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Monday, October 7, 2013

Pray for Marriages (Healing from Abuse)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Domestic violence is any kind of behavior that a person uses to control an intimate partner/spouse through fear and intimidation.  Abuse can be of a physical, sexual, psychological, verbal, or economic nature.  According to a 2010 survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four women, and one in seven men, have been the victims of severe physical violence by an “intimate partner” (boyfriend/girlfriend or spouse) at some point in their life.


While we pray for the protection and healing of all marriages, one should never stay in a dangerous situation, nor should they allow their children to stay with an abusive spouse. 

Today and throughout the month, please take some time to pray for an end to domestic violence.

Lord, you are the Divine Healer. For the victims of abuse, give them the courage to leave their situations and in your compassion, bestow upon them a salve of grace to heal them physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  Close their wounds, erase their scars, and bring healing to each individual and as necessary, the entire family tree.  May cycles of violence be broken, so that future generations don’t repeat the sins of the father/mother.   

And only if it be your most holy will Lord, reunite the individuals mended by your merciful love.  We ask this in your most precious name.  Amen.

In their distress they cried to the LORD, who saved them in their peril; He brought them forth from darkness and the shadow of death and broke their chains asunder.

“Behold, I make all things new.” Revelation 21:5

Peace, Joy, and Love,

Break the negative chains and create a positive one…Pass it on!