A Prayer

Dear God,

My name is Laura-Jo. But you can call me LJ. This is my journal. Everything that happens in my life is written in this journal. I know a typical 13 year-old of any gender, would not normally have a journal where he or she writes stories and keeps personal thoughts. But I feel that I am an exception to that. The reason for this journal is so I can write down what happens to me as I go through life while being abused. Basically, I'm praying that you can help me win the fight for my life against my evil father.

If you don't know my father the way I know him, he looks like your everyday-average man; tall, fat-ish, mustache, beard, gray hair, brown eyes. But that's his outer appearance, and as we all know, you can't judge someone by just his outer appearance. You have to view him from the inside as well. As I said above, my father is evil. It might not look it from the outside but as we just discussed, we can't go around judging people just by viewing their outside appearance.

Anyway, my father has a very large temper. It's kind of like a time bomb, just waiting to explode, and when it does, major pain. Sometimes, it's my fault my dad gets mad. I might have forgotten to take out the trash or failed a quiz in school. But other times, if he had a bad day or even if he's just plain tired, he'll explode, taking his anger out on me. And he doesn't do it in a nice way either. When I was younger, like five or six, he would really beat me up, like hit me and stuff. But recently, he's been into really tough physical labor. But sometimes, he stoops to the lowest level. He sometimes takes his anger out on me by going into sexual abuse, plain and simple.

So, please Lord, if you can, I would really appreciate it if you were to make a miracle happen. Either put my dad in jail or make him realize that what he's doing is wrong and that he should stop before it's too late; this has been happening my whole life, or at least for as long as I can remember. So it would mean a lot if you could help. Mainly, because every one in four girls are sexually abused everyday and I do not care to be that "one" anymore. Thank you for all of your help and I'll remember to read the bible and pray. Don't worry about that part, I've got it covered. (I'm going to be a priest someday.)

Love,

LJ