October 12, 2020: Pray with us for our indigenous friends, family, and neighbors

Gracious God we give thanks and praise for this wondrous world in which we live.

Beauty and diversity surrounds us. All of creation beholds amazing wonder.

You, O God, gave life to all peoples, animals, plants and the earth. We are all so closely related and connected.

Lead us to a deeper understanding of the indigenous people who have shared their wisdom and understanding of this connectedness. Help us to heal the fractured relationships of the past so that honor, reverence and dignity can bind us together.

The indigenous people believe deeply “we are all related,” may we strive to believe and live in that spirit.

Amen.