Today we wear orange
to remember and honour all the Indigenous children who went to Residential Schools.
Today we wear orange and we pray
for the Residential School and intergenerational survivors who are still struggling.
Today we wear orange and we are thankful
for those who speak the truth, and who work to shine a light on injustice.
Today we wear orange in the name of compassion and the spirit of truth and reconciliation.
Help us, God, to remember and act on this every day.
*This prayer was inspired by Honarine Scott’s Orange Shirt Day blog.
(Source: United Church of Canada website)
Listen to “300 Sleeps,” inspired by Phyllis’ time at residential school