Litanies/Prayers for Survivors of Abuse?


I'm wondering if there are any litanies and/or prayers that are available to use in a local crisis center with staff who daily work with survivors of abuse. I would like to hold a time of prayer within the shelter. Thank you for your help!

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Safe Church has worked with Worship Ministries to offer some possible worship resources, which can be found here. Psalms of lament that end in faith and hope are a good option. I'd also encourage you to pray and ask the Lord for discernment as you review resources, he knows best what is needed. There are also other organizations and denominations that have spent more time considering worship for those who have suffered abuse, and/or those who work with them. You may want to explore online to see what else you can find - and then please, share it here so that others can also learn.

It's also helpful to consider having those who have suffered abuse/or work with those who have suffered, to create their own worship resources. I've been a part of survivor retreats that allowed time to express and create, and then also share - whether it's in word, in art, in drama, in music or song, etc. These may be the best resources of all.