19th June – A Prayer for Today

This week is Refugee week. This year’s theme is Journeys of Hope.

For many refugees and asylum seekers, the journey they have been on has been one of hope. Hope for change, hope for refuge, hope to be reunited with those they love.

Lord,
We hope
for a society that welcomes the stranger.
Help us to play our part
in making this hope a reality:
by creating a welcoming environment
in our hearts and our minds
in our churches, our communities
and our nation.
Amen.

‘When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt.’ Leviticus 19:33-34

Today’s prayer and the thoughts wrapped around it draw on material offered by JPIT (The Joint Public Issues Team of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church).

Michael Mays