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  Friar Johnpaul Cafiero, OFM

​St Peter Friary
110 West Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60602
312-372-5111 ​




A Prayer for Immigrant Children

Loving Father, in your infinite compassion, we seek your divine protection for refugee children who are often alone and afraid.  Provide solace to those who have been witnesses to violence and destruction, who have lost parents, family, friends, home, and all they cherish due to war or persecution.  Comfort them in their sorrow, and bring help in their time of need.  Show mercy to unaccompanied migrant children, too, Lord.   Reunite them with their families and loved ones.
Guide those children who are strangers in a foreign land to a place of peace and safety.
Comfort them in their sorrow, and bring help in their time of need.
Show us how we might reach out to these precious and vulnerable children.
Open our hearts to migrant and refugee children in need, so that we might see in them your own migrant Son.
Give us courage to stand up in their defense against those who would do them harm.
For this we pray through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.   Amen


​ JAN. 9, 2020


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