Category Archives: Prayer

The Day My Daughter Was Born, Part II: A Gestational Epic

[For Calliope] My daughter leapt into the world After nine months of uterine back flips (and back pain) Writing graffiti on the walls of her womb Head-first-diving into life like a supernova. * My daughter dove into existence on a … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Prayer from the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Nation

It is good to give thanks more than once a year. Visual artist Angela Manno sent this in. (See her gallery at https://www.angelamanno.com/.) Ohen:ton Karihwatehkwen "Words Before All Else" This prayer is a gift from the Haudenosaunee People (The Iroquois Nation) … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving Eve Blessing by Diane Pendola

  Communion Take and eat. This is my body: Light turned green in tongues of grass, turned flesh in grazing herds, turned love in human hearts. Take and drink. This is my blood: Life rising in springs, flowing in rivers, … Continue reading

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