We pray for our brothers and sisters who have been abused within our Church; that they may find justice and peace. We pray that the healing love of Jesus, expressed particularly through our compassion and care, will ease their suffering and give them the strength to experience healing.
We pray for our community; that we remain united, accepting and nurturing to each other during this time of scrutiny. Allow us to remain a positive and supportive force within society. Help us to continue to spread the love of God to all.
We pray for the Catholic Church that we welcome the Royal Commission with open hearts and minds. Help us to acknowledge past wrongs. Give us the strength to become transparent and true advocates for the wronged and vulnerable.
We pray for the Commission; that it is a source of justice and peace to all those affected. May the grace of God guide us during this difficult time.
We offer this prayer through Jesus Christ our Lord.
(Truth, Justice and Healing Council)