Listen to the Children Pray: Lifting Prayer for the Migrant Children at the Border
Thank you to everyone who joined us last Thursday as we demonstrated that the Faith Community stands firmly with immigrant families, refugees and children at the border.
It was a wonderful afternoon filled with prayer ribbons, ritual and singing “Our Children Are Sacred, Our Children Are Beautiful”. We had close to 100 people representing 30 different faith communities and some beautiful children in our midst. The GLIDE Memorial Church children’s choir blessed the vigil singing, “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands,” and Rev. Karen Oliveto, Sr. Pastor of GLIDE taught all of us and the children to say, “Come in! How Can I Help You?”
We were also joined by a recently arrived family member from El Salvador who had just gone through a terrible tragedy and had recently fled to join family members in the Bay Area for safety. See the news coverage below to hear more about their story. Please continue to keep this family in your prayers and consider adopting this Covenant:
Interfaith Covenant with Migrant Children at the Border:
We share with you this prayer given by Rev. Jose Ramos:
Dear Father, Creator, Giver of life and love.
Listen to the plea of your people.
Children on both sides of the border
are looking for justice and protection, O Lord.
Forgive us because we have not received
these little once who are prophesizing in your name.
Change the hearts of the politicians
so that they can listen to the message of these little ones.
In the name of the Lord of Justice and Mercy we pray. Amen
Check out the News Reports & Photos from the event!
NBC Local News: