Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Prayer for UK's child abuse inquiry

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Lord, today we pray for the United Kingdom’s first phase of its Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, which is looking at the way organizations have protected children outside the UK. Lord, we know these men and women are only three days into what promises to be a very long, affecting process, and the emotions are already sky-high. Lord, we welcome the revelation of truth. We pray for closure for the older adults who are still haunted by their extensive mistreatment and abuse as children. We pray for healing in their hearts and minds. We pray for them to receive justice, but also to forgive and move forward into peace. We do pray for both British and Australian authorities to rightly handle the information that is coming to light. We pray for churches, non-profits, government agencies, etc., that learn of gross neglect and abuse in their history. May they acknowledge it and seek reconciliation. May they move forward with a strong desire to never allow these things to happen again. And, Lord, that is our prayer: that this process will not only lead to healing, but lead to better protection for children in the years to come. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.

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