There are so many who wander, without family, without home, without purpose or dreams or name.
But you, who knit each of us together in the womb,
are Father to the fatherless.
In you, the orphan, the lonely child, finds comfort, peace, belonging.
Father in Heaven, you draw the little children to your side.
You call each one by name.
You alone can give them all they need.
We pray that we will not forget the forgotten.
Or ignore the lonely.
Or shut our ears to the quiet cries.
Bring hope through us today.
(Larissa Peters, Catholic Relief Services)