Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Prayer in response to report of extensive sexual abuse within French Catholic church

Lord God, we are overwhelmed by both grief and gratitude as the major investigation released Tuesday revealed the horrific extent of the sexual abuse problem within the French Catholic church. First, we thank you for truth coming out, as well as those who diligently and righteously pursued it. We celebrate the courage of those survivors who were willing and able to share. We are thankful that the commission was established by Catholic bishops in France and worked independently from the church these past several years. Next, Lord, we lament the more than 200,000 children whose abuse over the past 70 years has been uncovered! So many lives! So much brokenness! Lord, we ask for your supernatural intervention as the healing, restoration, redemption, and remuneration process proceeds. May the church’s promise to act come to the most beautiful fruition possible for these circumstances. May pedophiles be removed from all positions of influence and may the scourge of abuse within the global Catholic church continue to be corrected. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen. Source: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/report-finds-216000-children-were-victims-french-clergy-sex-abuse-since-1950-2021-10-05/

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