The following was originally found in the book entitled “The Irritated Genie” by Jacob Carruthers. This was the prayer that launched the Haitian Revolution. This was gratefully copied from the Duttyism website.
On August 22, 1791 Boukman or Dutty Boukman conducted a ceremony in a place in Haiti known as Bois Cayman which began the Haitian Revolution. The following is considered to be “Boukman’s Prayer” taken from that ceremony.
“Good God who created the Sun which shines on us from above, who rouses the Sea and makes the Thunder rumble; listen! God, though hidden in a Cloud, watches over us. The god of the white man calls forth crime but our God wills good works. Our God who is so good commands us to vengeance. He will direct our arms and help us. Throw away the likeness of the white man’s god who has so often brought us to tears and listen to the liberty which speaks in all our hearts.”