Novena to Saint Francis

Fourth Prayer - Water

“We praise you, Lord, for Sister Water,

so useful, humble, precious and pure.” (St Francis of Assisi)


“Now they even want to take our rivers, which have been ours forever.”

(Rusbel Castornoque, Kukama people, Peruvian Amazon)


Creator God, from your gift of water flows all life,

yet we pollute your clear springs.

Forgive us, as the earth cries out.


St Francis, you drank deeply

from Christ’s living water.

May we, like you, live simply

and prize the good things of the earth.


 St Francis, pray for us.

The video and reflection were produced by the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development.

Your Associate Relationship Team,

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