Thanksgiving Prayer

Mother Goddess and Father God, I thank you for Life and its abundance, for family and friends, for my church, fellow UUs and fellow Pagans, for a good job and the opportunities it provides. I thank you for the opportunity to be of service – may I always serve humbly and sincerely… and effectively.

I thank you for this country and its freedoms – may we always live up to our highest ideals. I thank you for the new leadership – I ask you to bless them with the wisdom of their faiths and with the wisdom of many faiths, so that righteous men and women may lead us to a new time of peace, justice, and true prosperity.

And I ask you to bless and guide those of us who work to re-create the Old Ways for these new times as we honor our ancestors, our world, and our goddesses and gods.

Blessed be!

James Bianchi 1949 - 2015
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About John Beckett

I grew up in Tennessee with the woods right outside my back door. Wandering through them gave me a sense of connection to Nature and to a certain Forest God. I’m a Druid graduate of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, the Coordinating Officer of the Denton Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans and a former Vice President of CUUPS Continental. I’ve been writing, speaking, teaching, and leading public rituals for the past eleven years. I live in the Dallas – Fort Worth area and I earn my keep as an engineer.


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