Prayer for Migrants

immigrant crossingHeart of Jesus, full of love and mercy, watch over our sister and brother migrants.Have pity on them and protect them.

They suffer mistreatment and humiliations on their way, are looked upon as dangerous by most, and marginalized for being foreigners.

Help us to respect them and appreciate their dignity.

Touch with your goodness the hearts of those who see them pass by.

Take care of their families until they return home, not with broken hearts but with their hopes fulfilled.

May it be so.

We ask this through Christ, our Lord.

This prayer is posted on the wall at CCAMYN (Centro Comunitario de Atencion Migrante y Necesitado) in Altar, Mexico.

You’ll find lots more on immigration at the resource page for our free small group study guide As the Citizen Among Us: Loving the Immigrant as Ourselves.

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