Monthly Prayer Page: January

Welcome to the Jesuit Missions Monthly Prayer Page. Here you will find topical prayers and different prayer styles to help broaden and deepen your prayer life in the tradition of Ignatian spirituality

Jesuit Refugee Service

The mission of Jesuit Refugee Service is to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. 

JRS Malawi Dzaleka Camp, 2010
Photo: JRS

To accompany means to be a companion. We are companions of Jesus, so we wish to be companions of those with whom he preferred to be associated, the poor and the outcast. JRS services are made available to refugees and displaced persons regardless of their race, ethnic origin, or religious beliefs. JRS advocates for just and generous policies and programs for the benefit of victims of forced displacement, so that those made vulnerable by exile can receive support and protection and durable solution to their plight can be achieved.

Let us pray:

Almighty and merciful God,

whose Son became a refugee

and had no place to call his own;

look with mercy on those who today are fleeing from danger,

those who are homeless and hungry.

Bless those who work to bring them relief;

inspire generosity and compassion in all our hearts;

and guide the nations of the world towards that day

when all will rejoice in your Kingdom of justice and peace;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

(A Prayer for Refugees: invitationtoprayer.org)

Final words of wisdom:

My secret is quite simple: I pray. And through my prayer I become one with the love of Christ and see that praying is loving Him, that praying is living with Him, and that means making His words come true… For me, praying means being one with the will of Jesus twenty-four hours a day, living for Him, through Him and with Him. (St Teresa of Calcutta)

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We have a PDF version of this month’s prayer available for download here. January Prayer