Sunday 30 August 2015: Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Migrant & Refugee Sunday)
Be doers of the word
Prayer for Migrants and Refugees: Towards a Better World
We recall that your son, Jesus,
was a refugee in his infancy.
We remember that the Holy Family
was forced to flee into Egypt.
Loving Father, you understand the pain
and anguish of those who are forced to
leave their homeland
for all sorts of grave reason.
Help us, O Lord,
to understand this experience more fully
and to respond with gospel fervour to
this enormous social issue of our times.
Grant us wisdom, prudence,
and a real sense of loving kindness
to understand the heartaches of those
who find themselves as asylum seekers,
migrants and refugees in our wonderful land of Australia.
Mary, Mother of all migrants and refugees,
lead us to your Son Jesus,
from whom all blessings flow.
We make this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayer written by Most Rev Christopher Prowse DD STD, Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn | Image courtesy of pixabay.com