24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Child Protection Week Prayer

Gracious God, you love and care for all your children,
Especially the smallest and most vulnerable.
We entrust to you the lives of children and adults at risk , who have been sexually abused, and whose trust and innocence have been destroyed.
Help us to hear the cries of pain and to take responsibility for those whose lives have been broken.
Help us to recognise the hurt felt by those wounded by abuse, and the failure to be heard.
We pray that with the help of your grace communities and families will find understanding and support,
So that now and in the future their wounds may be healed and they may find lasting peace.
Let your grace and love fall gently now upon our children, giving them inner strength, peace and resilience to seek out assistance when required.
We ask this prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen

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