Monthly Rosary for Healing and Protection

We invite you to support to our brothers and sisters who have been wounded by sexual abuse in the church by praying in solidarity for their healing and for the protection of all who are vulnerable. This rosary lifts up our prayers to God through Mary’s loving intercession; it is offered the third Wednesday of each month at 7:45 AM.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Rosary Guide available for Healing and Protection

Prayer List

A Prayer for Healing Victims of Abuse
Prayer Written by a Survivor
Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors Prayer for Victims and Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Prayer 1
Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors Prayer for Victims and Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Prayer 2

A Prayer for Healing Victims of Abuse

God of endless love,
ever caring, ever strong,
always present, always just:
You gave your only Son
to save us by his blood on the cross.

Gentle Jesus, shepherd of peace,
join to your own suffering
the pain of all who have been hurt
in body, mind, and spirit
by those who betrayed the trust placed in them.

Hear the cries of our brothers and sisters
who have been gravely harmed,
and the cries of those who love them.
Soothe their restless hearts with hope,
steady their shaken spirits with faith.

Grant them justice for their cause,
enlightened by your truth.
Holy Spirit, comforter of hearts,
heal your people’s wounds
and transform brokenness into wholeness.

Grant us the courage and wisdom,
humility and grace, to act with justice.
Breathe wisdom into our prayers and labors.
Grant that all harmed by abuse may find peace in justice.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Prayer Written by a Survivor

Lord, we are so sorry
for what some of us did to your children:
treated them so cruelly,
especially in their hour of need.
We have left them with a lifelong suffering.
This was not your plan for them or us.
Please help us to help them.
Guide us, Lord, Amen.

written by an abuse survivor in Ireland

Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors Prayer for Victims and Survivors of Sexual Abuse

FATHER
Since your mercy has been revealed
In the tenderness of your Son Jesus Christ,
who said to his disciples:
“Suffer the little children to come unto me,”
we pray that your Church may be a secure home
where all children and vulnerable adults are brought closer to your Beloved Son.

May all those who have been abused
physically, emotionally and sexually by your ministers,
be respected and accompanied by
tangible gestures of justice and reparation so that
they may feel healed with the balm of your compassion.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors Prayer for Victims and Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Heavenly Father,

who loves and cares for all of your children, especially the smallest and most vulnerable, we entrust to you the lives of the many children and vulnerable adults, 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 so many broken lives.

We pray that within their communities and families they may find understanding and support so that with the help of your grace their wounds may be healed, and they may again know peace.

Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who shared our weakness in all things but sin, and lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit forever and ever.

Amen.

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