Dear Father, In your compassion, we seek your protection for refugee children who are often alone and afraid. Provide comfort to those who have seen violence and destruction, who have lost parents, family, friends, home, and all they love because of war or persecution. Comfort them in their sorrow, and be their help in the time of need. Have compassion on unaccompanied migrant children, too, Lord. Reunite them with their families and loved ones. We cannot even imagine what it is like to be strangers in a foreign land as a child! Help those children reach safety. Help us to see how we might reach out to these precious and vulnerable children. Open our hearts to migrant and refugee children, so that we might see in them your own migrant Son. Help us to defend them against those who would do them harm. We pray through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.