Prayer to Indigenous Spirits of the Land

Spirits of this land
Spirits of the people who came before, who called this place home
I bring you these offerings:
I bring you my awareness
That I may witness your pain and suffering
I bring you these words
That I may heal the pain of words twisted against you
I bring you this warmth
That I may give comfort instead of sickness
I bring you this food
That I may give back life taken from you
I bring you clean water
That I may refresh your tired and screaming throats
I bring you my voice
That I may lift up yours
I bring these to give back what my forebears stole from you through blood and terror
You were stolen from this land as it was stolen from you
My offerings and prayers will not remove the atrocities you’ve felt
Though I hope that it brings you some peace

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