A Prayer for Migrants

Merciful and loving Father,

you provided for your people Israel in their exodus

from slavery

a promised land that you established for them,

and in Jesus Christ you provide welcome refuge for all

in need.

We ask for your divine protection for all migrants

who have left their homes in search of new

opportunity in another land.

For refugees, who are forced from their homes due to

threats of violence,

we beseech you to provide them a safe haven.

For migrants trafficked into slavery,

grant them rescue, healing, and the strength to

start again.

For immigrants, who so often leave their family and

friends behind,

grant them a better life and greater opportunity


We pray in particular for your protection over migrant

children who are vulnerable to exploitation and abuse

at the hands of others.

We implore you to grant all migrants your protection

and lead them to a place of safety.

Be with all those in need with your power to save.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the

Holy Spirit,

one God, forever and ever.