Remembering that the Holy Family fled violence and lived for a time as refugees, holy-family-migration-week-2015

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.