Prayers

 

Prayers for those suffering abuse

Loving God,

whose son was both victim and victor,

the cry to you for those who suffer abuse,

be with them in confusion and pain.

Heal the wounds of body and mind;

break open the prisons of fear self doubt and despair;

and strengthen them to face fear future with faith, hope and courage.

Reach out to them with your love,

that they may be made whole in body, mind and spirit,

through the healing touch of the suffering Christ. Amen

 

God, our redeemer and sustainer,

we pray for survivors of violence, abuse and neglect.

Give your power to the powerless,

your fullness to the empty of spirit.

Heal their wounds, free them from fear,

and restore them to true health.

Grant this through Jesus Christ,

the crucified and risen Saviour

who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Prayers for those who abuse

Judge of all the earth,

God of justice,

we bring before you all who abuse others.

Turn the hearts of the violent from the way of evil.

Fill them with a hatred of the damage they do,

so bringing them to true repentance

and amendment of their lives.

for Jesus christ's sake. Amen.

 

Prayers from the Occasional Prayers section of A Prayer Book for Australia. Broughton Books. 1992.