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Blessing Not Burden | November 01, 2017
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It’s #Faith4Dream week!

We are speaking, praying, sharing, and advocating for the Dream Act this week; part of a nation-wide movement of faith communities to raise voices, awareness, and prayers for the critical passage of this law which offers hope and future to young immigrants.

Be part of it!

Speak Out

Our goal is to get 2,000 calls and emails from YOU to members of Congress — the only ones who can enact permanent protections for Dreams — in this week alone. So far, you’ve made 1,685 calls and emails to Congress. Will you help us make 2,000 contacts by the end of the week?

Participate in the action alert yourself, and share it on social media or via email so that everyone who cares about the fate of the Dream Act has a chance to speak their mind.

Share

Are you praying for the Dream Act to pass? Tell us — and your community! Kate, Kelsey, Paola, and Kris have all shared a #Faith4Dream video explaining why they’re praying for the Dreamers, and then tagged three of their friends to do the same. The message is spreading fast, multiplying our prayers and raising awareness about the critical need for the Dream Act. 

Here how you can join:

Record a video of yourself saying:

  1. My name is _____________ and I am from _________________ (city, state). As a Christian, I pray with Dreamers for the Dream Act because_______________.
  2. Post the video to Facebook or Twitter with #Faith4Dream. Make the post public on Facebook, and tag your members of Congress and @crcjustice.
  3. Tag three friends, challenging them to do a #Faith4Dream video, too.

Pray

Use this prayer in your personal devotions or pass it on to your pastor for use in Sunday’s worship. Join the thousands who are praying for Dreamers during #Faith4Dream week!

God of hope, we lift our prayers for young immigrants in this country — the ones who call themselves Dreamers. They are our brothers and sisters, our neighbors and friends, who have dreams and hopes for a future that right now is uncertain. Give them strength, Lord, as they work tirelessly for things that so many of us take for granted. Give them courage, Lord, as they face fears of deportation, of separation from their families, of returning to countries they do not call home. Give them a clear, bold voice, Lord, as they speak truth to those who are in power. And we pray that their message would be heard. Empower our Congress, Lord, to seek to do justice and love mercy — to use their power to help people to flourish. And use us, Lord, your church, to speak and work for justice. Amen.

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