To become the victim of a crime is to be undermined at a very deep level, to become distrustful and fearful for the future. Others are needed, to gather round to sustain and support; God’s grace and strength is needed to carry on.
Loving Father, we pray for all who are the victims of crime, give them the strength, courage and power they need to step boldly into the future, comforted and supported by your Holy Spirit. Help them conquer their fears in the company of those who love and care for them. Build them up and inspire them, restore their confidence and lead them into new life through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.