Monday, August 04, 2014

August Prayer for Refugees

"That refugees, forced by violence to abandon their homes, may find a generous welcome and the protection of their rights." Pope Francis' Universal Prayer Intention for August 2014.Will you join Pope Francis in praying for refugees during August?
You may choose to post your prayer to the Social Spirituality site
You may choose to light a prayer candle

Messages of the Holy Father for World Days of Migrants and Refugees 2014 (5 August 2013)

God, no one is stranger to you
And no one is ever far from your loving care.
In your kindness watch over migrants, refugees and asylum seekers,
Those separated from their loved ones,
Those who are lost
And those who have been exiled from their homes.
Bring them safely to the place where they long to be,
And help us always to show your kindness to strangers
And those in need.
We ask this through Christ our Lord,
Who too was a refugee and migrant
Who travelled to another land
Searching for a home.

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