On several occasions, Jesus speaks of hirelings who mistreat the Lord's flock (John 10). The apostle Paul announces that, from among the shepherds of the Church of Ephesus, cruel wolves will arise who will not spare the flock (Acts 20:29).
Already, in the religious practice of his time, the prophet Jeremiah denounced bad shepherds who hurt the sheep, plundered them and mistreated them (Jeremiah 23). Unfortunately, these behaviors still exist in Churches.
The Lord's sheep are mistreated, injured, abandoned, made to feel guilty, dominated by shepherds hungry for power, domination, personal interests...
"Lord, we pray that bad shepherds will be brought to their conscience and become good shepherds. We pray for all those who have been victims of manipulation, domination, and who are left with deep wounds to the point of confusing God and the men who serve God. We pray that the Churches will be places of restoration for the wounded sheep. We pray that the mentality of second chances, third chances... We pray that those who have been injured and restored , become instruments of consolation and restoration to others, in the name of Jesus, amen!”