Children taken, innocence stolen, manipulation, fear, abuse, and exploitation are all ways to describe the evil that is human trafficking. This modern-day slavery is rampant globally and exists even in the nicest of American cities. Evil on this scale demands an equally grand resistance. Such good is only found in a God who is loving and kind.
After his involvement in anti-trafficking efforts and the National Day of Prayer, Tomas Lares, the Executive Director of Florida Abolitionist, realized that a National Day to pray for the end of human trafficking was needed. Knowing that many churches would pray on Sundays and community organizations could hold rallies on Friday and Saturday, the idea that began as a Day of Prayer became a Weekend. Now, 4 years later, churches and people of faith from around the country come together to pray and ask God to intervene on the 5th Annual Weekend of Prayer to End Slavery and Trafficking.
Psalm 34:17 states, “The righteous cry, and the Lord hears And delivers them out of all their troubles.” During this weekend, we join hearts and voices across the country to ask God to hear our cries for justice and mercy for those who are enslaved in human trafficking. Please join us for the National Conference Call on Saturday, January 9 at 9 AM EST to pray with leading anti-trafficking leaders from across the country. Just call 712-432-0075 and use Access Code: 6149782#. Also, grab some friends or pray with a group from your church on Sunday. You can find great resources on the Weekend of Prayer website to lead your conversation and prayers.
Together, with God’s help, we can end this horrible crime and see people receive the dignity they deserve!