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Day 4 of 16 Days Of Activism against Gender_ Based Violence ( HHCJ Cameroon)

By December 8, 2023No Comments

 

For the peaceful repose of all those whom domestic violence has cost them their lives.

A woman in Cameroon (Africa) is more likely to be killed in her own home by her male partner than anywhere else or by anyone else. On average, one woman is killed every week as a result of intimate partner violence.

Peace be with you, 🙏

Today as we light the fourth candle, we pray for all those who have died as a result of domestic violence.

Here are the prayers for today:

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

God, we grieve for those who have had their lives taken by violence. We grieve for what was taken from them and for what the world is losing in their deaths. We especially pray for their families and friends. God, we know you are near to the broken-hearted, and you save the crushed in spirit. May friends and family of these victims know your nearness and your salvation, and find comfort and hope in you.

God of justice, we ask that you will bring justice to victims and perpetrators, to those who have lost and those who have taken. We trust in your perfect justice. 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 that oppress and control. Lead us away from that, into respect and freedom.

And 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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