A Prayer of Indigenous Peoples, Refugees, Immigrants, and Pilgrims

A Prayer of Indigenous Peoples, Refugees, Immigrants, and Pilgrims Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we come before you as many parts of a single body. people drawn from every tribe, every nation, every language; some indigenous—peoples of the land; some refugees, immigrants, pilgrims—people on the move; some hosts, some guests, some both hosts … Continue reading A Prayer of Indigenous Peoples, Refugees, Immigrants, and Pilgrims

Refuge for the oppressed

Immigration Dear Lord, our shelter and refuge for the oppressed, we praise you for your ultimate power and unsurpassable love. We thank you for your unfailing justice and we thank you for never forsaking those who love you. O Lord of compassion, we ask for your continued mercy for those who seek shelter, for the … Continue reading Refuge for the oppressed

Remember that we were once foreigners

For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. And you are to love those … Continue reading Remember that we were once foreigners

First Century Asylum Seekers

When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.” (Matthew 2:13) Fortunately (or maybe your opinion differs?) … Continue reading First Century Asylum Seekers

Strangers Next Door

The following is an excerpt from "Strangers Next Door: Immigration, Migration and Mission" by J. D. Payne. SAMUEL AND YOUNG CHO ARE A MIDDLE-AGED Korean couple living in Lutherville, Maryland.[1] Korean is their heart language and English is their second language. A few years ago, the Lord used this couple to begin Nepal Church of … Continue reading Strangers Next Door