Step 1: Pray


Close your eyes. Remember a time when you felt like a stranger somewhere. How did you feel: Afraid? Uncomfortable? Sad? What else? 

Now bring these feelings to God as we pray together:

Compassionate God,

Thank you for loving each one of us.

Whenever we feel unwelcome, help us remember that you love and accept us for who we are.

When we see someone treated as a stranger because of where they come from, the color of their skin, or the language they speak, inspire us to show them the same love that you show to us.