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.