Several Oklahoma City metro area churches were represented Thursday at a prayer service aimed at lifting up the plight of immigrants.
About 300 people attended the Interfaith Prayer Service for Immigration hosted by Voices Organized in Civic Engagement, or VOICE, at Little Flower Catholic Church, 1125 S Walker.
Clergy leaders shared Scripture readings, prayers, poetry and other writings that described the church's responsibility to aid immigrants who seek a better life in America. The presentations were alternately shared in English and Spanish.
The Rev. Tim Luschen, pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, read an excerpt from a United States Conference of Catholic Bishops document titled “Strangers No Longer, Together on the Journey of Hope.”
The Rev. Deborah Ingraham, pastor of Epworth United Methodist Church, gave the homily.
The choir from Divine Wisdom Worship Center in Midwest City sang “We've Come This Far By Faith.”
Other churches represented included Mayflower Congregational UCC Church, First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City, Holy Temple Baptist Church, and Holy Angels Catholic Church, as well as a nonprofit, the Latino Community Development Agency.