Musa Dube (part of the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians)
Creator God you created the earth and everything in it.
You created everything interdependent and you created everything good.
You created women and men in your image, you blessed them both.
Help us to see your image on the faces of the victims of our violence.
Help us remember we have no right to subject anyone to violence.
Help all of us who live in violence to realize and to affirm our own dignity.
Help us to realise we were made in God’s image.
Help us to remember that we should never tolerate violence.
Help your church to realize that Jesus did not tolerate violence against women.
Help us to fight violence in the HIV/AIDS era for it hampers both prevention and the provision of quality care.
In Jesus name, we pray,