God of compassion,
We seek your protection and comfort for immigrant families.
For families separated by violence and destruction, forced to flee their homes and everything they know;
For the asylum seeking families separated in the name of border security;
For parents who send their children alone to a new land in hope of building
a future for them;
For families separated here in our country by deportation;
Provide solace and peace to these families. Comfort them in their
time of sorrow. Guide those in positions of power toward compassion.
Grant us the courage and compassion to be a presence of welcome,
of radical hospitality for the most vulnerable in our midst.