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Migrant Workers Day - December 18, 2021

Harnessing the potential of human mobility

On December 18th, 2021, the world will observe the United Nations' International Migrants Day. This event celebrates the courageous spirit of the 272 million migrants across the world who have overcome adversity to seek out a better life for themselves and their families. As the world grows increasingly interconnected it is vital to recognize the importance of collaboration and cooperation between nations, and to engage in the open dialogue that makes this process possible.

Who are migrants?

The United Nations classifies migrants as persons who move away from their place of usual residence, whether within a country or across an international border, temporarily or permanently, and for a variety of reasons. This definition can include persons who have moved for work, international students, and those who must move out of necessity rather than choice, among others.

Learn more

The Migrant Rights Network is taking action across the country to build a people’s movement for full immigration status for all.

Prayer of Migrant Workers

Dear Lord,

source of hope and our salvation, guide me as I travel,

lead me on the right path, and never let me depart from You.

Grant me a safe journey from the home I leave behind to my destination.

May I find true friends as well as a decent and rewarding job.

May I enjoy the beauty of the place

and may I appreciate the grandeur of Your creation.

Watch over me and leave me safely back to home.

Keep me away from harm and danger.

Spare me from embarrassment and humiliation.

Deliver me from scandal and shame.

Watch over those whom I leave behind.

Protect my family and loved ones while I am away.

Keep us always safe in the palm of Your hands.

Watch over all of us though we live far apart.

With Your grace and blessing,

may we see each other in the future:

to enjoy once again each other’s company;

to listen to our own life stories;

and to accompany one another on the road that leads to You.

In Jesus’ name.


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