Dear Lord,

We pray for victims of violence and their families, that they may experience our love and support and find comfort in your compassion and in the promise of eternal life.

We also hold in prayer all of the times that we have experienced harm, in any form.

Grant us the courage to seek out restorative encounters to bring about your vision of healing
and unity that we, your people, may no longer be divided by the hurt we cause one another in our brokenness.

Help us practice forgiveness in the small things, so we may embody Your spirit of a more restorative justice in the big things.

Amen
 
(Caitlin Morneau, Director of Restorative Justice, Catholic Mobilizing Network)
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