Prayer to Black Hawk

21 01 2010

From the book, The Spiritual Churches of New Orleans:

Black Hawk, be a watchman on the wall.
Prop me up every time I fall.
Whet their tongue, like a sword and bend their bows to shoot arrows at
their bitter words.
Teach their hands to woe.
Let the Lord shoot at them with arrows that seek evil after my soul.
Revenge me, O God, in the power of Black Hawk.
Black Hawk, be a protector from all hurt, harm, and danger.
Be my keeper and shield me and bless me when I stand in need.
Shoot out thine arrows and destroy them in Jesus’ name.

Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:
Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:
That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.
They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?
They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.
But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded.

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