7 Strong Prayers for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Deuteronomy 27:19
Dear Lord, I pray for those who have fled their country due to being in danger of war, persecution, or natural disaster. I pray that they are welcomed into the land that they go to for refuge. I pray that they are shown love as anyone who withholds justice from the foreigner is cursed! Let the hearts of people be softened so that they can extend Godly love to those who need it and may not have experienced it before, Amen.

Exodus 23:9
God of Love, I pray that You fill Your people’s hearts with even more compassion. I pray that the refugees and asylum seekers are not oppressed by those around them. I pray that people do not oppress the foreigners because we all know how it feels to be a foreigner or someone who does not neatly fit in their environment. Let Your people’s hearts be filled with empathy, let those seeking refuge be blessed, Amen.

Galatians 3:28
Holy God, I thank You for who You are, and I thank You for the way that You see things. Your word says that there is no distinction regarding salvation; neither Jew, nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for we are all one in Christ Jesus. I thank You because You do not see one as more important than the other, no one can claim spiritual superiority. I pray that we see things like You, let us love all, Amen.

Hebrews 13:2
Righteous God, I pray for those who have fled their native country for their own safety, fill them with Your divine strength. I pray that the refugees and asylum seekers are shown good hospitality wherever they arrive because it is so important to show generosity to strangers. In doing so, some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. I pray that Your countenance always shines on them so that they feel blessed wherever they go, Amen.

Deuteronomy 10:18
Gracious Lord, I thank You for who You are, the Great Defender! You see the current situation of the refugees and asylum seekers and You love them so much that Your word declares that You will give them food and clothing. I declare that the refugees and asylum seekers will be blessed and taken care of because You are Jehovah Jireh – their provider. I place them in Your hands and thank You for keeping them, Amen.

James 1:27
God of Heaven, pure and unblemished religion (expressed via outward acts) in Your eyes is to visit and look after the fatherless and the widows in their distress. You have called Your people to care for those on earth who need it, so Father I pray that Your people remember this when they encounter the refugees and the asylum seekers. Let their hearts be filled with love so that they can provide the necessary aid to those in distress, Amen.

Leviticus 24:22
Heavenly Father, You told Your people in Leviticus that they were to have one law for both the native and the foreigner because You are the Lord their God. I pray that we realise that the greatest law that we should abide by is to love and honour You and Your people. I pray that when the asylum seekers and refugees seek shelter, they are not oppressed by the unfair, loveless laws of the land that they encounter. I pray that those welcoming them embrace them and honour You, Amen.

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