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A Week of Prayer to Fight Human Trafficking

I’ve been hanging out in good company lately working to fight against human trafficking. It’s been great so far, but we’re just getting started at Rehab’s Rope- Denton Chapter. To get focused we’re having a week of prayer. If you’re a praying person, I’d encourage you to join along. Pick a day or two that you’re interested in and give God and the oppressed your love. James 5:16 says “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” I could go into the theology of how we are made righteous through Jesus’ blood if we accept it and are transformed by His grace, but I think I’ll just leave it at that. So let’s get praying! Pick a day or two and devote your time to pleading with God. It starts Monday, and goes through sunday. LET’S DO IT!

Mon 5/23- Pray for eyes to be opened to the relationships between sins. It’s all connected, though satan does a good job of hiding it form us. We need to see the reality of the ‘little’ sins.

Tues 5/24- Pray for Spiritual safety in the war against human trafficking. There is some serious spiritual warfare going on for the souls and bodies of both those being trafficked, those trafficking, and the bystanders, like me. Let’s keep safe while we run to the battlefield.

Wed 5/25- Pray for equipped hands ready to help the oppressed. Police officers, social workers, anyone who is involved with helping oppressed people need to be ready and willing to do so. Lift them up to God for strength and training to be effective. And hopefully we will be by their side.

Thurs 5/26- Pray to be led by the spirit. In the war against human trafficking we have to lean on the spirit, and follow Him where he leads. We have to consciously be seeking to follow, even in the most trying of times. Trust in God, and follow where he takes us, because our way will not get the job done, His will.

Fri 5/27- Pray for emotional healing of those led out of bondage. Breaking chains is a great start, but there’s so much work to do after that. It takes years to return to ‘normalcy’ and the scars are always there. God can heal what seems terminal.

Sat 5/28- Pray for police officers and lawmakers to love the oppressed. It’s a legal battle in a lot of ways. The system is better than no system at all, but it’s easy to be manipulated, and fall through the cracks, or punish someone for being oppressed. Pray to keep love and restoration on the hearts of the authorities.

Sun 5/29- Pray for hope, even in the most defeated of circumstances. I’ve felt hopeless many times. It’s amazing to know that God is always there in my circumstances working to find a way out, and be closer to Him. Let’s give the gift of hope to others as well.

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  1. May 22, 2011 at 8:28 AM

    I don’t think praying affects change. Empowerment through choice does.

    • May 23, 2011 at 12:48 AM

      Who’s to say prayer is not an active choice that empowers? Let me explain a practical purpose for prayer, but first I want to say that I completely believe in a supernatural God who listens to us and does amazing things because of honest prayer and humble supplication.
      In movies and self-help books we often see an idea of personal ‘get-ready-ness’. There are pep talks that inspire; searching characters who find meaning through meditation and clear minded focus. Some of the greatest ideas and epiphanies come when one is in solitude and concentration. That describes prayer. Prayer isn’t just to let God hear us. It is also to hear ourselves. In this way prayer is a means of preparation through action. It’s realizing the importance of the choice, and giving the one praying the courage to take bold action. Again, this does not mean that God is not amazing and works outside of and through people in both natural and supernatural means to accomplish his goals, one of which, I believe is setting captives free.

  2. May 24, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Sounds like a fun idea, not sure I will participate but I hope you the best on this endeavor!

  3. brandon
    May 25, 2011 at 6:15 PM

    sweet. by the way it’s Rahab’s Rope Denton Chapter for those interested.

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