Prayer For Migrants


For all those who see “home” and all it means 

Disappear behind them;

For all those who cannot see a home 

In the days ahead of them; 

For all those who dwell in 

Daily insecurity; 

For all those who are weary and 

Without a safe place to rest their heads; 

For all families in migration we pray. 

May the image of the Holy Family 

Fleeing oppression stay with us as we enter a New Year, 

And stay with us each night as we are blessed

With returning to a home.

May we also be blessed

With compassion for those

Still weary, still seeking,

Still with so far to go.


[SOURCE: Jane Deren, 2007]