make your loving presence felt to refugees,
torn from home, family and everything familiar.
Warm, especially, the hearts of the young, the old,
and the most vulnerable among them.
Help them know that you accompany them
as you accompanied Jesus,
Mary, and Joseph in their exile to Egypt.
Lead refugees to a new home and a new hope,
as you led the Holy Family
to their new home in Nazareth.
Open our hearts to receive them
as our sisters and brothers in whose face
we see your son, Jesus.