Father of the poor, God of love,
you made us all your children;
we praise You and thank You.
Fill us with a sense of justice.
Help us in your work,
to take the side of the lowly,
to defend the newcomer,
to welcome the stranger.
Help us now to befriend the friendless,
protect the refugee children,
and work for the rights of all.
Lord, on our journey,
bring us together in peace, in justice, and in love,
through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, pray for us