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God Free You

May God free you, may God guard you night and day.

May God set you in your right place, and may you spread out like the grass of a prairie.

Spread out like palm leaves; continue your walk, and may life be with you.

May God place you where God’s stars are placed at dawn and at night.

Spread out like water of a lake.

Be numerous like the feet of a millipede.

~ Samburu, Kenya

The preceding passage can be found in “An African Prayer Book” by Desmond Tutu.