We return thanks to our mother Earth which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all the herbs, which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and stars, which has given us like when the sun is gone.
We return thanks to the sun, which has looked upon the earth with a benevolent 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.
- Iroquois Thanksgiving Prayer
Cite: Saying Grace: Blessings for the Family Table edited by Sarah McElwain