A Prayer for the Precious Gift of Water

Without water, we would die. Water is essential for life on earth, not just human life but all life. Water is needed for drinking, cleaning, washing, and making crops grow. There is no substitute for this precious resource, and yet we waste it, we pollute it, and we even commodify it! Let's start anew, and begin by thanking the Lord for the gift of water ...


Praised be You, my Lord,
through Sister Water
who is so useful,
and pure.

- from The Canticle of the Creatures by St. Francis of Assisi

Coote (Fulica atra), Ballyalla, Ennis, Co. Clare


Prayer for Sister Water

We praise and thank You, Lord,
for the gift of living water.
Guide us
to use it wisely,
learn from its humility,
consume it sparingly,
and protect its purity,
so that with St. Francis,
we may truly

enjoy water



- by Cathal Duddy

Ways to use water wisely





Laudato Si'

mi' Signore 


Praised be You

my Lord

with all

Your creatures

- St. Francis