For me, the "going with the flow" is the true beauty of the African path.
Surrender, not giving up, but agreeing to let God's will to take yours
over is the essence of the African experience. By "going with the flow",
you allow the God and the universe to bring you your highest good. This
opens you to receiving something better than you can have possibly imagined...
something that you would have wanted if only you had known it was there.
If you want to start going with the flow, these prayers can help you start.
Almighty God, the Great Thumb we cannot evade to tie any knot; the
roaring Thunder that splits mighty trees: the all-seeing Lord up on
high who sees even the footprints of antelope on a rock mass here on
Earth. You are the one who does not hesitate to respond to our call.
You are the cornerstone of peace.
O Lord, O God, Creator of our land, our earth, the trees, the animals
and humans, all is for your honor. The drums beat it out, and people
sing about it, and they dance with noisy joy that you are the Lord.
You also have pulled the other continents out of the sea. What a
wonderful world you have made out of the wet mud, and what beautiful
men and women! We thank you for the beauty of this earth. The grace
of your creation is like a cool day between rainy seasons. We drink
in your creation with our eyes.
We listen to the birds' jubilee with our ears. How strong and good
and sure your earth smells, and everything that grows there. The sky
above us is like a warm, soft Kente cloth, because you are behind it,
else it would be cold and rough and uncomfortable. We drink in your
creation and cannot get enough of it.
But in doing this we forget the evil we have done. Lord, we call you,
we beg you: tear us away from our sins and our death. This wonderful
world fades away. And one day our eyes snap shut, and all is over and
dead that is not from you. We are still slaves of the fetishes of
this earth. When we are not saved by you.
Bless us. Bless our land and people.
Bless our forests with mahogany, wawa, and cacao.
Bless our fields with cassava and peanuts.
Bless the waters that flow through our land. Fill them with fish and
drive great schools of fish to our seacoast, so that the fishermen
in their unsteady boats do not need to go out too far.
Be with us youth in our countries, and in all Africa, and in the whole
world. Prepare us for the service that we should render.