Advertisement

Good Days…Bad Days With Maureen Pratt

Good Days…Bad Days With Maureen Pratt

Prayer: National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  This horrible scourge affects people at all levels of society and, although women are most often the victims of domestic violence, many children and men suffer, too.  Here is a prayer to accompany this month’s events – and to carry forward into the weeks and months ahead, our petition for peace for each person living in fear and pain:

 

Image courtesy of Pat138241/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Advertisement

Lord, this day and night, there are people living in fear and pain.

Children, women and, yes, men, too, for whom home is not a place of peace, but of terrible violence.

Bring your strenth to all victims of domestic abuse.

Help them find the inner courage to reach out, call for help, and find a place where they can begin to heal.

Help us, too, to be instruments of your peace and to assist the victims with finding safety and hope for a better future.

Lord, may your protective love enfold all who suffer and bring them through these dark days and nights.

From now on, may your light outshine any doubt, despair, or hurt. And bring these dear ones through their trials to the kindness and goodness they justly deserve.

In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

 

Blessings for the day,

Maureen

 

Advertisement
Comments Post the First Comment »
post a comment

Comments are closed.



Previous Posts

Chronic Illness and Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day reminds me of a particular February 14, a snowstorm, and an unexpected revelation. My grandmother had passed, and I was trying to get to her funeral in Chicago. I made it as far as St. Louis when a wicked deep-winter storm ...

posted 7:35:41pm Feb. 13, 2016 | read full post »

Lent and Food: Giving Up, Adding On
I do not know anyone who does not like to eat. And, along with the physical activity of chowing down, we all have our ...

posted 7:20:22pm Feb. 11, 2016 | read full post »

On This Ash Wednesday
Lent begins again, so quickly! Seems like we just celebrated Christmas, with all the joy and light, and are now ...

posted 7:09:34pm Feb. 10, 2016 | read full post »

Being Good to Your Heart
It's Heart Health month, and no time like the present to think about being good to your heart, inside and out. Of course, ...

posted 7:00:36pm Feb. 09, 2016 | read full post »

Chronic Illness: In Advance
The tests I mentioned in an earlier post went very well, and I'm "out the other side" of that particular challenge! And one of the things that helped bring about smooth sailing was what I did in advance of even going out the front door. In my ...

posted 6:46:52pm Feb. 08, 2016 | read full post »

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.