By Rev. Delana Taylor, Cherokee, Ordained Deacon, OIMC
Creator God, as you have gathered us in generations past, lead and guide us this day
as we seek your wisdom and your vision for our people.
Give us eyes to see one another as you see us,
people of one God,
connected to one another and to you
In all our relations, and in your son Jesus.
Give us ears to hear the wisdom of our elders
and the laughter of our children.
Give us words of blessing and healing for a hurting world.
Open our hearts and lead us on the path of peace.
We stand together on sacred ground with grateful hearts,
knowing that the One who promises is faithful and true.