Friday, November 24, 2006

Giving Thanks




We return thanks to our mother, the Earth
which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams,
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs,
which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and stars,
which have given to us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to the sun,
which has looked upon the Earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit, in Whom is embodied all goodness,
and Who directs all things for the good of Her children.


THANKSGIVING PRAYER, IROQUOIS

4 comments:

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

What a beautiful prayer ... thank you for posting this. I hope that your Thanksgiving Day/weekend is filled with love, gratitude and joy. much peace, JP

Anonymous said...

A prayer that reminds us of the truly basic, important things of the earth and spirit...lovely.
Thank you for sharing it.

deirdre said...

Yes. Thank you.

paris parfait said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much for this important reminder of earth's wonders and our many blessings.