Weekend of Prayer- January 11-13, 2013
“The National Weekend of Prayer is a Coalition of abolitionists and prayer leaders,” says Tomas Lares, Director of FA and National Chair for the Weekend of Prayer. “The mission of the Weekend of Prayer is to mobilize prayer in America and to encourage awareness of the issue of human trafficking, which is correctly called modern day slavery.”
January 11th is Human Trafficking Awareness Day in the U.S. because of a 2007 resolution by the Senate making it a day of awareness and vigilance for the countless victims of Human Trafficking around the world. President Obama has also proclaimed January National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.
- On January 11th people will be encouraged to pray in their homes, schools and workplace.
- On the evening of the 11th there will be web casts of prayer gatherings in several major cities.
- On Saturday, January 12th we are partnering with the “Prayer Surge NOW” on a nationwide morning Conference Call.
- Then on Sunday, January 13th we are encouraging congregations to say a prayer for the ending of modern day slavery during their weekend services.
For more info on this weekend or to sign up to be a part of it visit www.nwoprayer.org
- That thousands of churches and organizations would want to partner in prayer for this weekend.
- That we would be able to track, facilitate and equip all those who wish to participate.
- That God’s Spirit will move and mobilize many new abolitionists, and many enslaved will be freed!
Orlando’s Human Trafficking Awareness Day- January 26,2013
The Orlando Rescue and Restore Coalition is a diverse group that meets every other month in Orlando. Law enforcement, non-profit organizations, victim services and governmental groups all meet together to network and hear about what is happening in the trafficking world. This coalition, headed by Tomas Lares, has been holding an Awareness Day in Orlando for the last 4 years. What started out as just a few people holding signs and giving out information has grown each year. Last year almost 40 groups had booths around Lake Eola and close to 2000 people attended! Because of Tomas’ leadership, Florida Abolitionist plays a key role in setting up and running this day.
For more on the Coalition (ORRC) go here.
- Please pray that word would spread across Central Florida and many would come to the Awareness Day.
- Pray that as awareness grows God would be raising up many abolitionists to help fight slavery.
- Pray that funding would come in to help pay for the Day.