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Day 11 of 16 Days Of Activism against Gender-Based Violence_ HHCJ Cameroon

By December 18, 2023No Comments

Praying For Young people. 

Did you know that one in four young African( Cameroon)  men believe that controlling and violent behaviours are signs of male strength? New research shows that one in three young men and women believe ‘exerting control over someone is not a form of violence’. Also, more than a quarter of young people consider male verbal harassment and pressuring females for sex to be normal practices.

Peace be with you 

As we light the eleventh candle today we pray for Young people.

Here are the prayers for today 👇👇👇.

 *In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit Amen* 

Lord, fill young people with your vision for loving, healthy relationships based on service and kindness. Give young people strong role models to help develop character. Help churches and youth groups offer real support and community to young people. Please grant wisdom to policy makers and educators as they deliver respectful relationship programs in schools. And may your love transform and your life-giving Spirit empower emerging generations to challenge stereotyped beliefs, to value one another, and to live holy and loving lives. Amen.

Lord’s Prayer for Domestic and Family Violence

Our Father in heaven,

you are a good Father, who loves to give good gifts and who cares for us. 

Hallowed be your name.

May you be known as a God of justice and mercy and compassion and truth, by victims and perpetrators of domestic and family violence.

Your kingdom come.

Bring the full resources of the kingdom for victims and perpetrators of domestic and family violence. Your kingdom upends oppressive powers and exalts the humble and low, brings healing to the wounded, and goes beyond outward appearance and reaches to the heart. Your kingdom brings together people of every culture, tongue and tribe in equality and grace and hope.

Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

We trust in your perfect will. Because you are completely good, we trust in the goodness of your will.

Give us this day our daily bread.

Father we have many needs. Please give us the support we need to escape situations of violence. Please give us the compassion and wisdom to be supporters. Please give us hope through your gospel.

Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

God we ask for your forgiveness over our complicity, our apathy or our involvement in domestic and family violence. God please give us grace to forgive.

Lead us not into temptation.

We are tempted to give up, or despair. Lead us away from that, into perseverance and hope. We are tempted to maintain cultures and habits which oppress and control. Lead us away from that, into respect and freedom.

Deliver us from Evil.

You have conquered all evil – all that is wrong within us, and without. There is no power that can stand against you. Please give freedom, healing and protection to all who need it.

Amen

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