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  • Thank you Alexandra for producing this power point on clergy sexual abuse. Thank you for recommending my book Those are MY Private Parts. It is the only sexual abuse prevention book that gives children the right to say no to anyone, especially people they know and trust.
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    Diane Hansen
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  • 1. Sexual Abuse By: Alexandra Puopolo PRAYER SERVICE
  • 2. Works Cited
    • www.votfwinchester.org/files/Prayer_Service0921.doc
  • 3. Opening Prayer
    • Lets begin with the sign of our faith,
    • All: In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit
    • Amen.
  • 4. Sexual Abuse
    • As we face the ugly realities of clergy sexual abuse in the church we love, we come before you, O God, with all our fears, anger, and shame. May the anguished cries of the victims break open our hearts so that this very pain creates in us a more compassionate heart. Give us the wisdom and energy to respond to this horrific abuse of power with humility, doing the truth with justice and love and tender mercy.
  • 5. Scriptural Passage
    • A reading from the book of Ezechial 36: 26-28:
    • I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. The Word of the Lord “ Thanks be to God.
  • 6. General Intercessions
    • ALL-Response: FORGIVE OUR TRESPASSES, O GOD.
    • For those who have used their pastoral roles to sexually abuse children we pray…
    • For bishops who have placed the welfare of the institutional church above the welfare of God’s people, we pray…
    • For Catholics who are weary, disgusted and angry, we pray….
    • For those of us who have lived in denial, missing the telltale signs of abuse in our midst, we pray…
    • For exploited children and vulnerable adults, give us the wisdom, courage and compassion so badly needed, we pray….
    • For creating structures and systems of abuse which made this sexual abuse both possible and permissible, we pray….
    • For this dark moment that it will give way to the light, we pray….
  • 7. Hit The Floor – Bullet For My Valentine
    • I see you walking home alone, your face is alive and bright But you can't see how weak you are 'cause I could end it tonight It's the feeling you get when you think that someone behind is watching you Well I can tell you now, that someone is me and I'm about to make it right Why do you take it all? Why do I beg for more? I never thought that this is how I'd hit the floor Why do you take it all?
    • Why do I beg for more? I never thought that this is how I'd HIT, THE, FLOOR!
  • 8.
    • I creep up from behind, touch your neck, move down your spine You take a look and breathe so sharp Just a matter of time Don't scream I ask of you, but then you let one out and now it's time to go I come down on you like a ton of brick All over so it's time to go Why do you take it all? Why do I beg for more? I never thought that this is how I'd hit the floor Why do you take it all? Why do I beg for more? I never thought that this is how I'd hit the floor HIT, THE, FLOOR!
  • 9.
    • Whoa-oah! Whoa-oah! Whoa-oah! Why do you take it all? Why do I beg for more? I never thought that this is how I'd hit the floor Why do you take it all? Why do I beg for more? I never thought that this is how I'd hit the floor HIT, THE, FLOOR! Take this for me, I don't wanna hurt you Take this for me, I don't WANNA HURT YOU!
  • 10. Closing Prayer
    • As we go forth today, may our thoughts, our feelings, our prayers, our blessings, and the strength and fellowship of our community give us a new, more compassionate heart; so that we can live the words of St. Paul: “He has committed us to the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.”
  • 11. Ending Prayer
    • We end our prayer ;
    • All: In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit
    • Amen.