Please pray for all the victims of sex abuse

One of the other threads here reminded me of another category of abused persons – those victimized by clergy or Church personnel (including laity – teachers, coaches, etc). I can only imagine the pain and suffering, so please pray daily for the victims.

Many Catholics are understandably weary of the topic, but I would counter that the victims could stand to hear more empathy from us rank-and-file. I would love to hear the victims’ perspectives, if any choose to offer them here.

I choose not to be defensive about this topic (the press disproportionately targeting the Church, etc.-- it’s something we can offer up in reparation).


Not just those abused by clergy but all those who are victims of abuse:

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be


I moved your thread to prayer intentions for our prayer warriors to followup. :pray::rose:

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I pray that the Lord brings restoration and hope into their lives. Amen.


For all victims of sexual abuse
Dear Lord Jesus
Place your healing touch on victims of sexual abuse. Whether incest from a family member or other trusted adult
Please remove any guilt from thier soul.
I ask this though You Lord Jesus, Mary Immaculata and the Saints.

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Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among 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.


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Saint Michael, the archangel, defend us in battle, be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil, may God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do you, O’ Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God thrust into Hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.


Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.


Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.


Prayer for a Miracle

God of all creation, you who spoke a simple command and brought forth light from
the darkness, I ask you now to send forth your miracle-working power to heal All the victims of sexual abuse. You cleansed the lepers, opened the eyes of the blind and by
speaking a simple command, you empowered the crippled to rise up and walk.
You sent forth your life-giving power to all those in need, including those you raised from
the dead. I ask you to send forth your healing power into All the victims of sexual abuse’s body and give him the strength to fight his illness. I ask this through my Lord, Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Prayer of Healing for Victims of Abuse

Praise to You, Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ,
source of all consolation and hope. By Your
Son’s dying and rising, He is our light in every
darkness, our strength in every weakness.

Be the refuge and guardian of all who suffer
from abuse and violence. Comfort them and
heal their wounds of body, soul, and spirit.
Rescue them from bitterness and shame
and refresh them with Your love.

Heal the brokenness in all victims of abuse
and revive the spirits of all who lament this sin.
Help us to follow Jesus in drawing good from
evil, life from death. Make us one with You in
Your love for justice as we deepen our respect
for the dignity of every human life.

Giver of Peace make us one in celebrating
Your praise, both now and forever. Through
Christ Our Lord, amen.

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