Creator, you made all people of every land. It is our responsibility to give thanks and respect to those who first occupied this land we are upon. We give thanks to the Chumash, Fernandeño, Tataviam, Kitanemuk, Gabrieleno, and Serrano, the first people of this land (Ventura County). We offer our respect to those ancestors who may be interred in this land. We are also thankful for the gifts of the People of the land. Creator let us be of Good Mind to reconcile the mistreatment of this land and to those who have been displaced. With thankful and respectful hearts we pray in Your name, to Your son the Peacemaker and the Sacred Spirit.