September 27, 2017 // Vatican

Global Migration Campaign launched

A prayer for migrants and refugees

On Sept. 27, Pope Francis launched a global campaign to support migrants and refugees around the world. In collaboration with the campaign and the annual celebration of Respect Life Month in October, 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.

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

For ideas on what you can do to prayerfully commit to caring for immigrants and refugees, visit and follow #sharejourney on social media.

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