Lord, we ask that governments will step up the fight against gender-based violence in African countries where domestic violence occurs in the intimacy of the family circle. The law will not often interfere in this private area.
Father, we thank you that a high-profile rape case in China has sparked national outrage, leading to calls for change in a legal system that does not prosecute high-ranking individuals. May perpetrators be convicted, and may social stigma cast on victims be eliminated. (Proverbs 24:24-25)
Father, our hearts cry out for women and children suffering from abuse, living with the risk of losing their lives. They often do not seek help, because they see no place to where they can escape. (Psalm 69:29)
Father, we pray for the women of Côte d'Ivoire who are experiencing domestic violence. May there be dramatic improvements in the administrative and legal systems to ensure support to those in need. (Psalm 7:9)
Lord, we pray for the healing and protection of the 1 in 4 Bulgarian women who suffer violence. We pray for the financing of crisis centers that help women and children escape this abuse. (Psalm 72:14)
We praise you, Lord, that perpetrators are being arrested in Indonesia when girls report being raped by their relatives. May this give courage for girls and women to report these crimes. (Psalm 32:7)
Lord, we pray that men and fathers in Uruguay would not be violent toward their wives and children but instead be protectors of them. (2 Corinthians 13:11)
God, may Korean parents discipline their children with wisdom and not resort to violence. “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4)
Lord, we pray for an end to rape in Liberia, where 1 in 10 children and women have experienced it. Strengthen the victims, Father, and protect them from evil.
Lord, we pray that people in Germany would become aware of FGM through the TWR Women of Hope prayer calendar. May they pray for an end of this rite and offer support to relief organizations.
Pray for those who experience domestic violence in Christian homes, where they are taught to submit to an abusive family member. Pray that Christians will not twist Scripture to excuse or justify abusive behavior.
We praise you as the one who has defeated death. You are the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in you will live forever, even though they die. (John 11:25)
We pray for young, innocent girls who are used as “carriers” of drugs and as sex slaves without realizing what they are involved in. This happens after the girls are raped, and fear prevents them from alerting anyone. (Psalm 44:26)
Father, we know that children who grow up with domestic violence are more likely to become adult abusers. We pray that parents would love their children and discipline them in a godly manner. (Psalm 34:11)
Lord, give wisdom to the Hidden Treasures Task Force as it develops additional content that would lead women who leave prostitution into a deeper walk with you. (Proverbs 2:6)