Praying for People in Abusive Situations
People experiencing abuse in relationships, be it mental, emotional, or physical, often feel afraid, desperate, and hopeless. They need peace, hope, love, understanding. Be gentle and empathetic as you talk and pray with them, knowing that God is with them.  Remember we aren’t counselors, and we shouldn’t focus on convincing them to break off the relationship, but we can pray with boldness that God will work in their situations.
Possible things to pray for:
·      For their protection
·      For courage to ask for help, and for the wisdom to know whom to ask
·      To see themselves in the light of God’s love and truth
·      To recognize and reject any lies they’ve been believing about themselves or the situation
·      To experience God’s love, power, healing, and freedom
·      For God to give them strength to forgive
Verses to share:
“Lord, You will establish peace for us, for You have also done all our works in us.” Isaiah 26:12
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3 NIV
“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:3
“The Lord gives righteousness and justice to all who are treated unfairly.” Psalm 103:6 NLT
Bible reading plans:
Experiencing Hope and Healing in a Fallen World -

Messages Series


Helpful songs:
Because He Lives by Matt Maher-
Forgiveness by Matthew West
Wake by Hillsong United-