Monday, April 10, 2006

A Prayer for Immigrants

God of the journey, God of the traveler,
We pray for those who leave their homes in search of new beginnings and possibilities,
may they know your presence with them.
We pray that those who seek to make a home in this country
may find us welcoming and willing to help them find a path toward citizenship,
We pray that our legislators, as they craft new immigration legislation
may find the wisdom and courage to enact new policies that do justice for our country and for those who would immigrate here.
We pray for those who fan the flames of fear and discrimination against the undocumented
may be touched with your divine compassion.
We pray in Jesus' name.
Amen.

— The Archdiocese of Chicago, adapted

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