Jun 07

For Victims and Offenders, A Prayer

God Almighty,

 

Have mercy on creatures made in your Image

who are abused, raped, tortured, murdered

by those also created in your Image.

 

Jesus was flogged beyond recognition.

By lashes and bruises that crushed him,

and thorns pressed into his skull,

he healed us.

 

Let each of the tormented find refuge

in the raw wounds of your only begotten Son.

And let your mercy extend to the victimizers,

for you desire all to know salvation freedom.

 

In the depths of our being,

we all yearn for Christmas Joy

and Easter Love .

Let us pray that each one

created in the Image of God

seeks Truth, that alone can fill the void.

It is then we shall live in harmony

with Resurrection Hope.

 

Amen.

 

Christ crucified

By His stripes we are                    healed.

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