Gratitude Prayer

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 care of our diseases.

We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters,
the beans and squashes, which give us life.

We return thanks to the wind,
which, moving the air has banished diseases.

We return thanks to the moon and stars,
which have given us their light when the sun was gone.

We return thanks to the sun,
that 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 all.

Iroquois Prayer (adapted)