As the new United States President and Congress prepare to begin their elected roles in the New Year, immigrant members of our communities are experiencing marginalization. On Thursday, January 19, 2017, we invite Ignatian network communities to join in “Prayers of Light” for our immigrant brothers and sisters.
We offer these symbols of light as signs of solidarity for those who may be forced into the shadows of our nation. Through action and solidarity, we hope to illuminate the dignity of our immigrant brothers and sisters, and the value of each individual’s contribution to this country.
How can your community be involved?
- Host a prayer service or intention a Mass at your campus, parish, or organization for immigrants
- Use symbols of light such as vigil candles as a part of your prayer experience
- Lift up the stories of immigrant members of your community
- Invite the local community to join you in prayer
- Pray for our new governmental leaders to enact policies that illuminate the dignity of immigrant brothers and sisters
- Create environments of prayer that focus on illuminating the social teachings of our Catholic faith and other faith traditions
Migrant Way of the Cross (Diocese of Metuchen)
A Prayer for Migrant Children (USCCB)
Loving Father/Padre Amoroso (USCCB)
Prayer for Those Who Migrate (Education for Justice)
Prayer for Our Migrant Sisters and Brothers (Education for Justice)
Collected Prayers for Immigrants (Interfaith Worker Justice)
A Scriptural Reflection on Migrants: Solidarity, Hope, and Hospitality (Education for Justice)
Liturgy and Prayer Suggestions (Justice for Immigrants, USCCB)
Prayer Service for Just and Humane Immigration Reform (Sisters of Mercy)
Prayers and Intentions for Immigrants and Immigration Reform (Archdiocese of Chicago)