… for survivors and victims of sexual abuse

We invite all people of good will to join us in silence, prayer, meditation, reflection.

Lord, we are so sorry
for what some of us did to your children;
treated them so cruelly,
especially in their hour of need.
We have left them with a lifelong suffering.
This was not your plan for them or us.
Please help us to help them.
Guide us, Lord, Amen.

The preceding text for prayer was sent to Archbishop Diarmuid Martin by a person who suffered abuse so that it could be shared in parishes. This prayer was inscribed on the healing stone which was unveiled at the 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012 and now has its permanent home at Lough Derg, Co Donegal.

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Ealing Abbey 24 October 2019