Judge eternal, bringer of justice,
hear the cry
of those who suffer under the lash of heartless political oppression;
those who languish in prisons and labour camps, untried or falsely condemned;
those whose bodies are shattered,
or whose minds are unhinged by torture or deprivation.
Meet them in their anguish and despair,
and kindle in them the light of hope,
that they may find rest in your love,
healing in your compassion a
nd faith in your mercy.
In the name of him who suffered,
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.