Refugee Prayer, Ruth 1 — Nicola Robinson, UK

Ruth 1: 1 – 5

In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land ….

Hospitable God,
who teaches us to welcome the stranger;
we pray for all refugees and immigrants:
those who have been displaced
through famine,
those who have been displaced
through climate change,
those who have been displaced
through war and oppression.
Enable us to offer practical assistance
in terms of shelter, food and clothing.
May we demonstrate compassion
so that refugees and immigrants
can be welcomed as treasured guests.
In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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Nicola Robinson is an Elder at Augustine United Church in Edinburgh.

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