Prayer for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
MIA Prayer Intentions: Refugees and Asylum Seekers
As we near the end of Refugee Week in 2017 we offer this prayer from Mercy International for refugees and asylum seekers ...
We pray for all those who, because of persecution, conflict or violence, have been forced to flee the country of their birth for a new life in a new land. We remember in particular the 34,000 people who today will be displaced and for whom the journey to belong somewhere is just beginning.
We are grateful for the safety and security of being settled, known and accepted in the neighbourhoods where we live. Let our comfort and safety not blind us to the desperate plight of millions of our sisters and brothers.
With compassionate hearts and generous spirits, may we be responsive to the needs of displaced persons and be their strong advocates, calling for justice and mercy in the corridors of power.