Resources help bring the experience of refugees and asylum seekers into your prayer.
We pray for all those who are working for justice and peace around the world. We ask that they might be your hands and feet on the earth.
We hold in our hearts the people of Ukraine as they stand in danger. We ask for peace and reconciliation. Conscious that thousands are likely to be uprooted, we pray for those who seek refuge, that they might find welcome and bridges to sanctuary.
We have joined together with Jesuit work Pray As You Go to bring you ‘Way of the Cross’ a stations of the cross audio series allowing you to follow Jesus on his journey to the cross and the Resurrection, whilst praying for refugees around the world. It is voiced by refugee friends of JRS UK.
Praying the Stations of the Cross is a traditional way of praying during Lent. We pray this familiar prayer to be with Jesus Christ who walked this journey, carrying the cross, the instrument of his death, out of love and commitment to us.
We have developed these Stations of the Cross meditations to aid your prayer during Lent and Holy Week. You can use this resource as a Parish Group, school, as a family, or individually.
Would you like to hold a service to gather you community to pray for refugees? JRS UK have created a template service which you can use in its current form or adapt to fit a particular occasion. If you would like to speak to a member of the team to get some advice about holding a prayer service, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the Order of Service as a Word Document.
Download the Order of Service as a PDF.
Each day, JRS UK posts prayers of intercession online for our supporters to join with us in prayer. These prayers are a way for us to join together and pray for those things that affect our refugee friends and other situations that need our prayer around the world.
You can pray with us each day with the day’s prayer at the top of this page.
A collection of all our previous prayers can be found here.
The Examen prayer is a popular method of praying developed by St Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits. The prayer is focused on reflecting God’s presence in a particular experience. We have worked to create an Examen to help you prayerfully reflect on the experience of refugees.
The resource was launched on World Refugee Day, Sunday 20th June.
Find more here.
The 107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR) takes place on Sunday 26th September. This year, as the title for his annual message the Holy Father has chosen “Towards an ever wider ‘we’” highlighting the importance of inclusiveness and fraternity, and drawing from his latest encyclical, Fratelli Tutti.
Download the Pope’s Message for the 2021 WDMR
Visit our World Day of Migrants and Refugees page for more content and resources