Survivor Stories

Dear Lord

Dear Lord,

I ask for your strength today.

You see – I escaped a few days ago, as you know.

But… I am scared, I am stressed, I am afraid.

I don’t know what to do, or don’t know what my future holds, or where I am going.

I just know I got out, thank goodness.

I am out of the horror that I faced each day, since I have been married.

I am out of the daily beatings.

I am out of the trauma.

I am out of the constant sadness and despair.

I hope for a future of kindness, of compassion, of happiness, of dreams, of living.

The only thing that matters is that I am alive.

I just need strength to move forward.

I know I will have to face him again, in court, so I pray for strength.

Please get me through this, one step and one day at a time.


No name, just praying.