Prayer #107: For Victims of Domestic Violence and Child Abuse During the Coronavirus Crisis
Law enforcement authorities are reporting an increase in domestic violence and child abuse during the COVID-19 crisis of the last several months, with emergency calls related to these up from 10 to 30% across the country. The Coronavirus restrictions have led to more situations where women and children are trapped in their houses with their abusers. Making this even more difficult is the fact that, due to the ongoing presence of the COVID-19 virus, the rapid response of law enforcement, domestic violence agencies, the courts, shelters, and health care have all been impacted. This is surely one of the saddest outcomes of the current Coronavirus crisis.
Pray then, for all who are right now experiencing the devastating violence and abuse during the COVID-19-related confinement. Pray for God's protection and rescue for women and children in this dire situation. Pray that God would conquer the hearts of those who are physically and mentally abusing those in their households.
Ps. 18:6: "In my distress I called upon the Lord; to my God I cried for help. From His temple He heard my voice, and my cry to Him reached my ears."