Monday, February 8, 2016

Prayer for Jane Holl Lute as she helps victims of sexual abuse

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Lord, we pray for Jane Holl Lute, as she accepted the mantle today of a United Nations special coordinator for improving the UN’s response to allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers. Lord, what a sad irony—for peacekeepers to sexually abuse and exploit those they are appointed to protect! Our hearts are saddened by this tremendous abuse of power and breach of trust. Lord, help Ms. Lute as she seeks to better align the UN’s peacekeeping and human rights systems. We ask for accountability for those who commit these crimes. We ask for swift response on behalf of the victims. We pray for healing for the individuals and people groups who have been damaged in multiple ways through these abuses. We pray also for protection against any false accusations. May truth and justice occur for all involved. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.

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