Advent prayer for migrant children

Friday, December 12, 2014
Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day)

For all migrant children we pray –
for the ones who cross borders in fear,
and those who cross borders in hope,

for the unaccompanied,
for ones who hunt parents
or seek relations,
for those forced to carry drugs,

for those born in Mexico,
Guatemala, Honduras. El Salvador.

For all migrant children we pray —
for the ones sheltered kindly,
and the ones treated like criminals,

for the comforted,
those who fear the knock on the door
and may do so all their lives,
and the ones deported to the dangers
from which they came.

God, who sends
a peaceable vision,
toddler playing over a rattlesnake hole,
have mercy.
Child of the long flight to Egypt,
share your bitter myrrh.
Lady, standing on the crescent moon,
wrap a tilma around
these your migrant children

and teach us all in times of sorrow
how to give roses. Amen.feast-of-our-lady-of-guadalupe-2014-4

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