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Prayer for Healing

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 prayer,
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.

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Blue Sunday Prayer

National Blue Sunday is April 27, 2008

Blue Sunday is a national child abuse prevention initiative whose mission is to inspire others to create their own child abuse prevention efforts.  If everyone did a little, we would see BIG results for children.  Churches and families across the nation will take time in their mroning servie to prayer for victims of child abuse and those that rescue them. 

Blue Sunday Prayer

Lord, thank you for our children
For them we kneel and pray.

Help us teach them of your kindness
Of mercy and your way.

Help us show them of your love,
Your strength and safety, too.

Help us show them who you are.
Help us treat them like you do.

A Prayer for Healing Victims of Abuse

Other Prayers

Lord Jesus Christ,
You loved children so much that you said:
“Whoever welcomes a child welcomes me.”
Hear our prayers this day for children here and  around the world.
Help all of us to treat one another with love and respect.
We ask this in your name, Jesus Christ.   Amen

Source:  Archdiocese of Chicago


Lord Jesus Christ,
Protect all children with your enduring love.
Keep them safe and make them a blessing to all.
Give them strength to hold their faith in you.
Keep their joy and trust alive.
Grant us the grace to protect and nourish the innocent.
Preserve our nation to be chaste and pure in love.
Enable us to life in harmony with one another according to the spirit of Christ.  Amen

Source:  Archdiocese of Chicago


Lord Jesus Christ,
You loved children so much that you said:
"Whoever welcomes a child welcomes me."
Hear our prayers this day for the children entrusted to our care.
Help us that we may guide them to maturity, teach them to be fervent in charity, and point them to the hope of reaching your kingdom,
Where you live and reign forever and ever.   Amen.

Source:  Archdiocese of Chicago