In January 2013, the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ made a commitment for immigration justice, which reads: As one voice, we Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ stand with our immigrant brothers and sisters supporting the passage of comprehensive just immigration reform including family reunification.
~ Approved Provincial Chapter 2013.
As Congress returns from its August recess, faith communities across the country are increasing pressure on House members to urgently pass compassionate immigration reform. On September 9th, the Interfaith Immigration Coalition will launch 40 days of prayer, fasting, and advocacy on a telephonic press conference with national Catholic, Protestant and Jewish leaders to ignite a "compassion surge." Click For more details on Fast Action for Immigration Reform.
With more than 4,100 people of faith from 44 states already committed to pray, fast and advocate during this 40 days of action, the telephonic press conference will offer members of the press an opportunity to speak directly with national faith leaders and immigrants -including Bishop Richard Graham and Sister Simone Campbell - on their expectations for Congress, how faith communities are spiritually mobilizing, and why this moment is so critical to achieve compassionate immigration reform.
DATE/TIME: September 9, 2013 / 12pm EST, 9am PST
CALL-IN DETAILS: 1-866-952-1906, Access code: FASTACTION
We invite you to pray daily for justice for our immigrant brothers and sisters, for wisdom and compassion for our political leaders, and for strength as we continue to build a community where all are welcome.
Immigration Reform from the Heart of God
Heart of God, full of mercy, watch over our sister and brother immigrants.Protect them from harm even as they suffer mistreatment and humiliations on their way.
Touch with your goodness the hearts of we who see them pass by. Break open our hearts to embrace them and the gift that they are to our communities.
Heart of God, full of compassion, give our brothers and sisters in Congress the gift of compassion. Open their eyes to the pain and longing of those affected by their decisions. Give them wisdom as they struggle to repair our unjust immigration system. Break open their hearts to embrace the dreams of our immigrant parents, siblings, and friends.
Heart of God, full of love, we give you glory for all the blessings you have given us.
Help us to share those blessings with others that we may all know that you are a God of mercy, a God of compassion, a God of love.
Break open our hearts that we might embrace the challenge to build a land, a nation, a community where all are welcome.
Taken from http://fastaction.us/pray/prayers/