Prayer for victims and survivors of abuse

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Prayer for victims and survivors of abuse

A vigil to pray for victims and survivors of abuse will be held at St Therese’s Church in Moonah this evening.

The church will be open from 5pm until 6.30pm for prayer, and all who wish to pray for those directly or indirectly affected by abuse are welcome to join the vigil.

The prayer event follows a similar vigil held in July when church doors were open from 5.30pm until 7pm. During that vigil, some people chose to pray quietly in the pews, while others took inspiration for their prayer from a sheet that the parish had provided.

Candles were lit and placed beside the pews, stretching from the back of the church all the way to the altar.

A chance to talk with others, and share a hot drink, was available to those who wanted it.

One parishioner, Marie Ogle, suggested that she may not be able to physically do much for those affected by abuse due to her body slowing down, but she was ‘ very good at praying’ and it gave her great relief to use the power of prayer.