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Mohawk Prayer of Thanksgiving

John O’Brien shared the following Mohawk prayer of thanksgiving.

OHEN:TON KARIWENTEHKWEN

We offer our greetings to all the people.

We offer our greetings to the Earth, our Mother.

We offer our greetings to the waters of all the rivers and lakes and streams.

We offer our greetings to all the fish life.

We offer our greetings to all the root life.

We offer our greetings to all the plant life (the green things).

We offer our greetings to all the different natural medicines.

We offer our greetings to all the insect life.

We offer our greetings the foods we eat.

We offer our greetings to all the fruits and berries.

We offer our greetings to all the wild animals.

We offer our greetings to all the bird life.

We offer our greetings to all the trees and young saplings.

We offer our greetings to the four winds.

We offer our greetings to our Grandfathers, the Thunderers.

We offer our greetings to our Grandmother, the Moon.

We offer our greetings to our Elder Brother, the Sun.

We offer our greetings to all the stars in the sky.

We offer our greetings to the Creator.

Now we have done the best we are able, if there was anything we forgot, we ask you to put your minds together to provide it and we wish you good health.

Now our minds are one.

The Mohawk Prayer

“Because are human, we are going to mess up, we are going to make errors and omissions – so we are asking for your forgiveness in advance…”
My thanks Nan Carle for sharing this with me. It needs no commentary.

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