Monday, June 6, 2016

PRAYER READ AT THE MASSES FOR VICTIMS OF ABUSE

Thank you to the priests who did the priestly thing.

Prayer For Healing Victims Of Abuse

God of endless love,
ever caring, ever strong,
always present, always just:
You gave your only Son
to save us by the blood of his cross.

Gentle Jesus, shepherd of peace,
join to your own suffering
the pain of all who have been hurt
in body, mind, and spirit
by those who betrayed the trust placed in them.

Hear our cries as we agonize
over the harm done to our brothers and sisters.
Breathe wisdom into our prayers,
soothe restless hearts with hope,
steady shaken spirits with faith:
Show us the way to justice and wholeness,
enlightened by truth and enfolded in your mercy.

Holy Spirit, comforter of hearts,
heal your people’s wounds
and transform our brokenness.
Grant us courage and wisdom, humility and grace,
so that we may act with justice
and find peace in you.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

6 comments:

  1. Maybe this prayer can be prayed at every mass. This is not just for victims of abuse but also for those who abuse. "Grant us courage and wisdom, humility and grace, so that we may act with justice and find peace in You.

    It is also a prayer we can add to our own daily prayers.

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    1. Excellent idea, Ebet. It would make a wonderful substitute for the ridiculous jubilee prayer we are forced to endure.

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    2. Mary Lou Garcia-PeredaJune 6, 2016 at 1:01 PM

      Actually since the insertion of the jubilee prayer (aka jollibee prayer) into the Mass is a violation of the GIRM, this Prayer for the Healing of Victims could be prayed before Mass begins OR immediately after the dismissal and before the recessional song begins.

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  2. What a beautiful prayer. Has a lot of love, hope,faith based oin God's compassion. I prayed it at my desk as I read it, adding the Lord's prayer and an appeal to our Lady to pray for us sinners. . .

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    1. Certainly more heartfelt and beautiful that the gobblegook of that fake Jubilee prayer.

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  3. This prayer was taken from the USCCB.ORG website.

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