International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking.

 

At my justice prayer meeting, we received this prayer from International Justice Mission. This organization works to end trafficking and violence against the poor throughout the world.

At this  moment, in the Senate of the United States, there is a bill entitled End Modern Slavery Initiative  progressing to an global initiative to end slavery.  It will include governments, religious leaders, nonprofit and business leaders, as well as lawyers, social workers and care givers all with the one goal to work to free the  the modern day slaves in our world.

Here is the prayer :

O God, when we hear of children and adults                                                                                          deceived and taken to unknown places                                                                                                 for purposes of sexual exploitation, forced labor, and organ “harvesting”                                   our hearts are saddened and our spirits angry                                                                                   that their dignity and rights are ignored through threats, lies, and force.                                   We cry out against the evil practices of this modern slavery                                                            and pray for its end.                                                                                                                                  Give us wisdom and courage to reach out                                                                                          and stand with those whose bodies, hearts, and spirits                                                                have been so wounded, so that together we may                                                                                make real your promises to fill these sisters and brothers                                                              with a love that is tender and good.                                                                                                      Send the exploiters away empty-handed                                                                                            to be converted from this wickedness,                                                                                                  and help us all to claim the freedom                                                                                                    that is your gift for your children, through Jesus Christ and                                                          the power of the Holy Spirit.                                                                                                                  Amen

 

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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2 Responses to International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking.

  1. Dalo 2013 says:

    Powerful post ~ video…so important and something that every nation in the world should care and work together to eradicate. Sad and unbelievable. It is inspiring to know there are great groups/people and efforts to make sure that one day it can be done away with.

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