We prayed this prayer at church this morning (from the Book of Common Prayer) – a moving plea and beautiful invitation to us all.
A Collect for Refugees and Immigrants:
Heavenly Father, from whom every family on earth derives its name, have mercy on all those who sojourn in this world.
As you sheltered your son Jesus who fled from they tyranny of Herod, so now provide new homes for all those who flee the violence of this age, that they may know the peace of Christ.
Grant your people with hearts of welcome and lives of courage, through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.
This post is also part of the series February Beautiful.