|Saint Kateri Tekawitha|
Friday is the Feast of Saint Kateri Tekawitha, called the Lily of the Mohawks./ We ask for the protection of native populations in every place,/ and that reparations would be made to them where justice requires it./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for those who form the different levels of government in our country:/ may their consciousness serve the needs of all;/ may their consciences be informed by the truth./ We pray to the Lord.
We entrust to the God of good purpose and conversion:/ conmen, dealers,/ manipulators,/ murderers,/ liars,/ thieves,/ haters and obstructionists./ We pray to the Lord.
For our families and friends,/ we pray for safety,/ health,/ gratitude and acceptance./ For those who are out of work,/ who can't make ends meet,/ who are down on their luck,/ feeling sad or hopeless./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for summer travelers,/ For those who work outdoors,/ whose work is dangerous or exhausting./ For those who get no time off during the summer./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray that every child would be welcomed and loved./ For those who work on behalf of children who are orphaned,/ thrown away,/ injured,/ out of school,/ exploited or trapped./ We pray to the Lord.
For those we have known or loved over the years who have died,/ those who die un-mourned or with no prayer offered for them./ For those who die a sudden or sad death./ And that we would be given all we need for our own salvation./ We pray to the Lord.