Lord, make us bearers of hope ...
Pope Francis concludes his message for the next World Day of Migrants and Refugees with this prayer.
As we mourn with the Ukrainians who have had to leave their country, and all who must leave their homelands in order to live a life corresponding to their human dignity, we pray:
Lord, make us bearers of hope,
so that where there is darkness,
your light may shine,
and where there is discouragement,
confidence in the future may be reborn.
Lord, make us instruments of your justice,
so that where there is exclusion, fraternity may flourish,
and where there is greed, a spirit of sharing may grow.
Lord, make us builders of your Kingdom,
together with migrants and refugees
and with all who dwell on the peripheries.
Lord, let us learn how beautiful it is
to live together as brothers and sisters. Amen.
Rome, Saint John Lateran, 9 May 2022