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Join us in prayer as we consider refugee homelessness with these special reflections prepared in collaboration with Jesuit Refugee Service and Christian Life Community.

Opening your door to a stranger is daring and a very radical way of being human. At the same time, helping someone in such great need is rewarding and enriching.

This Prayer Resource Pack invites you to take a journey of hospitality alongside hosts and guests with Jesuit Refugee Service, to see the courage and dignity of asylum seekers who experience destitution and homelessness in the UK. Stories or passages of scripture are suggested alongside questions and prayers in the Ignatian tradition.

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Introduction

The Introduction to our At Home reflections has a brief introduction to the work of JRS and outlines some of the practicalities of the retreat.

Stillness Exercises

For use by individuals:

For use by groups:

 

Examen

For the end of each session:

Session 1

Reflection on 1 Kings 17:8-16

Session 2

Reflection on Luke 19:5-6, Acts 16:15, and Acts 28:1-2

Session 3

Reflection on Luke 10:25-37

Session 4

Reflection on Luke 14:12-14

Session 4

Reflection on Luke 14:12-14

Session 5

Reflection on 1 John 3:16-17 and Isaiah 58:6-10

Session 6

Reflection on Luke 24:34-36

Session 7

Reflection on 1 Kings 18:1-8 and the reflection of a participant in the Men for Men Group

Conclusion

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If you have any feedback on these reflections that you'd like us to consider when we plan our next retreat or other reflections, please email us.




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Music Details

Introduction, Stillness Exercises, Examen and Conclusion

Joanne Boyce sings You are my hands from Earth Calling Heaven. © Copyright CJM Music, used with permission. 

Andrew Ross and Aidan Pepper I have No Hands but Yours from Every Secret Longing. © Copyright CJM Music, used with permission. 

Session 1

Eric Nordhoff plays Grace and Peace from Quietime: Prayer. © Copyright Eric Nordhoff, used with permission. 

Session 2

Interludio Presence from Il Giorno del Signore © Copyright Communita di Bose, used with permission. 

Session 3

Steve Sensenig plays Breath from Ivory Worship © Copyright Steve Sensenig, used with permission. 

Session 4

Lachrimae Antiquae by John Dowland from Lachrimae, played by The Parley of Instruments Renaissance Violin Consort, directed by Peter Holman. Copyright © Hyperion Records.  Used with permission.

Session 5

Eric Nordhoff plays Prayer for Healing from Quietime: Prayer. © Copyright Eric Nordhoff, used with permission. 

Session 6

The community of Taizé play The Kingdom of God is Justice and Peace © Copyright Taizé, used with permission. 

Session 7 

Karen Money plays Sanctuary from Secret Things © Copyright Karen Money, used with permission.