Friday, June 20, 2008

Remembering Refugees

For those who are not aware, today is World Refguee Day. The UN has declared (in solidarity with Africa which hosts the most refguees) June 20 as refugee day around the globe. And so, on this day of rememberance, I wanted to put a short set of thoughts (okay, really prayers) down. For more information on World Refguee Day, here's the link -> http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/refugee/. Now, for my prayers on this day of refugees...

  1. Lord, be with all of those have lost their homes, families, and loved ones. Be with them in their journeys, struggles, and trials. Carry them throughout.
  2. Lord, heal those who live with the sense of displacement, uprootedness, and lack of foundation being without a home and a place of belonging brings.
  3. Lord, hold those who are refugees (taking refuge) in your hands. Bless the nations that have accepted them and the people who embrace them.
  4. Lord, thank you for the UNRWA and all of the many organizations that come together to help meet the needs of these people.
  5. Lord, soften the hardened hearts of those who have caused others to take refuge. Help them see the error of their ways and learn to reconcile with their brothers.

In Jesus' name I ask all these things, Lord, Amen.

Happy hope of homecoming!

1 Comments:

At 9:59 AM , Blogger Summer said...

Amen!

 

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