O God, you bring
hope out of emptiness,
energy out of fear,
new life out of grief and loss;

Comfort all who have lost their homes
through persecution, war, exile,
or deliberate destruction.

Give them security,
a place to live,
and neighbors they trust
to be, with them,
a new sign of peace to the world.

Janet Morley in The Book of A Thousand Prayers by Angela Ashwin