Sep 12, 2013

Prayer for Refugees

Here’s a prayer for refugees from the Revised Common Lectionary Prayers website.  It seems especially appropriate these days, when the eyes of the world are focused on the plight of the Syrian refugees.

Prayer for Refugees

God, the refuge of wanderers and exiles,
the mother and father of the homeless,
you weep with those who are uprooted from their homeland,
and you suffer with those who exist without shelter and security.
Grant that your faithful love may reach out,
and that your healing mercy rise like the dawn
on all who are oppressed.
We ask this through Jesus, your Son,
who know hardship and died outside the city wall. Amen.

~ from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers copyright © 2002 Consultation on Common Texts admin. Augsburg Fortress.  Posted on Thematic, Intercessory and Scripture Prayers for the RCL, Vanderbilt Divinity Library. http://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/