This song from The Native American Church Movement awakens a powerful sense of openness and thanksgiving. It is inspired by the Native American ritual of greeting the morning sun—a time for acknowledging the daily renewal of creation and connecting with God, The Great Spirit.
Additional verses can be added, with an invitation for the community to add their intentions in the moment.
"Thank you for this day, *God,
thank you for this day.
This healing, this healing, this healing day.
Thank you for this world...
Thank you for these friends…
Thank you for this life…"
*Several leaders in the MMC community sing 'Thank you for this day, Spirit...'