GRACE’s Week of Prayer – Day 1

January 11 – 17 is the Week of Prayer to End Human Trafficking. Join with Trinity and people of faith around Texas in a daily prayer.
  • Human trafficking occurs when force, fraud, or coercion is used to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex from another person. Causing a child to engage in the commercial sex trade is human trafficking regardless of whether the exploiter uses force, fraud, or coercion.
  • Human trafficking can occur in a variety of legitimate and illegitimate industries, such as labor trafficking in agriculture, domestic work, beauty services, and restaurants or sex trafficking in escort services, pornography, cantinas, and illicit massage businesses.
Suggested Prayer:
Oh God, my heart is broken for the sin of Human Trafficking. Break the hearts of others of faith and add to the number those who have their eyes opened to see the evil one behind it all. You have declared “freedom for the captives”. May we work together to make the day when humans have no desire or means to exploit another human being.
By the truth of Freedom that is in Christ, I pray. Amen.
Read Isaiah 61:1-4. (God declares deliverance)
January 11 is also National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. In recognition of this day, the Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign promotes #WearBlueDay and encourages the public to wear blue and raise awareness of human trafficking. Take a picture of yourself and those around you wearing something blue and share it on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) along with the hashtag #WearBlueDay.
*Information in this post has come from resources found at the website of the Office of the Texas State Governor.