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Prayer | Prayers Against Domestic Violence and Abuse



Families or individuals who have experienced domestic violence and abuse are in the process of healing both physically and emotionally from multiple traumas of the mind, body, and spirit. Some of these victims are people we don’t know but others, we may know very closely. Unfortunately, too many victims suffer and silent and don’t know who or where to turn to. It’s important that we pray for their healing and restoration, turning to the only One who has the power to make all things new. Jesus said, “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew 5:44). He also said, “Do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you” (Luke 6:27-28). Whether someone persecutes, abuses hate, or curses us, we are called to pray for them. What God is doing with this command is make God a necessary part of enemy love. We are to turn to God when our enemy abuses us. Here are three prayers against domestic violence and abuse, for the victims and the abusers.




Families or individuals who have experienced domestic violence and abuse are in the process of healing both physically and emotionally from multiple traumas of the mind, body, and spirit. Some of these victims are people we don’t know but others, we may know very closely. Unfortunately, too many victims suffer and silent and don’t know who or where to turn to. It’s important that we pray for their healing and restoration, turning to the only One who has the power to make all things new. Jesus said, “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew 5:44). He also said, “Do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you” (Luke 6:27-28). Whether someone persecutes, abuses hate, or curses us, we are called to pray for them. What God is doing with this command is make God a necessary part of enemy love. We are to turn to God when our enemy abuses us. Here are eight prayers against domestic violence and abuse, for the victims and the abusers.




 

O Lord, help us to be strong stewards of all You have entrusted to us. Give us the courage and Your strength to stand against violence inflicted upon Your precious people. In Yahshua's ( Jesus’) name.


 

We know that Jesus was delivered into the hands of the wicked, yet He prayed for His persecutors and overcame hatred with the blood of the cross. It’s important that we stand against violence and pray, not only for peace of mind but also a renewed faith in God’s protection and care. Call on God to keep you aware to the concerns of violence and to inspire those in your community to develop a sense of urgency when it comes to the many needs that surround us. God has the power to protect us all from the violence of others, to keep us safe from the weapons of hate, and to restore to us tranquility and peace.


 

Compassionate God, protect the innocent children who suffer or witness violence and abuse at the hands of the ones they love. Bring them to a safe place where they can begin to heal. Restore their minds to trust and their hearts to love and their spirits to be free. Surround them with your angels. In Yahshua's ( Jesus’) name.


 

It’s important that we pray specifically for the children who have been hurt, abused, neglected, criticized, dominated, betrayed, and abandoned. Psalm 27:10 says, “For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in.” Call on Jesus to help these children feel loved and cared for, in a tangible way. Also pray that these children will not look for love in all the wrong places, in a fruitless attempt to fill a God-sized void. The Holy Spirit has the power to comfort them and deliver them.



 

Loving Savior, touch the hearts of those who abuse others. Heal their thinking, so that they may turn to You and seek Your ways. Help them to know that every human being is a treasure to You. Help them to know that You are a forgiving God and can lead them on a path to new life. In Yahshua's ( Jesus’) name.


 

Our Heavenly Father is a source of consolation and hope and by His son’s dying and rising, He remains our light in every darkness and our strength in every weakness. Call on God to be the refuge and guardian of all who suffer from abuse and violence. Ask that He comforts these victims and sends healing for their wounds of body, soul, and spirit. God has the power to rescue them from bitterness and shame and refresh them with Your love. He can heal their brokenness and revive the spirits of all who lament this sin. In order to call for justice, we must first deepen our respect for the dignity of every human life. Call on the giver of the peace who has the power to restore.




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