Prayer for immigrants
Father of love and mercy,
you provided your people Israel in their exodus from slavery
the promised land that you established for them,
and in Jesus Christ you provide a welcoming refuge for all those in need.
We ask for your divine protection for all migrants who have left their homes in search of new opportunities in another country.
For refugees who are forced from their homes by threats of violence, we implore you to provide them with a safe haven.
For the migrants, victims of the slave trade, grant them the rescue, the healing and the strength to start over.
For immigrants, who often leave their friends and family behind, give them a better life and more opportunities elsewhere.
We ask you in a special way for migrant children, who are vulnerable to exploitation and abuse at the hands of others.
We encourage you to give all migrants your protection and guide them to a safe place.
Accompany all those who need your saving power.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit.