Gracious God, you love and care for all of your children, especially the smallest and most vulnerable.

We entrust to you the lives of children and adults at risk who have been sexually abused, and whose trust and innocence have been destroyed.

Help us to hear their cries of pain and to take
responsibility for those whose lives have been

Help us to recognise the hurt felt by those
wounded by abuse, and the failure to be heard.

We pray that with the help of your grace
communites and families will find understanding and support, so that now and in the future their wounds may be healed and they may find lastng peace.

Let your grace and love fall gently now upon our children, giving them the inner strength, peace and resilience to seek out assistance when required.

We ask this prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever.