Gathering Prayer, World Refugee Day — Church World Service, USA

Palestinian Refugees, by Fred Csasznik

To download an illustrated worship page for World Refugee Day (20 June), visit the Church World Service website.

Holy and merciful God,
you have created us all in your image.
We exist because of the radical welcome
that you granted each one of us at birth.
You have created us as refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants.
You have called us to be your hands and feet in the world,
to feed the hungry,
to clothe the naked and set the captives free.
God, hear our prayer for peace, for justice, for community.
Hear our prayer for your will on earth to be as it is in heaven.
God, be with us now.
Empower us,
guide us,
sustain us
and glorify us in your name.