U.S. bishops ask faithful to pray for migrants and refugees


FALL RIVER, Mass. — On September 27, Pope Francis launched a global campaign to support migrants and refugees around the world. 

In collaboration with the annual celebration of Respect Life Month in October, the bishops in the U.S. are asking Catholics around the country to help kick off the campaign by taking part in a week of prayer and action for migrants and refugees from October 7-13

The USCCB encourages faithful to pray the following prayer found on its website: 


A Prayer for the Global Migration Campaign

Adonai, Lord and Master,
many are the journeys Your people have taken:
Abraham’s journey led from fear to understanding;
Moses’ journey led from bondage to liberty;
the disciples’ journey led from death to new life.

Even today, Your people journey — immigrants and refugees,
pilgrims and nomads, searching for hope,
searching for opportunity, searching for peace, searching for You. 

Lord, I know that I, too, am called to journey. 

Yet too many times, I have heard Your call,
and my feet have remained unmoved.

Continue to call me beyond my comfort and into encounter. 

And when I meet a companion on the road,
may we find You in each other’s embrace.
Let us share the journey.

Amen.


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