I have transcribed this letter from a video with Russ Dizdar and David Heavener. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=detGrYXpFas
“I can’t imagine how you must feel, Jesus. I can’t imagine the pain and anguish you experience as you see the many, many little girls and boys being sexually victimised in the most horrible ways.
I can’t imagine how it angers you when the people that do these things are those who look good on the outside and claim to be your children. I can’t imagine how you must feel when people who claim your name turn their backs on such sin and crime; and refuse to bring such sin to light.
Jesus, sometimes I wonder, how can you let it go on? How long, oh Lord?
But then I remember that you are merciful to all. You desperately want those perpetrators to come to the end of themselves and fall at your feet in true repentance for their sin.
I forget sometimes that you are sovereign; that you are merciful; that you are in control of it all; and that someday, it will be made right.
Oh Father, I pray for the victims. The innumerable little girls and boys, the teenagers who are being sold for sex. May you send the right people to guide them to you. May they know your love; may they realise how much you care about them. May they find healing and rest in you. May they find protection from the enemy of their souls; may they make that hard decision to take responsibility for the response to the abuse. May they forgive and not become bitter.
I pray that you would raise them up and someday their pain would be used to help other little boys and girls. I pray for the parents and church leaders of the victims. I pray that you would raise up people that would realise the implications of abuse and how it destroys a person.
I pray that you would give them wisdom in relating to these broken children and you. I pray that if they have been abused themselves, and have sought help, that they would be willing to work through their own pain I pray that you would break the chains of generational abuse in my hometown and the surrounding communities.
I pray that there could be freedom and healing and that it would come only from you.
And, lastly, Jesus, I pray for the perpetrators.
I pray that they would come to the end of themselves. I pray that it would happen in this life, and not in the next. I pray for their souls. I pray that you would have mercy on them. I pray that their evil deeds would be exposed now and not at judgement day.
Oh, Jesus, have mercy please.
They need you just as I need you.
Oh, God, please send the right people their way to take them by the hand, and to lead them to you. I pray for repentance and restorations for them. I pray for a Godly sorrow that would lead to repentance.
I know you care, Jesus. And I thank you so much that you are working behind the scenes.
Thank you, Father.