Traditional prayer to open gatherings

Let us put our hearts and minds together and think for a moment of our mother, the Earth, how beautiful she is, how much we love and are nourished and healed by her.  And thank all our relatives that share her with us, and the distant relatives across the great circle of the Universe.  And finally send our thanksgiving for our lives and all that exists to the Great Mystery that provided and allows us to experience it all, for the teaching our lives have given us, for the dreams and challenges of the future, and for the miracle of love in our hearts.

Story (Manitonquat)