A Prayer for Refugees

Nov. 16, 2015. Migrants arrive by a Turkish boat near the village of Skala, on the Greek island of Lesbos. The Turkish boat owner delivered about 150 people to the Greek coast and tried to escape back to Turkey; he was arrested in Turkish waters. CreditSergey Ponomarev for The New York Times

Nov. 16, 2015. Refugees arrive by a Turkish boat near the village of Skala, on the Greek island of Lesbos.  Credit Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times

A Prayer For Refugees by Dr. Chawkat Moucarry 

Lord, we don’t understand what is going on in the Middle East.
We come to You and plead with You to be merciful.
To guide us.
To help us not to despair.
To help see what we can do.
Even if it’s something small
in order to meet this tremendous challenge
that is in front of us.
We pray for everyone who is involved
to alleviate suffering among the refugees.
Lord, we want to believe that things are not out of Your control.
You have Your own loving purposes,
and we pray that somehow You may draw some good out of all this evil.
We pray for the sake of your kingdom.
And in Jesus Name

Dr. Chawkat Moucarry grew up as a Christian in Syria. Join him in prayer today for his native country, for guidance, and for understanding this crisis.

For more, see “A Psalm for the Refugee Crisis in America.”

About R.H. (Rusty) Foerger

As I enter the third third of life, I am becoming aware of the role of elders today “to enlarge spiritual vision, being devoted to prayer, living in the face of death, as a living curriculum of the Christian life” (Dr. James M. Houston). I am a life long and life wide learner who seeks to: *decipher the enigma of our worth *rescue from the agony of prayerlessness *integrate spiritual friendship.
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4 Responses to A Prayer for Refugees

  1. This is a beautiful prayer Rusty. God hears our knee-mails.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. realmarklandry says:

    Amen – looks like we were thinking alike this week…

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Pingback: A Relic of Anguish | Curriculum of the Spiritual Life

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