There are so many ways you can take action with JRS UK to help us continue our mission to accompany, serve and advocate for our refugee friends. One of the ways we seek to accompany our refugee friends is through prayer. Through prayer and reflection we invite you to join with us in imagining a better future for those seeking asylum in the UK.
Starting from Saturday 3rd October until Friday 9th October, you can listen to our Director Sarah Teather on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Prayer for the Day’ each morning at 5.43am. Every day except Sundays throughout the year, these short 2-minute reflections are broadcast offering spiritual comment and prayer read by various people of faith, with whom you can begin the day.
While Sarah’s reflections are not all explicitly about our work with those seeking asylum, many of the themes speak to our work at JRS UK which is rooted in Catholic Social Teaching. Throughout the week she touches upon themes such as the untamed beauty of God’s glory, the vulnerabilities of the human body made flesh, the invitation to be attentive to the Holy Spirit, and the radical reorientation of JRS UK’s services since lockdown began, and the love, generosity and care that has overwhelmed us at JRS UK as people of different backgrounds and faiths have responded to our call for help.
We invite you to join Sarah in daily prayer and reflection, whether you’re an early riser or not. For those of you who would prefer a lie-in, you can catch up on Sarah’s ‘Prayer for the Day’ on the BBC player website. Each episode will be uploaded shortly after broadcast.
Tune in to BBC Radio 4 at 5.43am to hear Sarah Teather from Saturday 3rd October to Friday 9th October (excluding Sunday).
If you can’t listen live, catch-up online on BBC Radio 4