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.
We stand in solidarity with the people of Beirut and Lebanon during this devastating time and pray especially for those who have lost family and friends. We as for your prayers for Beirut, most especially for the refugee community that we serve.
Jesuit Refugee Service/USA is proud of our Ignatian heritage. As a work of the Society of Jesus, we trace our roots back to the founder of the Jesuits, St. Ignatius of Loyola. As a man who was committed to “finding God in all things,” he introduced the Examen as a prayer for doing exactly that – taking a moment each day to find God in all things.
What we are all experiencing has showed us that we cannot live as nations, races, or people independent of one another. We must come together. As we reflect on our new reality and the challenges that the global pandemic has brought, we pray that we can come together to welcome and protect one another, especially those most vulnerable.
May 2020 marks five years since the publication of Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home, an encyclical that invites us to care for both the poor and the earth. As we reflect on this, we invite you to pray for creation and for those most impacted by environmental change.
Though most of us are vulnerable to COVID-19 as it continues to spread around the world, migrants and refugees remain particularly vulnerable – living in over crowded conditions where social distancing is not possible, and with lack of access to appropriate healthcare. Use this prayer to help guide your intentions for the protection of our forcibly displaced brothers and sisters at this time.
With churches closed and services canceled, Holy Week looks different this year. As we walk through this week and with Christ, use this prayer to help you in your reflection.
Use these Stations of the Cross to accompany Jesus on his journey, as we watch and pray over displaced people around the world.
Whether you have a regular daily prayer you’d like to dedicate during the time of Lent, or you’d like to use Lent as an opportunity to focus your energy towards migrants and refugees, we have a guide for prayer for each day of Lent.