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The book (and this web page!) COMING SOON!
In honor of the annual CHEROKEE BIBLE DAY- we are creating a book of 30 days of Prayer (Bible Day is celebrated annually in September and September has 30 days- so- a mediation for each day seemed fitting!)
WHAT WE SUGGEST: beginning on Cherokee Bible Day (September 18) begin reading one of each of the prayers for the next 30 days, one each day, every day, for 30 days.
Please watch here for instructions on how YOU can order a copy!
Meanwhile, we do have a few of the prayers as a "Sampling" for you:
We are Praying
Prayer is important! The Apostle Paul exhorts everyone to devote themselves to prayer:
itsadadolisdisgv gvwagudidisesdi! (Colossians 4:2)
and Paul also admonishes us all to to pray without ceasing:
nitsiyohisdisgvna itsadadolisdisgesdi! (1 Thessalonians 5:17).
Many have expressed their desire to us to be able to pray while speaking in the Cherokee Language.
We decided to supply 30 days of prayers for those who wish to do so. This will allow one prayer per day each month that has 30 days. To fulfill a 31 day month, we have also included a copy of what is known as the prayer Jesus taught his disciples, also known as the Chief's Prayer, as it is found in Matthew & Luke.
To help with the goal, we have selected a few phrases that are based upon scriptures that are suitable for use in praying.
Only slight variations have been made in a small number of them so that the words are personalized for your use.
We have also included in the English translation the more literal and original meanings of the words rather than the meanings they have been assigned of late.
Some of the prayers have been expanded with traditional prayer phrases.
We selected a few to add that are included with the scripture in the hope that these will assist your prayers to become more meaningful to you.
Also, we designed each page with space for you to draw or to write your own version of the prayer, or any thoughts you may have as you meditate on the prayer.
To begin, we have begun with a prayer based on Psalm 23:3 and a request that Creator show us the path we are to follow. We suggest you use it to begin all your prayers, or you can, if you wish, use it as a stand alone prayer all by itself.
Introduction to all your prayers: a Meditation verse and a Prayer for Guidance:
ᎠᏆᏓᏅᏙ ᏔᎵᏁ ᎠᏘᏃᎯᎰᎢ; ᎠᏆᏘᏂᏐ ᏚᏳᎪᏛ ᏕᎦᏅᏅᎢ, ᏅᏗᎦᎵᏍᏙᏗᏍᎪ ᎤᏩᏒ ᏚᏙᎥᎢ. Psalm 23:3
aquadanvdo taline atinohihoi; aquatiniso duyugodv deganvnvi, nvdigalisdodisgo uwasv dudovi. Psalm 23:3
restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for
his name's sake.
ᏍᏆᏁᎳᏅᎯ, ᎠᏆᏤᎵ ᎠᏫ-ᏗᎦᏘᏯ, ᎠᏆᏚᎵᎭ
ᎠᏆᏠᏕᎯᏍᏗ. ᏥᎦᏔᎭ ᏓᏍᎩᏃᎮᏎᎵ. Ꭷ!
ᏣᏁᎳᏅᎯ,, ᏂᏣᎦᏁᎸᎾ, ᎭᏕᎶᎰᏍᎩ.
ᎢᎦᎦᏗ. Ꭷ! ᎿᏉ ᎠᏆᏁᎳᏅᎯ, ᎢᎦᎨᏍᏗ. ᏴᏫ
ᎤᎾᎵᏍᏕᎸᏙᏗ ᏣᏛᏅᎯ ᎾᏉ. ᏗᎪᎱᏍᏗ ᏣᏕhᎵᏙᎯ
squanelanvhi, aquatseli awi-digatiya, aquaduliha aquatlodehisdi.
tsigataha dasginoheseli. Ka! tsanelanvhi, nitsaganelvna, hadelohosgi.
Ka! igagadi. ka! hnaquo aquanelanvhi, igagesdi. yvwi
unalisdelvdodi tsadvnvhi naquo. digohusdi tsadehlidohi nigesvna.
My Creator, My Shepherd, I want to know where I am going. I know you
will tell me. Hear me, Chief, the Omniscient One, the one who
me, Holy Spirit. Hear me now, God the Holy Spirit. You promised to
help your people. There is nothing you do not see.
the prayer of your choice here]
CONCLUDING ALL YOUR PRAYERS:
After you have prayed any of the 30 prayers we have selected for this publication, you may choose to conclude your praying with something similar to the following:
ᏍᎩᏅᏏᏓᏍᏗ. ᏍᎩᎨᎱᎯᏳ, ᎯᎦᏴᎵ. ᎾᏍᎩᏉ ᏫᏂᎦᎵᏍᏓ ᎡᎺᏅ
sginvsidasdi. sgigehuhiyu, higayvli. nasgiquo winigalisda. Emenv
am your servant. You love me, Ancient One. Your
PRAYERS FOR THE 30 DAYS CHEROKEE BIBLE DAYS
SEPTEMBER 18 Cherokee Bible Day
September 20-- Sunday- Churches commemorate this day by reading a passage IN CHEROKEE and by collecting an offering to help with the work, or to buy Cherokee Bibles for Elders & Children
September 27- Churches PRAY for the Cherokee Bible Project
October 4 - Churches PRAY for the Cherokee Bible Project
October 11 - Churches PRAY for the Cherokee Bible Project
30th day October 17
Day Verse page Number
DAY 1 Matthew 9:27 8
DAY 2 Luke 10:21 10
DAY 3 Luke 18:13b 12
DAY 4 Luke 23:34 14
DAY 5 John 6:34 16
DAY 6 John 12:28 18
DAY 7 Acts 7:59-60 20
DAY 8 Acts 4:29-30 22
DAY 9 Romans 1:8 24
DAY 10 Romans 15:5 26
DAY 11 Genesis & James 28
DAY 12 Romans 15:13 & 19a 31
DAY 13 2 Corinthians 1:35 34
DAY 14 Psalm 19:14 38
DAY 15 Psalm 116:4 41
DAY 16 Ephesians 1:3 47
DAY 17 Psalm 39:4 51
DAY 18 Ephesians 3:17
DAY 19 Psalm 5 53
DAY 20 Philippians 1 55
DAY 21 Colossians 1 57
DAY 22 Psalm 51:1 59
DAY 23 Jude 1:24 61
DAY 24 1 Thessalonians 5 63
DAY 25 2 Thessalonians 1:11 67
DAY 26 2nd Thessalonians 2 70
DAY 27 2nd Thessalonians 3 72
DAY 28 Hebrews 13:6 74
DAY 29 Hebrews 13:20 76
DAY 30 1st Peter 1:3 78
With thanks to all the Translators who left the legacy for us to rediscover:
Translators of the “Textus Receptus”
and in honor of all of the Known Cherokee Translators:
Tsani Atsee (John Arch)
A-wish (David Brown)
Samuel Austin Worcester
Charles C. Torrey
John Buttrick Jones
Amory Nelson Chamberlin
Dollie Eunice [nee Hoyt] Chamberlin
Manford Alphaeus Pearson
Jack Frederick Kilpatrick
Anna [nee Grits] Kilpatrick Smith
Marjorie Gwendolyn [nee Ford] Shower
and in memory of the countless numbers of unknown translators and proofreaders:
The Cherokee People