One of the most important and impactful ways you can stand with the vulnerable is through prayer. At World Relief DuPage/Aurora we believe that God truly hears our prayers and works to bring hope and healing to the world through those prayers.

Recently, WRDA staff participated in 40 days of prayer for the refugees and immigrants we serve, as well as for local churches, our donors, our volunteers, and our community.

Our theme for these 40 days came from Ephesians 3:14-21. Below are some of the things we prayed for and continue to bring before God. Will you pray with us?

Prayer Requests

  • Pray that our country would remain a safe haven for refugees, and that our government would craft policies that focus on family unity and respect each person’s God-given dignity.

  • Pray that refugees and asylum seekers who are still awaiting reunification with their loved ones would be reunited quickly.

  • Pray that refugees and immigrants who are already living in our communities would experience safety and find support as they rebuild their lives in a place of welcome.

  • Pray for refugee and asylee children as they grow up living in transit and insecurity without adequate access to education, medical care, and carefree play.

  • Pray for asylum seekers who are seeking safety through the southern U.S. border, and for protection and just policies that provide opportunities for asylum appeals to be heard.

  • Pray for God's peace to reign over the earth, especially in places of crisis where people are forced to flee their homes.

Resources

Seeking Refuge: A 7-day devotional on God’s heart for refugees
Discovering and Living God’s Heart for Immigrants: A Guide to Welcoming the Stranger
5 Days of Prayer for Dreamers