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Prayers for immigrants and refugees

Get inspired with these prayers for immigrants and refugees by Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. This is a place for the faithful to honor the journey of the migrant and the refugee. Together, we seek to understand the global realities that our migrant brothers and sisters face. Together, we respond to the call of Jesus our Lord and Savior to welcome the stranger.

A Prayer for Refugees

Dear Lord Jesus, your family on earth knew the life of refugees when they fled to Egypt. Bless all who seek refuge on this earth. Meet their needs for safety and for home. Move the hearts of your people to show them welcome. Cause wars to cease and bring justice to the nations that no one will need to flee again.

In your great mercy, Lord hear our prayer.


A Prayer for Migrant Children

Dear heavenly Father, tenderly bless all vulnerable children who are journeying alone in this world. Comfort orphaned children whose parents have been taken from them by violence. Provide for refugee children who are far from home and don’t know where their families may be. Guide migrant children who take dangerous journeys to find family or opportunity. Rescue trafficked children whose freedom and innocence have been betrayed.

Protect all children who need your care, bringing them justice, safety and home.

In Jesus’ name, amen.

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Follow Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service on social media, where we post prayers for immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers every Sunday!

More Congregational ResOurces

Interested in Bible studies, devotions, volunteer opportunities, and other congregational campaigns? Check out our resource library for more ways to welcome the stranger and show God’s love to our newest neighbors. 

Our work

Looking for more than prayers for immigrants and refugees? Learn about some of the most vital work Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is doing to champion values of welcome and compassion for asylum seekers, immigrants and refugees in our communities today.

For more than 80 years, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service has faithfully carried out a wide range of programs to provide holistic, trauma-informed, and age-appropriate care to the children and families we serve. Learn more about how we rebuild lives and rekindle dreams right here in America.

Small gifts. BIG impact.

Your contribution makes a big difference in the lives of the most vulnerable. It helps Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service fulfill our mission to provide basic necessities and vital integration services like English classes, cultural orientation, medical care and more. It aides us as we offer safe and loving care for unaccompanied migrant children. And it allows us to advocate for common-sense, compassionate public policy at a time of unprecedented need.

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