Group Prayer to the Land

Spirits of plants and animals,
of water and stone;
All the Spirits of this land:
Our ancestors weren't kind to your ancestors when they came to this land.
Today, hear our words,
taste our offerings,
so we might begin a new relationship with you,
a few small steps on the road to trust.
May they bless us, these beings of numinous presence,
when we bring them our gifts of offerings and words
with minds well-intentioned, with hearts well-inclined,
in worship, in honor, with well-deserved reverence.
May those worthy of blessing bless all who pray:
Holy Ones, this prayer from me to you.