Each day during these 22 days, we are sharing a sacred story. Each of these stories are of residential school survivors—stories of trauma, shame, and abuse, but also courage, resilience, and hope—each accompanied by a daily prayer. We encourage you to take the time to listen to each story. When you pray, reflect on the words of the prayers, chosen so carefully by each contributor. Think about what commitment you can make to continue the journey towards reconciliation.
By: The Rt. Rev. Lydia Mamakwa
For: Lorraine Kenny
Creator God, we give you thanks for your many blessings and for the lives that you give to each and everyone of us, especially for your beloved child, Lorraine Kenny whose story we listen to today. We give thanks that you have brought her through the difficult years of her early life.
May we all learn from her story and pray for continued work on reconciliation. May we all be reconciled with one another just as You call us to be reconciled with You. In Your Name, we pray. Amen.
The Rt. Rev. Lydia Mamakwa is bishop of the Indigenous Spiritual Ministry of Mishamikoweesh.