A Prayer for Thanksgiving Day
When our children were young, they came home from Preschool with a lovely Native American Prayer for Thanksgiving with simple hand movements:
May the Great Spirit (fingers pointing skyward making a big circle over your head) who has been with us in the past (hand over shoulder pointing behind you) and will be with us in the future (arm outstretched in front) bring us great joy (right hand over the heart).
May the Great Spirit, who has been with us in the past and will be with us in the future, bring us great joy!
With a consciousness raised about our complicated Native and Euro-American history, that simple prayer offered in our home for long years on Thanksgiving Day inspired me to research other Native American Prayers to incorporate into a Prayer of Thanksgiving for this year.