National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples
Since 2002, December 12 has been the National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples. Let us pray for and with our First Nations People in Canada, asking God to bless them on this day and all days.
I invite you to use the following prayer.
O Great Creator,
Help us that we may walk with You along the good road, Your holy way.
Purify our minds that we may, along with our First Nations People, be guided by Your holy word.
Clear our eyes, that we may see the goodness You have created in all creation, especially in all people. Open our ears that we may hear Your voice. Make our hearts one with Yours, that we may always act with generous hearts.
Give us the courage, perseverance and insight to deal with some of our serious social problems such as alcoholism, racism and poverty.
May we listen to those wise persons among us who reach out with wisdom and concern for our betterment.
May our hearts always beat as one with Yours, dear God, through Your Great Messenger, Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
By Sister Theresa Rodgers