They have no need of our help

So do not tell me

These haggard faces could belong to you or me 

Should life have dealt a different hand

We need to see them for who they really are

Chancers and scroungers

Layabouts and loungers

With bombs up their sleeves

Cut-throats and thieves

They are not

Welcome here

We should make them 

Go back to where they came from

They cannot 

Share our food

Share our homes

Share our countries

Instead let us 

Build a wall to keep them out

It is not okay to say 

These are people just like us

A place should only belong to those who are born here

Do not be so stupid to think that

The world can be looked at another way 


Deuteronomy 10: 17 - 19  

"For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes.  He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing.  And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt" 

We know You, Heavenly Father, as a loving God. We thank you for Your love for all people. We pray that we will learn more and more to share that love with others. 

We pray for Your help in guiding our thoughts and actions as we prepare for making the application for a family to come and live in Ashtead. Help us to have the wisdom and discernment we need.

We pray for the refugees still in Syria. We pray for peace in that country so that the people who live there can remain in the place they call home.

We ask these things in and through the name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, Amen.