Loving God, may we experience your presence
among us as the God of peace,
as healer, as comforter and as One who desires and calls your church
to be a sanctuary for those whose lives are affected by abuse.
Show us the path to be a caring church and fill us with your healing power.
This is our prayer in the name of Jesus Christ who knows the pain of violence. Amen.
Adapted from Lord, Hear Our Prayers, MCC Domestic Violence Worship Resources.