A Prayer for Migrants

Today, December 18, has been appointed the International Migrants Day by the General Assembly of the United Nations. This was day was declared in response to the growing number of immigrants worldwide. Join me in praying for these individuals.

For all those who see “home” and all it means
Disappear behind them;
For all those who cannot see a home
In the days ahead of them;
For all those who dwell in daily insecurity;
For all those who are weary and
Without a safe place to rest their heads;
For all families in migration, we pray.
May the image of the Holy Family
Fleeing oppression stay with us as we enter a New Year,
And stay with us each night as we are blessed
With returning to a home.
May we also be blessed
With compassion for those
Still weary, still seeking
Still with so far to go.
Amen.

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