Today, we pray those who have been wounded by the church
Lord Jesus, today we bring to you each and every human being who has been hurt by the Catholic Church, the religious, church leaders and church members. Lord, we ask your forgiveness for the many ways in which we have not lived, spoken, acted or thought in Your love and light. We pray especially for the ones who have inflicted pain too deep to undo or committed hidden sins, and for the many who are still deeply suffering because of them. We plead the healing and restoration of Your shed blood. Have mercy on us all, aid the helpless and cover us all with your mantle of grace, forgiveness and protection, lest we destroy ourselves in this web of hatred. Amen.