we ask that you protect all refugee families fleeing
persecution, and provide them a place of safety and comfort.
For children who are making perilous journeys,
often alone and without the protection of loved ones,
we ask that you reunite them with their families
and protect them from violence on the journey.
For all migrants, that they not feel compelled to migrate
but have opportunities in their homeland
where they can thrive and live fully human lives.
Open our hearts so that we may provide
hospitality for those who come in search of
refuge, 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. Amen.