September 18, 2014 · 23 Elul

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A PRAYER FOR THE WOMEN OF THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO   

Spirit of compassion, who hears the cries of all those who suffer from war, famine, and violence,

Be with the women of the Congo whose bodies, lives, and families are torn apart by sexual violence.

Spirit of love, who sees the brutality and mutilation that have become daily realities for the Congolese women,

Bring healing to their bodies, their minds, and their spirits.

Spirit of justice, who calls us to see, hear, and respond to the injustice and suffering caused by sexual violence,

Embolden us to speak out against those who use rape as a weapon of war.

Spirit of oneness, who seeks to reconcile all that is broken in this world,

Unify us as we work to bring an end to violence against women and girls around the globe.

Amen.

Written by Katey Zeh, Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing

 

Additional Worship Resources written by Friends of the Congo, Disciples of Christ and United Church of Christ

 



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