Prayer for Migrants

For all those who see "home" and all it means
Disappear behind them;
For all those who cannot see a home
In the days ahead of them;
For all those who dwell in
Daily insecurity;
For all those who are weary and
Without a safe place to rest their heads;
For all families in migration we pray.

May the image of the Holy Family
Fleeing oppression
Stay with us each night
As we are blessed
With returning to a home.

May we also be blessed
With compassion for those
Still weary, still seeking,
Still with so far to go.

-by Jane Deren, 2007


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