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Prayers addressing Sexual Abuse - CORPORATE WORSHIP

Sexual abuse is a complex life experience, not a disorder or diagnosis (Putnam, 2003) The impact of child abuse does not end when the abuse stops and the long-term effects can interfere with day-to-day functioning. However, “while it is difficult and often painful to work towards recovery from childhood abuse, healing is possible when survivors have access to a support network that can provide them with nurturance, assistance, and appropriate levels of care.”

http://www.thehealingplace.info/adult-survivors-of-childhood-sexual-abuse/

Statistics about sexual assault:

http://www.casa.org.au/casa_pdf.php?document=statistics

A PRAYER FOR THE ROYAL COMMISSION (2013)

God of hope, we pray for the work of the Royal Commission
into institutional responses to child sexual abuse.
Give compassion to the Commissioners as they listen.
Give courage and healing to those who tell their stories of suffering.
Give true repentance to your Church
as we face our past sins and failures.
Take our anger, grief and despair,
and give us grace to shape a future
where children and other vulnerable people
will be safe to flourish in body, mind and spirit,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

http://www.perth.anglican.org/mission-ministry/liturgy-resources-diocese-of-perth/royal-commission-prayers/

See More Prayers:  http://uca.org.au/royal-commission-prayers/

A Prayer for Healing for Victims and Survivors of Abuse

Praise to you, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 
source of all consolation and hope. 
By your Son's dying and rising He remains our light in every darkness, 
our strength in every weakness.
Be the refuge and guardian of all who suffer from abuse and violence.
Comfort them and send healing for their wounds of body, soul and spirit.
Rescue them from bitterness and shame
and refresh them with your love.
Heal the brokenness in all victims of abuse
and revive the spirits of all who lament this sin.
Help us to follow Jesus in drawing good from evil, life from death.
Make us one with you in your love for justice
as we deepen our respect for the dignity of every human life.
Giver of peace, make us one in celebrating your praise, 
both now and for ever.  Amen.
 + John F. Kinney, Bishop of Saint Cloud, MN

See More Prayers:

http://waterloocatholics.org/prayers-for-healing

http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers-and-devotions/prayers/prayer-for-healing-victims-of-abuse.cfm

http://stoppedophiles.ca/prayer.html

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