Glasgow the Welcoming City 2015
The City Chambers Sunday June 14th at 3.00 All welcome
The Lord Provost, the Archbishop, the Moderator of Glasgow Presbytery, City
and church representatives gather with piper, and harpist, Salvation army Band
and small Ensemble, with the St Mungo Singers and the Southside Fiddlers and
This year we acknowledge the efforts being made by Glasgow as a city to be welcoming, and we pray for those whose lives are affected by violence and war,
and we remember the migrants on the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean.
A Prayer For Migrants
Let us pray
Father of compassion,
the word traffic suggests to us the bustle of anonymous vehicles hurrying on their way. But now we have learned a new use of it: the shuffling of desperate and fearful people on to the terrors of the sea. Human Traffic – the term is cold – uncaring.
They have no names, no identity, no history – but will this trafficking mean no future too?
Forgive us, Lord, we know not what to do. We stand idle spectators while the tide of desperation rolls on. So we pray now, show us the way. Reveal to us how to understand, and then how to care and then give us the will and the means to do it.
To the end.
In Jesus’ name we ask it.