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Cherokee Prayer of Thanksgiving

Ga lu lo hi gi ni du da
Sky our grandfather

Nu da wa gi ni li si
Moon our grandmother

E lo hi gi ne tse
Earth our Mother

Ga li e li ga
I am thankful

Si gi ni gé yu
We love each other

O sa li he li ga
We are grateful


Source: Manataka American Indian Council.



3 comments on “Cherokee Prayer of Thanksgiving

  1. Mike
    November 27, 2017

    Reminds me in a twisted, ironic way of a Kinky Friedman one-liner: Q: What’s the Native American Thanksgiving Prayer? A: Thanks for nothin.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. sarasallydavis
    November 28, 2014

    This is beautiful. I’m saving it. Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Michael Simms
      November 28, 2014

      Thank you, Sara! I love this prayer for it’s simplicity and clarity.


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