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04 September 2015

Lord have mercy - A prayer for the refugee crisis

In response to the current refugee crisis Fred Drummond, director of prayer and Scotland, has written this prayer which you may wish to use in services this weekend.

Lord have Mercy

Gracious God,
For every tear streaked child
For every voiceless mother
For every desperate father
For every homeless and stateless family
We cry out to you
Lord have mercy
For those slumped in despair
For those on their knees unable to take another step
For those who look and feel hunted and hopeless
For those who live in the desperate captivity of fear
Lord have mercy
Soften our hearts
Move us to action
Fill us with compassion
Let us be channels of your love
Lord have mercy
Lord whose family had to flee a country
Lord who had nowhere to lay your head
Lord who weeps over the city
Lord have mercy
Move us to make a difference
To act with love and understanding
To offer hope and strengthen the weak
To put the needs of the broken above our own
Lord have mercy

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