St Kateri+ Prayer to Saint Kateri Tekawitha
– for all people, for God’s natural Creation, and for the future


+ Prayer to
Saint Kateri Tekawitha
– for all people, for God’s natural Creation,
and for the future

Saint Kateri Tekawitha
Lily of the Mohawks,
Beautiful flower among the people,
Who puts all things in their proper place –

We give thanks for the gift of life
as manifested in God’s natural Creation,
which declares the glories of God.
Teach us to conserve, and not waste;
to cultivate, and not ravage;
to heal, and not pollute.
Help us to become good stewards of Creation,
as we learn to care for people,
care for Creation,
and have a care for the future,
so that our children’s children
may rejoice in the bounty of nature.

Lead us to repentance for our sins against Creation,
the future, and other human beings.
Give us courage to seek the right ways
and to abandon that which destroys
God’s wondrous Creation.
For the sake of all that live now
and who will come after us,
help us to live lightly upon the land.

Protect the lands and the waters,
the plants, the birds, the fish,
the animals, great and small,
from all demons who prowl about the world,
seeking to destroy and devastate
these glories of God.
Bring their plans to failure, confusion, and ruination.
Give strength and hope to all
who defend God’s Creation.

All-blest and venerable St. Kateri Tekawitha,
we praise you, for you are our teacher,
revealing things divine!
Pray for us that we may be made
worthy of the promises of Christ.

O God, Who by the life of St. Kateri Tekawitha
has given us an example of fortitude
in the face of persecution,
grant that we who reverence her life may also imitate
her example of fidelity to
wisdom, truth, justice, and beauty,
through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

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