Prayer II

A further suggestion for intercessions

Lord,
you were once a refugee
as the small child from the manger
fleeing to Egypt.
We pray for all those
who are fleeing persecution,
adversity and hopelessness.

Lord,
you led your people through the desert
for forty years.
We pray for all those
who have been abandoned to the desert
who disappear
in the no man’s land between the borders.

Lord,
you called our fathers and mothers
to seek a new beginning
in a new, promised land.
We pray for all those
who have the courage
to seek a new beginning in a new land
where they hope to make their future.

Lord,
you rule over the raging of the sea;
you still the waves
when they rise up.
We pray for all those
drifting helplessly on the seas
and drowning in the waves.

Lord,
You divided the sea
to let your people pass through
and made the waters as solid as a wall.
We pray for all those
for whom the sea is a wall
because we do not let them pass through.

Lord,
You have enjoined us to see refugees
As our neighbours.
We pray for us all.
That we might take responsibility for them.

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