Restored is an organisation rooted in our Christian faith, and we believe that praying for an end to domestic abuse is an important place to start in achieving our vision. The prayers of people just like you have spurred us on over the years, and we believe it's only through these answered prayers that we're able to keep supporting survivors and speaking up about violence against women.
If you would like to pray for survivors of domestic abuse and the work we're doing at Restored, you can sign up for our prayer updates, which will be sent straight to your inbox each week. These updates let you know how you can be praying for our Survivors' Network members, the wider work we're doing, and violence against women more generally.
Ideas for Prayer
For those currently experiencing abuse
That they would find out about organisations that can help, like the National Domestic Abuse Helpline, and be able to contact them safely if they wish to. For opportunities to speak to a trusted friend about what they're experiencing, and that if and when they disclose abuse, they would be believed.
For those who have left their abuser
Pray that they would find a safe place to be, and that God would protect them from further abuse post-seperation. Pray that they would know that they aren't alone, and that they don't need to feel guilty or ashamed about what's happened to them. Pray that God would place survivors of domestic abuse in loving communities that seek to understand their experience and support them safely.
Pray that churches would take up the Biblical call to pursue justice and support the vulnerable, including by supporting survivors of domestic abuse. Pray that the Church would become known as a place of love, compassion and support: lights in the darkness for those who've experienced abuse. Pray that churches would never tolerate or excuse abuse.