Prayer Topic #9:
A Prayer Regarding Domestic Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Psalm 91, Psalm 23
Reflections of the Heart:
This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He is my God and I trust Him. – Psalm 91:2
Exalted Father, we thank You for being in relationship with us. Thank You for Your perfect love, which casts out all fear. Thank You for being our Protector and Redeemer. Lord, all the earth will shout joyful praises to You and sing about the glory of Your Name. We will tell the world how glorious You are.
Almighty Father, although the public safety requirements of the COVID-19 pandemic dictate that all citizens wear face mask and maintain social distancing, we know that some homes are inhabited by people who commit domestic violence. We recognize that the stress of being confined can trigger aggression in some offenders and cause them to lash out at others in their homes. We declare that You are the wall of fire that surrounds each victim of domestic violence. Your plans for their lives are for good and not evil, that they will each have a future and a hope. We rebuke the spirits of wrath, anger and violence in those who commit domestic violence. We command peace to be still in each home and relationship. We declare that victims of domestic violence will make You their refuge, Lord, and that You will give Your angels charge over them wherever they are.
Lord, show us how to prayer for our specific family and friends to get any help needed:
Worthy Father, please break the generational curses, strongholds and feelings of hopelessness and helplessness that lead to domestic violence. Lord, enable victims to recognize that You are with them and give them Your wisdom as they seek places to live where they can be safe from any abuse. Holy Spirit, please heal every emotional, physical and spiritual wound that has been inflicted upon the victims. Lead both the victim and the aggressor to the help they need to be healed and delivered.
Righteous Father, please forgive each man and woman who has inflicted physical, emotional or sexual assault on a loved one. Forgive our nation for turning a blind eye to domestic violence. Forgive our governmental officials for not passing laws to protect victims and help them recover and for not creating programs to rehabilitate offenders. Forgive family members and friends who make excuses for offenders and enable their abusive behavior. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He reveals them, say “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help the victims and perpetrators of domestic violence not to yield to temptation but deliver them from the evil one.
Sovereign Lord, You are the Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent King, and we adore You. Glorious Lord, the earth is Yours and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to You. Open up, ancient gates! Open up, ancient doors, and let the King of glory enter. Who is the King of glory? The Lord of Heaven’s Armies – He is the King of glory. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: I John 4:18, Psalm 66:1-2, Zechariah 2:5, Jeremiah 29:11, Mark 4:39, Psalm 91:9-11, Mathew 6:13, Psalm 24:1, 9-10
Today, I will trust God to:
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