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Use our prayers to pray for all people who are displaced, refugees, migrants and those who have had to leave their homes in search of a better life for themselves and their families.

The Department for International Affairs of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales has also published a new document on the Catholic response to refugees and migrants, called Love the stranger

For women refugees

This prayer reflects on God's presence with biblical women forced to leave their homelands as well as women refugees today.

Love your neighbour

A prayer based on Matthew 25:35, "I was a stranger and you made me welcome."

Prayer for refugees

This prayer asks our Father to look with mercy on us all and to show us how to live as one human family.

Share the journey

The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and shares the journey with migrants and refugees.

Justice guided by love

This prayer inspires us to care for the earth and our neighbour, especially those who are displaced.

One body

This prayer reminds us that we are all part of one body, one family, spread throughout the world.

Prayer of the refugee

An imagined prayer from the perspective of someone who has been forced to flee their home.

Welcoming the stranger

A series of intercessions for refugees, asylum seekers, people who are homeless or displaced.

The boat of injustice

This prayer could be used at Christmas or at any time of the year to inspire us to reach out to those who are homeless.

Prayer for the migrant caravan

A prayer sent to us by Caritas El Salvador for the thousands of migrants making the long and dangerous journey on foot towards the US border.

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Journeys family prayers

These prayer activities will help you and your family to reflect on the journeys that many people around the world have to make as refugees, when they are forced to leave their homes by hunger, war, or natural disaster.