Mitakuye Oyasin / by robert suarez

There is a simple but profound Lakota prayer: Mitakuye Oyasin.

These two words mean All My Relations or We are All Related.

To pray this prayer is to petition God on behalf of everyone and everything on Earth.

Mitakuye Oyasin honors the sacredness of each person’s individual spiritual path, 

acknowledges the sacredness of all life (human, animal, plant, etc.) and 

creates an energy of awareness which strengthens not only the person who prays but the entire planet.