Our Father in Heaven,
We know the heart of a child can be broken by so many things: condemnation, grief, failure, betrayal, and especially sexual assault. Jesus, we ask you to comfort and restore the innocent children, as you promised in Matthew 5:4: "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."
For those wounded through sexual abuse, we pray for healing of their spirits, emotions, memories, bodies, minds and sexuality. We ask that You would cleanse and wash their memories of the horrors they have endured. We pray that You would comfort them and give them peace. We pray, Father, that you would surround them with wise counsellors and friends who will help them walk out their journeys of healing. We pray that You would give them courage to speak out about the things that have been done to them. Father we pray for the children, that they would be given wisdom to know who to tell about their abuse. We pray that You would remove the feelings of powerlessness and the fear of the threats that have been told to them to keep them silent. We pray that these victims and survivors will be freed of shame, guilt and hatred, and that you would restore complete wholeness to their body, minds and emotions.
“I have come to heal the brokenhearted and to set at liberty those who are bruised”
We thank you for your promise that, “whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours” (Mark 11:24). We pray this promise for those who have suffered sexual abuse – that You will give them freedom from the emotional, mental, spiritual, and in some cases physical scars, inflicted on them by sexual predators.
We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ.
Our Father in Heaven
we pray for those who sexually abuse children. We pray you would work in the hearts of the perpetrators and convict them of their sin, and awaken their conscience to the devastating harm their actions are causing in children’s lives. We pray, Father that you would expose their deeds, and that they would be prevented from causing further harm.
Jesus said “woe to him through whom offences come. It would better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones” LK 17:1-2.
But Jesus is also the great Liberator and Healer for all who repent and cry out to Him for the power to change. He promised, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (Jn. 8:32).
For perpetrators who suffered abuse as children, we pray for healing and restoration. Father we pray you would free them from their anger, shame and bondage, and show them your path to wholeness.
In Jesus name, we pray.