A Prayer for Those Who Are Tortured   15 comments

I OPT NOT TO ATTACH AN IMAGE TO THIS POST, DUE TO THE DISTURBING NATURE OF ANY POTENTIAL PICTURE.

Prayer Source = Elizabeth Goudge, A Diary of Prayer:  A Treasury of the World’s Most Inspiring Prayers (New York, NY:  Coward-McCann, 1966), page 143, quoting The True Prayers of St. Gertrude and St. Mechtilde

I have reformatted the prayer yet not changed any word or punctuation mark.

This prayer goes along with this one:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/05/28/a-prayer-for-those-who-inflict-torture/

and this one:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/05/28/god-be-in-my-head/.

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O Lord Christ, whose death for sinners was a death of suffering,

look in thy divine compassion upon all those who,

at this hour in which we pray,

in prisons and in all places where there is fighting, hatred and bitterness,

are enduring torment at the hands of their fellow men.

All extremities of pain are known to you, Lord;

may the upholding of your presence be made known to them.

If they have ever heard your name, may they now remember it;

if it is strange to them let them not not be strangers to your courage and your peace.

Lord, we know that you who

know all, and love all, and have suffered all,

have had each of them in your heart from all eternity;

yet still we dare to pray for them,

knowing that your mercy will accept our prayer

and your love use it in the ways that are known to you alone.

Amen.

Posted May 28, 2011 by neatnik2009 in Desperation and Suffering 1900s

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