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Prayer for Migrant Children


Lord, look with compassion on your migrant children.
Watch the suffering with which they walk,
carrying their children to foreign lands
to save them from violence, hunger and poverty.

Look how they endure fatigue, hunger, thirst:
about to faint with illness along the way.
A way that seems to have no end
for those whose strength is failing and can go no further.

Help them, Lord, to find compassion
in those they meet on their way.
Bless the friendly hands that give them bread and water
and invite them to rest and renew their strength.

Open to them doors and borders,
open the hearts of their sisters and brothers
so they are not rejected,
but find a job, a lifeline.

Creator of God, we ask you this
in the name of your son Jesus;
he too emigrated from his homeland into Egypt,
feeling the violence of Herod.



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