#Faith4Dream Week in U.S.
This week, faith communities all over the United States are praying with Dreamers, young undocumented immigrants seeking a permanent status in the country they call home. Church members are calling on Congress to pass the Dream Act of 2017 quickly to ensure the protection of these young people’s lives, education, jobs, and future.
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 the people who are in power—and we pray that their message would be heard. Empower the U.S. 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.