Prayer For Migration Week

Loving Father

Remember that the Holy Family fled
violence and lived for a time as refugees,
we ask that you protect all refugee families
fleeing persecution, and provide them a 
place of safety and comfort.

For children who are making perilous journeys,
often alone and without the 
protection of loved ones
we ask that you reunite them with their families and protect them from violence on the journey.

For all migrants,
that they not feel compelled to migrate
but have opportunities in their homeland
where they can thrive and live fully human lives.

Open our hearts 
so that we may provide hospitality
for those who come in search of refuge.

Through your Son, Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever.
Amen