We pray for those at this time

We pray for those at this time
whose nation and place and culture
can no longer sustain them:
when war destroys all that's familiar;
when hatred between clans and races
cause people to leave home and district;
when the greed of others
despoils the fields and the forests
and removes their livelihood.
So many, O Lord, roam the world,
seeking a place to rest.
We pray that frontiers will be opened,
and welcome may be offered
and that the generosity of nations will continue
in spite of the scale of the need