Gracious Lord, as we see more attention given to church abuse, we ask for Your guidance for all who are exposing. Give them Your wisdom, strength, courage, and love each day. We pray for those who have been abusing that they would be stopped and receive true help. Most especially, Lord, for all who have been abused and struggling, facing consequences that many do not know or understand. Open our eyes to see clearly, and be proclaimers of Your comfort.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ. 6 But if we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; or if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which is effective in the patient enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer; 7 and our hope for you is firmly grounded, knowing that as you are sharers of our sufferings, so also you are sharers of our comfort. (2 Cor. 1:3-7 NAS)