Heavenly Father in whom there is no stranger,
in Your kindness,
watch over all migrants, refugees and asylum seekers,
and all those separated from their loved ones or exiled from their homes.
Help us to show kindness to strangers and those in need,
welcoming them in Your name.
In a special way,
we ask Your protection upon all Christians in the Middle East
and elsewhere who are persecuted and displaced
for their Faith in Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Strengthen them, O Lord, in their courageous witness.
May there be an end to the torture and bloodshed of these our brothers and sisters;
and may they find a home to live in peace and tranquility.
Through the intercession of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph,
we ask this through Christ our Lord.