Today is the Feast of Margaret the Barefooted. St. Margaret is a saint of mercy, as she dedicated her life to serving the poor. She is the patron saint of abuse victims, and we pray that all abuse victims find peace, healing and justice in the Lord.
St. Margaret, pray for us!
Prayer for Healing Victims of Abuse
God of endless love,
ever caring, ever strong,
always present, always just:
You gave your only Son
to save us by the blood of his cross.
Gentle Jesus, shepherd of peace,
join to your own suffering
the pain of all who have been hurt
in body, mind, and spirit
by those who betrayed the trust placed in them.
Hear our cries as we agonize
over the harm done to our brothers and sisters.
Breathe wisdom into our prayers,
soothe restless hearts with hope,
steady shaken spirits with faith:
Show us the way to justice and wholeness,
enlightened by truth and enfolded in your mercy.
Holy Spirit, comforter of hearts,
heal your people’s wounds
and transform our brokenness.
Grant us courage and wisdom, humility and grace,
so that we may act with justice
and find peace in you.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
St. Margaret the Barefooted (CatholicSaints.info)
First Friday – Sacred Heart of Jesus (EWTN) — keeping prayer day of Deacon Tom Bello, O.F.S.