Special -- Immigrant Rights Sunday

Walk with Us 

Prayer for Immigrant Rights Sunday

 

Journeying God

Migrant Christ

Border-crossing Spirit

 

You are always making something new in us.

You weave together the textures and colors

            of all cultures, and races.

 

You move in us,

            calling us to leave everything behind,

            our homes, families, identities and culture.

 

No wall is too high or too wide to keep us from your table.

No laws are so strong as to lock us away from your love.

No visa is needed to enter your Kindom*.

 

Walk with us as we find our way to freedom.

Stay with us as we confront the barriers that keep us from your good.

Breathe new life in us as we live into a new creation,

            in which we join you at your most holy table,

            where everyone is welcome.                                                    Amen 

 

 

 

* “Kindom of God” is a term growing in usage as an alternative to “Kingdom of God”--it describes a vision of community where God is all in all, and human hierarchies give way to relationships of justice. 

 

Information about Immigration Rights Sunday, along with other prayers and testimonies may be found at

http://www.ucc.org/justice/immigration/worship/worship-resources/WorshipResources.html


Walk with Us: A Prayer for Immigration Rights Sunday, was written by the Reverend Delle McCormick, Executive Director of Border Links, an experiential education program which focuses on issues of immigration, community formation, sustainable development and social justice in the borderlands between Mexico, the U.S. and beyond.

Copyright 2010 Local Church Ministries, Congregational Vitality and Discipleship Ministry Team, United Church of Christ, 700 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH  44115-1100.  Permission granted to reproduce or adapt this material for use in services of worship or church education.  All publishing rights reserved. 

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