World Refugee Weekend of Prayer

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TIRCC invites us to join in a statewide weekend of prayer June 21-23, the weekend preceding World Refugee Day. They are asking that we designate a few minutes of our regular worship service to prayer for the refugee families in our state and for those who currently are fleeing persecution around the world. For more information or to register, see https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScobQxjLYtvjuXwxgLs0JqJ8ypxZD3lrkVS3k2_WXGVXj-mbA/viewform

From the toolkit for congregations:

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

From Interfaith Immigration Coalition | www.interfaithimmigration.org

 

Oh God, our creator and liberator, we pray for all those who face the trials and tribulations of exclusion. We lift up all those who have been made outcast in our world; for those impoverished by inequality, for those who find themselves in the cold from homelessness, for those who are treated differently because of their skin color or religious background. Today we say a special prayer for all the refugees in the world who have faced violence and persecution. Now many of them face discrimination upon arriving to the safety of this land. Strengthen our faith to be accepting to all and fortify our witness to advocate for just and humane policies that expand the path of welcome for refugees to join our communities. In the same way, we pray for all those who face sickness and disease, in our congregation and throughout our community, may Your blessing comfort them and may Your healing power touch them. In the Spirit of love and compassion we pray. Amen.

 

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 12:00am to Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 11:00pm

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