World Refugee Day Call to Worship – Church World Service, USA

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

LEADER: We give praise to our God who gathers us as one people.
PEOPLE: We delight in our God who has mercy upon us.
LEADER: We seek to be one with refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants.
PEOPLE: Clear our eyes that we may see the sufferings of displaced people.
LEADER: We welcome those whose lives have been dislocated by war, famine and injustice.
PEOPLE: Open our ears that we may hear the cries of those deep in despair.
LEADER: We express our solidarity with all who search for a new life, a new home, a new promise.
PEOPLE: Guide our feet that we may spread comfort; loosen our tongues that we might speak words of hope.
LEADER: Give us open hearts that we may be truly welcoming to the stranger in our midst.
ALL: God remind us that through our acts of hospitality we are restored to you. Amen.