Jan 9, 2016
PRAYER TO END
Great God we give you thanks that you call us out of silence to name hidden and domestic violence.
Today we pray for all those who despite suffering from violence, continue to care for family and children, to grow and prepare food, carry water, earn a living and offer support to others.
We pray for all who are trafficked as domestic or sex workers; for all who are raped and do not know how to find words to name their pain or a way into the future.
We pray for transformation of our societies which often find it easier to judge the victims of violence than to solve the problems of injustice.
We pray for a transformation in the violent way some act towards and think about each other.
We pray for right and just relations between all and that together we may transform and overcome violence in all its forms and learn to celebrate our diversity and interdependence.
We look forward to the age of peace, when violence is banished, and all are able to love and to be loved, and the work and wealth of our world is justly shared. Amen.