This week I have read, researched, cried, written and spoken about the plight of refugees. Now, today, I pray and ask that you pray with me.
Father God, sustainer of life
You know the pain of refugees; through Jesus you experienced it.
You know the loneliness of having no where that's home.
You know the fear of not knowing where the next meal's coming from.
You felt it and feel it today with sorrow.
We ask for your care and warmth on those who are homeless; for your nourishment and goodness on those without food; and your love on those separated from their loved ones.
Bring strength to those who work with and for refugees; bring compassion to those who can make a difference; bring understanding to those who are worried by their needs.
Lord we are your hands and feet, please remind us of this as we hear about the plight of refugees and give us our own ways to help.
Through Jesus we pray.
For more information on refugee week please go to http://www.refugeeweek.org.uk