I’m not sure the best way to put this, so I’m just going to come out and say it. A friend of mine has brought to my attention that a married friend of hers was raped, and has become pregnant. She and her husband have decided to keep the baby, but as they are very obviously not the same race as the attacker, it’s going to make life difficult for all involved but the one who caused these hardships. Pray for her, for the child, and for her husband.
You were conceived without sin. Grant thy tender loving mercies to this family. Keep Your hand upon them, open them to the love that you share with the world. Lord we pray for this young mother-to be that you, the world’s physician, will keep her healthy in mind, body and spirit. Lord, we pray for the child, that you smooth the rough road that will come. You whose birth sounded the trumpet of a new beginning, grant that this child’s birth may be a cause of joy. Sweet Jesus, we pray for the husband. Grant him the wisdom to raise this child as his own as Your own adopted father raised You. And Lord, we pray for the last party in this event. May You come upon him in grace and mercy to open his eyes to the pain his actions have caused. May his ignorance and sin fall from his eyes like scales, and may the scope of what he has done lead him to You.