Great Spirit, Almighty Healer and Creator of all things, it is with humbled hearts that we gather together to offer up a prayer of thanks. We thank you for the trials we come across this day that will strengthen our spirits. We thank you for the rising of Grandfather Sun as he brings warmth and the lighting of our path this day. We thank you for the coolness of the early morning air and the songs from the fliers that rise to awaken us. We thank you for the winds that have taken out the old air and replaced it with that of fresher air. We thank you for the rains that have come to areas of thirst to give nourishment and richness to the soil. We thank you for the lightning that supplies nitrates to the soil. We thank you for our relations that have come to provide us with insight and wisdom to help us along our journey. We thank you for the uniqueness found throughout your creation, from each star in the Universe, each grain of sand, each flake of snow and each individual.
We thank you for the many blessings and gifts that you have blessed us with. We thank you giving us the many plants and herbs to give us nourishment and cures for all diseases and disorders. May we understand their benefits and use them to cure our aging bodies. We thank you for our family and friends that have remained with us this day, to provide support. We thank you for the guidance you send us so we may follow our path with strength and straight eyes. We thank you for our Elders that have given us tools we need along our journey. May we honor them with great respect. We thank you for our children that will carry the lessons and wisdom on to the next generation. We thank you for the wisdom found deep within our hearts. We thank you for the serenity we find when we step out of the denseness of our concrete jungles and into nature where we belong. We thank you for all two-leggeds, four-leggeds, swimmers, fliers, swimmers and crawlers. We thank you for the many visions and dreams given in order for us to send messages to those in need.
We thank you for Grandmother Moon as she begins to rise and watch over us during our slumber. We thank you for the music that accompanies the coolness of the evening air, and from the crawlers and our brother the wolf as he howls over the land. We thank you for the vastness of the Universe that surrounds us and all the mysteries it holds. We thank you for your forgiveness, love and guidance this day. We thank you for the answering of prayers. Emenv