Lord of truth and grace,
hear our prayers for the Royal Commission into
Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Grant the Commissioners wisdom and strength,
the patience to weigh testimony,
insight to pose questions and
success in all their deliberations
for the health of our nation.
Above all, most merciful Father,
grant to victims of abuse
the courage to tell their stories,
strength to endure pain
and healing for their wounds.
In their sorrow, give them your peace.
And refine your people, Sovereign Lord.
By the light of your truth expose in full
the darkness in our institutions.
Inspire remorse and establish justice.
By your Spirit renew us,
for the good of all
and the glory of your name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
This prayer was prepared by the Centre for Public Christianity, Sydney, for use in Australian churches and Christian organisations.