"Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor"
-- 8th Commandment
Prayer for the Abused and Unjustly Accused
O Holy Family of Nazareth, community of love of Jesus, They cried out, "Crucify Him! Crucify Him!" Pilate said to them, "I find no guilt in Him. Take Him yourselves and crucify Him." (John 19)
Jesus Christ, Lamb of God, falsely and maliciously accused by the mob, have mercy on us.
Jesus Christ, Lamb of God, handed over to death by cowardly authority, have mercy on us.
Jesus Christ, Sun of Justice, vindicated by your Resurrection, grant us justice.
Father of Truth, send the light of your Holy Spirit into the darkness of every false accusation and unjust condemnation. Give strength to the innocent to stand firmly in truth, as you gave to Jesus, in the face of torture and death. Give courage to church and civil authorities to grant justice and due process to the innocent, in the face of the mob. Father of Mercy, deliver your innocent ones from evil; grant them speedy justice and vindication, in the name of Jesus Christ, our Victim and Savior.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on all innocent victims: the abused and the falsely accused.
Follow with Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be