As we reflect today on how a major incident involving migrants
brings Christmas to an abrupt end,
we pray for your world.
God whose light draws travellers,
be with all who journey seeking something better
whether by camel, carload or dinghy.
God of the truth-seekers,
save us from believing we hold the only answers
and enable us to listen and learn from other perspectives.
help us to value the gifts of all who are part of our communities
and to remember that earnings and contribution are not the same thing.
God the refugee,
may those forced to flee in fear of their lives
find places of safety and welcome.
an encounter with you leads the wise to choose a new direction.
We pray that your manifest presence will enrich our debates, enlighten our world, and enable us to change.
This is one of a series of blogs looking at how we can be part of creating a welcoming environment for migrants. Read the others here.