Reader 1: Loving Creator, we come before you with special concern for all who suffer from violence.
Reader 2: For children who are harmed and humiliated by adults, we pray for healing and intervention.
Reader 3: For women who are not safe in their own homes, we pray for healing and courage.
Reader 4: For all people who are treated as commodities by others, we pray for healing and
Reader 5: For people seeking change in institutions only to find retaliation and fear, we pray for
healing and hope.
Reader 6: For all people who suffer the violence of poverty, we pray for healing and positive change.
Reader 7: For women and men, adults and children who suffer rape, molestation or assault, we pray
for healing and justice.
Reader 8: For all people who suffer from war and conflict, we pray for healing and reconciliation.
Reader 9: For all people who suffer from discrimination and hostility by others, we pray for healing and
Reader 10: For all people everywhere who are oppressed and harmed by the sin of violence, we pray
for healing, intervention, courage, empowerment, hope, positive change, justice,
reconciliation and wholeness.
All: May all for whom we pray, experience your compassion and love.
May we all know that you never forget us. Amen.
Adapted from Fire in the Rose.