Shaman in many traditions pray to Great Spirit before they do any work. They say it is crucial to give thanks, call in Great Spirit before starting out. We have used this prayer with groups to start our shaman work.
"As we start on The Path of the Feather let us pray to those who help us on the way. Let us pray for them to come to us, and be with us in this work we are about to do. God, Buddha, Great Spirit, Our Teachers, She who gardens us from above, come to us and help us with this work. We thank you for the earth, for our families, and for us as the shaman that we all are. We thank you for our spirits and our ability to pray, to make to see visions and to speak to power animals and ancient ones.. We thank you for our eyes, our ears, our hands, our bodies, and our lives.
Help us tell the truth and help us understand these words. Help us heal ourselves, others we love, and the earth. Help us make our sacred medicine wheels to heal ourselves, others, and the earth . " Close your eyes a moment and be silent. Pause and center yourself. Thank the powers that you believe in, pray for what you need.
Now you can start your work.