natives can be pretty powerful; not only are our tribal lands at stake (White Mountain and San Carlos Apaches, possibly Zuni and some Navajo areas), but our non-Native friends also need our help.

Please let us all connect our minds, hearts and our prayers across the miles and pray. Wherever you are and whatever you have planned, please stop for a few minutes and raise your hands to the Creator to ask for help. If all of you can forward this message across the Nations, we can reach many through phone and Internet. Please start forwarding ASAP to reach as many as we can. Please, if your spiritual preference is not traditional, pray with us in however way you talk to the Creator.

Thank you,
Dorothea Stevens
San Carlos Apache Nation

AP photo from the website Frugal Café Blog Zone.
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2 Responses to Native Americans call for prayers for the Wallow fire devastation

  1. Yes, may Pachamama, the Thunder beings, and the Great Winds have compassion on us as Native people. May they work together to restore balance, and bless the land. May they end the fire, and free the people from fear and grief. May it be so.

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