For Refugees Settling in Canada
We pray for those who are resettling in this country even now.
We pray for your Spirit to be actively with them in all the new and unknowns:
New cities, unknown streets, new houses, unknown neighbours;
New processes, forms, policies, rules;
New customs, language, postures;
New schools, assignments, jobs, tasks.
Grant peace and provision, endurance and hope.
Bring soul friends to come walk beside them for this part of their journey.
Be present to the children as they grow and navigate their identities.
Speak “beloved” to them.
Work in us all who live here to create places of belonging,
for it is in belonging to you and to each other
that your grace transforms us all.
For Refugees in Camps
For those who have walked away from everything they knew, we ask for your mercy.
For those who are far from home, far from community and identity, we ask for your mercy.
For those who cannot wash with soap and water, we ask for your mercy.
For those who have little resources, little choice, we ask for your mercy.
Grant the community leaders in refugee camps wisdom.
Provide and protect, we beseech you.
Flood the camps with your grace and fill each shelter with your sense of peace.
For Refugees in Transit, Coming to Borders
For those who are walking now, surround them with your Spirit of Peace.
For those who have made camp for the night knowing they cannot go back and they cannot go forward, we ask for you to provide rest and resources.
In their time of need, lead them to safety and kindness.
Open doors for them, even in us, Lord.
Oh Lord, do not forget the littlest – you said you would not forget the hairs on their heads.
It is said you lead to still waters – do not forget them Lord.
Do not let us forget them either.