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.