Prayer for Forty Years: A JRS Mission Prayer
29 September 2020|Spiritual Reflection and Resources
As Jesuit Refugee Service recognizes our 40th anniversary and the journey we have been on, we pray for those who’ve been our companions – beneficiaries, benefactors, volunteers, staff, leaders, and partners in countries around the world – and ask for Fr. Arrupe’s continued intervention so that we can continue our mission as long as a need exists. If you are interested in reciving hard copies of the prayer cards, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
God of all,
As we move forward from the familiar comfort of home, whether we are a refugee on the road
Or a companion to our displaced siblings, may we be aware
Of what gives movement to our steps: love.
May we take that love and carry it forth, beyond borders
So we may accompany, serve, and advocate
On behalf of all displaced people
And sustain the mission through the years to come
As long as there are people on this earth seeking refuge and protection.
On this journey, if we ever feel overwhelmed by the injustice of displacement, may we remember
To act as if we only possess your love and your grace, for that is all we need,
As you hold us in your hands.
Icon of Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ done by Kelly Latimore.