Homecoming Prayer

God of welcome and acceptance,
Call me home from the four winds of distraction
Call me home to my own heart.
Welcome me into your peace.

Call me home from a far country
Call me home from darkness and sin
Welcome me into your forgiveness.

Call me home from my place of exile.
Call me home from the Christmas rush
Help me to make my home with you.

Call me home to my faith and my church
Call me home to Bethlehem, to rebirth
Help me to see divinity in a stable.

Give me a heart for the homeless, for the refugee,
Give me a prayer of healing for homes where
there is violence, grief or separation.
Give me a heart of love for those who are afraid
to come home.
Help us all to turn our houses into homes, into
places of welcome and acceptance for God and
one another.