Called to be Justice Mystics
Justice is about being harbingers of hope and enthusiasm; it is about becoming “justice mystics” with an integrated spirituality that focuses on the good of all creation.
In these days of the global pandemic as we journey together, we offer some reflective material. These reflections are offered in the hope that we might be united in contemplation across the globe during these sacred and challenging times. The reflections are not designed to be used “in one sitting.” Rather we would encourage people to adapt the reflections and use them according to local needs, either individually or together with others.
Pray to End Violence Against Women
We pray, God of love, compassion and healing, for the Elimination of Violence against Women:
For women and girls who have experienced violent relationships, that they can find safety and healing from their trauma, and rebuild their lives;
For children who have witnessed violence in their homes against their mothers and sisters and other family members, that they will experience healing and hope;
For indigenous women and refugee women who have been impacted by extreme violence, that deep and lasting change will ensure their safety;
For individuals and organizations working to prevent violence against women and girls and help survivors of violence, that their courage and generosity will endure;
For men who speak out against forms of expression that demean women or condone violence against them, that their voices will grow stronger;
For the men and boys who have behaved violently towards women and girls that they will have a change of heart, repent in meaningful ways, and seek whatever help they need to lead changed lives.
God of love, we commend these prayers to you and for your compassion to flood the hearts of all people. Amen.