Advent 2021

Join us this Advent when we will be praying with and for our refugee friends. The Advent season is always a time for spiritual reflection and we have created a resource to help you pray. In Advent, we wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. This year we will reflect on the sense of waiting that is so common for our refugee friends at JRS UK.

You can sign up to be sent a weekly email containing that week’s reflection here.

Pray As You Go Examen Audio Resource

We have partnered with JRS/USA and Pray As You Go to create an audio resource to help you pray an Examen to reflect on the experience of refugees.

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.

Hold a prayer service for refugees

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: uk@jrs.net 

Download the Order of Service as a Word Document.

Download the Order of Service as a PDF.

Prayers of Intercession

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.

Sign up to our Lent emails

Lent is a time of repentance and renewal for Christians. It is a time when we turn away from our sinfulness and recommit ourselves to following Jesus.

As we approach the season of Lent, JRS invites you to receive our regular emails with resources for prayer and reflection supporting our shared Lenten observances of Fasting, Alms and Prayer.

Sign up to receive these Lent Reflections by e-mail

Way of the Cross: Journey with Jesus and refugees

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.

Listen now

The Way of the Cross

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.

Download this resource

World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2021

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

Jesuit Refugee Service UK
The Hurtado Jesuit Centre
2 Chandler Street, London E1W 2QT

020 7488 7310
uk@jrs.net

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