We begin our prayer in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Jesus, a Jew, understood the experience of exile and prejudice as well as God's super abundant love. St. Kateri Tekakwitha's heart burned with Jesus' sense of justice and love. She is a worthy figure to journey with this Holy Week.
Let's prayer together with St. Kateri (whose feast day would normally be April 17th):
Together we live in hope and love.
May we become steadfast in our faith and love for Jesus as you are.
May our God of love:
Light our lives with reverence and respect
Let peace and justice embrace;
let joy and hope kiss;
let healing and renewal combine;
so that your children
here and now
may hear your "yes"
to the earth
and rejoice in your "yes"
to our future.
Then may we be a "yes" people,
"yes" to peace
"yes" to compassion
"yes" to neighbours
"yes" to wonder
"yes" to justice
"yes" to creation
"yes" to kindness
May Jesus' "yes" be heard in all our word and our actions!
We close by praying:
Glory be to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit
As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.