DAY 4 - Grieving for Lives Taken


Content warning: discussion of family violence.

A woman in Australia is more likely to be killed in her own home by her male partner than anywhere else or by anyone else[1]. On average, one woman is killed every week as a result of intimate partner violence.

Currently this year, 68 women have had their lives taken by perpetrators of domestic and family violence[2]

Together we mourn this tragic loss.



God, we grieve for those who have had their lives taken by the violent. We grieve for what was taken from them, and for what the world is losing in their deaths.

We especially pray for their families and friends. God, we know you are near to the broken-hearted, and you save the crushed in spirit. May friends and family of these victims know your nearness and your salvation, and find comfort and hope in you.

God of justice, we ask that you will bring justice to victims and perpetrators, to those who have lost and those who have taken. We trust in your perfect justice. Amen.




[2] These statistics are regularly updated by the Domestic Violence Crisis Service Canberra and Counting Dead Women Australia by Destroy The Joint