A prayer for Hospitality

Give thanks for the role of the church in welcoming all members of the community and helping them to feel cared for and loved.

Pray for the re-opening of Places of Welcome, coffee mornings and other activities that help reach out to people on the fringes.

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“To combat the rising issue of loneliness and isolation, clergy are keen to set up or re-open Places of Welcome and coffee mornings as soon as possible, with a focus on older people and people who live alone.”

Open-armed God, you host us at your table and bid us welcome others in turn. Open our hands, our eyes and our hearts to the strangers in our midst.

Amen.