A Prayer for National Aboriginal Day
we know that we are surrounded by a legacy of pain.
We acknowledge the pain, grief, and sorrow
caused by not living respectfully with all people,
and we are sorry for the ways that we have dishonoured the depths of this pain.
Open us, Creator, to the power of interconnectedness:
Help us to receive the painful stories as well as the inspiring stories;
Grant us the courage to own any feelings of vulnerability, shame, fear, and guilt that
may come from our interactions with each other;
And with your healing grace, lead us through our aching
toward your dream of wholeness.
Transform us and our community so that we may continually work toward reconciliation
and new life.