Praying for the Mental Health and Stability of Children in Domestic Violence Environments
Today, our prayers are dedicated to the mental health and stability of children who endure violence within their families and communities.
“One in four children and young people in Cameroon are exposed to violence against their mothers, creating an atmosphere of fear and distress. Evidence shows that children in such environments not only witness domestic violence but truly experience it, enduring physical and emotional trauma. Peace be with you. 🙏”
As we light the Tenth Candle today, our prayers extend to the well-being of children who have experienced violence. Here are the prayers for today:
Prayers for Today:
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
“God our Father, we cry out to you on behalf of children who witness and experience domestic and family violence. We ask for intervention and safety. Help us recognize at-risk children in our communities and place wise and skilled individuals in their lives—counselors, social workers, youth workers, teachers, and pastors—who can provide strength and support through their fear and distress. May you draw close to these children, comforting them, healing their wounds, and freeing them from fear. Amen.”
Lord’s Prayer for Domestic and Family Violence:
Our Father in heaven,
You are a good Father, known for justice, mercy, compassion, and truth. May victims and perpetrators of domestic and family violence recognize your divine attributes.
Your kingdom come.
Bring the full resources of your kingdom to those affected, upending oppressive powers and bringing healing beyond outward appearances.
Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
We trust in your perfect will, seeking daily support, compassion, and wisdom. Provide sustenance to escape violence and instill hope through your gospel.
Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Grant forgiveness for complicity, apathy, or involvement in domestic and family violence. Bestow grace to forgive others.
Lead us not into temptation.
Guide us away from despair and the temptation to perpetuate oppressive cultures and habits. Lead us toward respect and freedom.
And deliver us from evil.
Conquer all evil within and around us, granting freedom, healing, and protection to those in need.