Prayer for the JRS Anniversary and JRS Mission

07 August 2023|Spiritual Reflection and Resources

As Jesuit Refugee Service recognizes our 43rd 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 receiving hard copies of the prayer cards, please email

God of all,

On this day in which we recognize Fr. Arrupe’s legacy in our institutions, we want to thank you for his life and tireless work through ministries such as the Jesuit Refugee Service.

Lord, make us feel moved by the experience of so many people who cross the borders of our world to escape injustice.

And may this feeling move us to love and serve you more in the stranger who is also a neighbor, in the other who is also family.

We pray that you continue calling us to follow Fr. Arrupe’s example so that we can become People for and With Others.

May we keep alive this flame to continue shining a light on the rights, needs, and dreams of refugees.



It is indeed a profound spiritual experience to know and feel myself so totally in God’s hands.
Pedro Arrupe, SJ

Icon of Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ done by Kelly Latimore