Heavenly Father – Today I pray to You for all Your children who are in abusive personal relationships. Many of the victims have lived so long with abuse that they do not know the difference between the darkness and the light or between love and hate. They are so accustomed to living with abuse that staying in it appears to be safer than taking courageous steps to leave it. The gravity of abuse too often overpowers the vision of the abused of ever living a life full of hope and happiness. God, please let the abused know that Your power and armor of light is greater than the cycle of abuse. Let them know that You are present to lead them along the path to peaceable and loving relationships. Please empower abusers to surrender their anger to You, so that one day they may be able to safely live and truly love others. Please help their children not create future family homes with the kind of abuse they experienced in their childhood. All this I pray in Your Holy Name. Amen.
Jack H. Emmott is a Member of Gray, Reed & McGraw, Houston, Texas and a Board-Certified family law attorney, mediator, author, entrepreneur and inspirational speaker. For more information about Jack or his latest book, Bending Angels: Living Messengers of God’s Love, go to BendingAngel.com.