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A Prayer for the Future I’m Committed to Being Part of Creating

Hey there, Divine/All That Is/Source/Universe/Ancestors/Angels/Goddess/God,

Today I pray for (and am committed to being part of creating) a world in which…

…with each sunrise, each wiggle of our toes, and each breath that expands our rib cages, we remember that we are part of Nature, not here to control it. (And that our decisions reflect this remembering.)

…restorative justice and making space for ourselves and others to make mistakes then repair and heal is standard…and welcome.

…we trust in our bodies’ innate ability to tell us the truth and heal, and that everyone has the right to decide what goes into and comes out of their own bodies.

…there is no such thing as being a marginalized person, and our differences are sources of celebration, strength, and connection.

…everyone’s identity is affirmed and welcome.

…our spending is a prayer.

…learning how to signal safety in your nervous system is as pervasive as learning to spell.

…we experience the truth that there is, in fact, enough for everyone when everyone shares generously from the knowing that there’s enough.

…our choices do not stop at being sustainable, but are instead regenerative.

…all kinds of love are celebrated.

…we finally get it that it’s not what we do that makes us valuable. It’s who we are.

…rest is honored as much as action.

…what is life-giving is the priority.

…peace prevails through true healing.

…and love leads.

Thank you for the knowledge and trust that this future is now in some ways, and, in any of the ways that it’s not in immediate existence, is just around the corner.

And so it is.

  • Karen Driscoll says:

    Hi Kate thanks for this beautiful prayer. We need to constantly remember we are all connected. Love is what we’re here for. Hugs and blessings

  • Bridget Isakson says:

    Thank you Kate. You, Glennon Doyle, and Liz Gilbert have been powerful teachers for me this year. I am already a different person than I was when 2020 began, and I know as time goes on, I will continue to grow and change. Thank you for being a guide on that path.

  • Mimi says:

    I just translated this in German and wrote it into my journal. It’s just too beautiful and I will do the very best to be a vessel for making this future arrive. Thank you Kate and all the best for your country.

  • Bailey says:

    Well Done! Inclusivity is so palpable
    In your writing.♥️

  • Kristina says:

    Thank you for this loving prayer – America needs healing and I see light at the end of the tunnel! Thank you for bring a heavenly light to many ! (Especially your wee lil girls!)

    • Kate Northrup says:

      We are indeed in that process of healing, even if it doesn’t look the way we thought it would or should.

  • emily says:

    So beautifully written and truthful

  • Dear Kate, this is so beautiful and inspiring! Thank you! We just had a terrorist attack in Vienna. Your words were much needed. Love, Chantal

  • Kate, these words are such a healing tonic for our wounded souls. Thank you for sharing your eloquence and vision for an inclusive world where we each are able to stand fearless in our own sovereignty. I am printing your prayer and putting it on my altar to read daily.

  • Kim Edison says:

    Thank you for the beautiful prayer. A reminder to keep our hearts in mind as we live our lives and make decisions.

  • Eleane says:

    Thank you so much for this prayer Kate. I LOVE it. I have been reading it out loud many times, focusing on the energy in my heart to feel deeply each word and to create this world in my heart. Gratitude for this magic

  • Rachael says:

    Thank you. Speaks to me! I shared on my social media for others.

  • Rosemary says:

    You and your mother are truly such beautiful people, inside and out. May your spirit and words be with us all. Peace and love.

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