Please pray for all abused children


#1

I was sitting here and suddenly became overwhelmingly upset over the fact that I have two little baby nieces I will never see.

I have a brother, whom I have not seen since I was 6 years old. I was adopted by my maternal grandparents because I was abused severely as a toddler/young child by my biological father. My brother, 11 months older than me, was not being abused, that anyone could tell, at that time and my biological parents wanted him so my grandparents, at the time, didn’t want to go through that battle for fear of losing us both. So, my brother was raised mainly by his father, our mother left when he was 11.

Now, my brother is 22 and has two children. I contacted him through the internet 2 years ago, out of curiosity, and found out he is just like our father. Long arrest record, full of violence, mainly towards his girlfriend.

I hate that he has turned into such a monster. And I fear greatly for my little nieces lives. I wish there was something I could do to protect them. But the short conversations with my brother and biological father online, they have both made comments about my appearance, going on and on about how pretty I am, so I fear for myself to ever attempt to go near them for any reason.

I just feel so awful that there is nothing I can do to help these children. Sure, there’s no proof they are being abused, or will be, but its highly doubtful they won’t be IMO. I want to do something, but there isn’t much I can do! We’re states away from each other.

So I thought I could at least ask all of you to please pray for these little girls. And for all children who are being hurt. May God protect them as He did me.


#2

I will pray for them and you. Abuse is abuse, whether physical, spiritual, or emotional. Contact your priest and talk to him. He may be able to help you through your own fear. :love:


#3

You are in my prayers…and so are all abused children. I always feel so helpless when I hear these stories…but, prayer is something I can offer…I pray for the rescue of all children in these terrible circumstances…and that the Holy Spirit penetrates the hearts of these abusers, so the abuse cycle will end.


#4

Praying for them…

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee, Blessed art Thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.Amen


#5

praying…


#6

:gopray: :gopray:


#7

Prayers, especially to St Dymphna, whose father tried to abuse her.


#8

I too am close to a situation where my niece and nephew are abused of emotionally and verbally more than physically, but physical abuse has occurred as well. I can totally understand your frustration. I will keep your nieces in my prayers with my niece and nephew and all children who are abused. It is so sad and heartbreaking that this continues in our world today. Anger, I feel is the source of much abuse. I will keep you in prayer also for I do understand the suffering of loving someone and not being able to do anything to protect them.


#9

Saint Germaine Cousin, watch over those children who suffer abuse as you did. Help us to give them the love and protection you only got from God. Give us the courage to speak out against abuse when we know of it. Help us to forgive those who abuse the way you did, without sacrificing the lives of the children who need help. Amen


#10

Prayers.


#11

Praying for your nieces safety. May your family be healed by God’s love.

May all God’s children be protected and prayers to you for caring and getting through all this with faith intact.


#12

Child abuse just makes me so angry, your nieces are in my prayers!


#13

I will pray.


#14

Thank you all very much


#15

I will too.


#16

I am praying for your nieces and all abused children. This makes me angry too.


#17

:gopray: :gopray2: :crossrc:


#18

Prayers being said…:gopray:

God Bless

:heart:Blyss


#19

:byzsoc:Prayers being said!:byzsoc:


#20

I will pray.:gopray2:


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