With political unrest and violence rife in Greece right now, the Human Trafficking industry is soaring. The A21 Campaign tweeted just this morning: “Terrorist bombing in Greece near the A21 offices yesterday — Economic crisis/instability r fuel 4 Human Trafficking.”
Greece is one of the world’s major Human Trafficking hotspots and things are heating up fast. WE MUST PRAY!
Tragically, 99% of slaves are never rescued. Please pray that even though they may not be physically rescued during their time on this earth, their souls will be whisked up and held tightly for Eternity by He who loves them and knows them individually.
(taken from the A21 Campaign Human Trafficking Prayer Guide)
It is easy to be overwhelmed by the issue of human trafficking and think that we cannot make a difference. But do not forget that each one of us has at our disposal the most powerful weapon of warfare – and that is prayer.
“Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.” Matthew 18:18-19
PRAY FOR THE VICTIMS
For their strength and salvation
Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
you preserve my life;
you stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes,
with your right hand you save me.
For their protection, freedom and justice
Rescue the weak and needy;
deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
For their hope and healing
But I will restore you to health
and heal your wounds,’
declares the LORD,
‘because you are called an outcast,
Zion for whom no one cares.’
PRAY FOR THE TRAFFICKERS
For conviction, repentance and salvation
Let the wicked forsake his way
and the evil man his thoughts.
Let him turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him,
and to our God, for he will freely pardon.
For criminal networks to dismantle
O righteous God,
who searches minds and hearts,
bring to an end the violence of the wicked
and make the righteous secure.
For the oppressors to be arrested and prosecuted
Hate evil, love good;
maintain justice in the courts.
Please download the whole prayer guide here and pray for these beautiful people who matter so much to our God. I don’t quite understand how prayer works but I know that it does. So please. Don’t forget the invisible. Petition Heaven on their behalf. I’m sure we’ll see the results when we’re in Eternity.
Thank you and be encouraged. Perhaps YOU were born for such a time as this..
Verses thanks to BibleGateway.com
Maps from LonelyPlanet.com