Elemental Teaching Prayer

Fire blaze into the night
Glory rise in your smoke
Following the windy gales
Forced to leap skyward
Air blow in mighty gusts
Weaving paths within —
The trees of the forest
And the lowest valleys
Earth shift your weight
Move with great strength
From you living things will sprout
And grow forth in the rain
Water spill out of the ocean
Lap gently on the shore
Crush life with tidal waves
Create life with rain
Elements protect me
Nurture me as well
Teach me how to live
And guide me to love