Thank you for my inheritance in you,
for showing me the new family I am grafted into,
with a rich legacy of faith, hope, courage, and devotion
in the midst of human weakness, frailty, and mistakes.
You so patiently explain
and carefully sort,
the threads of culture, tradition, history, and lineage
that you have lovingly woven together
and redeemed by your Spirit within me.
I’m a new creation, a child of God.
I thank you for the gifts and treasures
you’ve deposited in my spirit,
my blood, my culture, my people, and my life.
You make all things new.