Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Prayer: Rev. Enock De Assis

Dear God, our journey through life is long and hard. We cannot make this trip alone; we must walk together on the journey. You promised to send us a helper, your Spirit. Help us to see your Spirit in those you send to journey with us.

In the refugee family, seeking safety form violence, let us see your Spirit.
In the migrant worker, bringing food to our tables, let us see your Spirit.
In the asylum-seeker, seeking justice for his or her family, let us see your Spirit.
In the trafficked child, seeking liberation from his or her oppression, let us see your Spirit.
In the unaccompanied child, traveling in a dangerous world, let us see your Spirit.
Teach us to recognize that as we walk with each other, you are present.
Teach us to welcome not only the stranger in our midst, but the gifts they bring as well: the invitation to conversion, communion, and solidarity.
This is the help you have sent: we are not alone.
We are together on the journey, and for this we give you thanks.