Day of Prayer for survivors of abuse

Published on February 15, 2024

Day of prayer for survivors of abuse – Friday 16th February 2024

Pope Francis has designated the first Friday in Lent as a day of prayer for the victims of abuse in the global church.  This day affords the  opportunity  to reach out in prayer and  to show solidarity with all survivors and victims of abuse. 

The Alexian Brothers’ Prayer to Christ the Healer

In the comfort of your love,

I pour out to you, my Saviour,

The memories that haunt me,

The anxieties that perplex me,

The fears that stifle me,

The sickness that prevails upon me,

And the frustration of all the pain

that weaves about within me.

Lord, help me to see your peace in my turmoil,

your compassion in my sorrow,

your forgiveness in my weakness,

And, your love in my need.

Touch me, O Lord,

with your healing power and strength.