Syrian mother and child in Lebanon. © Tabitha Ross/CAFOD

Syrian mother and child in Lebanon. © Tabitha Ross/CAFOD

Please feel free to use this prayer in your personal devotions and share with friends and colleagues.

O God, father of tenderness and mercy,
Look with compassion on those who have left their homes and families
In order to find a refuge of safety and justice.
Through the efforts of Governments, aid agencies and all people of good will,
May they be welcomed to a new home where they experience that safety and justice.

Open our hearts, Lord, to recognise our need
To care for others and relieve the distress of all who are suffering.
Fill us with a spirit of wisdom
That we too may do all in our power to respond to the needs of our fellow men and women.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.