Planting Prayer to the Elements

In the East, where we honor Air,
I erect this prayer stick with ribbons of blue.
May my plants receive the gases they need to make their food from the air.
With each flap of the ribbons my prayer is said.

In the South, where we honor Fire,
I erect this prayers tick with ribbons of red.
May my plants receive the light they need to make their food from the fire.
With each flap of the ribbons my prayer is said.

In the West, where we honor Water,
I erect this prayer stick with ribbons of green.
May my plants receive the fluid they need to make their food from the water.
With each flap of the ribbons my prayer is said.

In the North, where we honor Earth,
I erect this prayer stick with ribbons of yellow.
May my plants receive the minerals they need to form their bodies from the earth.
With each flap of the ribbons my prayer is said.

In the Center, where we honor the mystery of the spirit of life,
I erect this prayer stick with ribbons of purple.
May my plants receive the spirit they need to form their lives from the nonliving;
from Air, and Fire, and Water, and Earth;
so they can give life to spirit,
the gift spirit most desires.
With each flap of the ribbons my prayer is said.