Praying around the world – Refugee crisis

The Church of England has posted a prayer for those caught up in the refugee crisis … the largest mass migration since World War II …

Heavenly Father,
you are the source of all goodness, generosity and love.
We thank you for opening the hearts of many
to those who are fleeing for their lives.
Help us now to open our arms in welcome,
and reach out our hands in support.
That the desperate may find new hope,
and lives torn apart be restored.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ Your Son, Our Lord,
who fled persecution at His birth
and at His last triumphed over death.
Amen

And the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has issued a statement on the crisis, see here

Many of us are left wondering what we can do to help when every day we see tragic scenes of hundreds of thousands of refugees attempting to flee to Europe from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Eritrea and many other countries.

So Tearfund has launched a new Emergency Fund to provide desperately needed help and support.

For some time already, Tearfund has been working with partners in many of the affected nations from where the refugees are coming.

Now we are partnering with church groups in Europe, enabling them to offer care, support and aid to those that have already fled and are in huge need.

The Tearfund Refugee Fund will support this vital work in Europe as well as helping some of the millions who are displaced or refugees within the Middle East itself.

If you would like to contribute, please contact Tearfund directly, or give your donation, in a clearly marked envelope, to Rev Tim.

And see here for another practical suggestion as to how Christians can make a difference to those affected.

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