How to pray about human trafficking

At the recent Redemption Conference Karen Cleverly and Jade Sims led a seminar on how we should be praying about human trafficking. It was a really, really helpful seminar and Karen has kindly allowed us to publish here notes here. Enjoy...

WE BELIEVE
The most powerful weapon of warfare is prayer. When we stand united, we can see God’s justice run like a river (Amos 5:24). Make a commitment to stand together in prayer. 

1. PRAY FOR VICTIMS

  • For their strength and salvation - Ps. 138:7, Is. 40:29, Lk. 19:10
  • For their protection, freedom, and justice - Ps. 82:4, Ps. 103:6, Ps. 146:7
  • For their hope and healing - Ps. 40:1-3, Jer. 30:17, Jer. 31:17

2. PRAY FOR TRAFFICKERS

  • For conviction, repentance, and salvation - Is. 55:7, Rom. 5:6-8, 2 Tim. 2:25
  • For criminal networks to dismantle - Ps. 7:9, Ps. 37:17, Ps. 37:20
  • For the oppressors to be arrested and prosecuted - Is. 16:4, Jer. 22:3, Amos 5:15a


3. PRAY FOR THE ROOT CAUSES

  • Against poverty - Prov. 14:21, Is. 58:7, Is. 61:1
  • Against greed - Joel 3:3-6, Lk. 12:15, 1 Tim. 6:10a
  • Against prejudice - Gen. 1:27, Ps. 45:9, Gal. 3:28


4. PRAY FOR THE CHURCH

  • For the church to awaken to the issue - Is. 60:1-2, Mt. 5:13-14, Mt. 16:18
  • For advocates and labourers to emerge - Ps. 94:16, Prov. 31:8, Mt. 9:37-38
  • To unite against injustice - Ps. 133, Jn. 17:23, Rom. 15:5


5. PRAY FOR GOVERNMENTS

  • For corruption to cease - Deut. 16:19, Amos 5:12, Zech. 8:16
  • For implementation of just legislation - Prov. 8:15, Prov. 29:4, Neh. 9:13
  • For discernment in forming alliances - 1 Ki. 3:12, Prov. 3:21, Ecc. 4:9-12


6. PRAY FOR GLOBAL AWARENESS

  • The reality of trafficking is unveiled - Mk. 4:22, Lk. 12:2, Eph. 5:13
  • For strategies to raise awareness - Ps. 25:4, Prov. 3:5-6, Is. 55:9
  • For people to be stirred to action - Is. 58:6-7, Jam. 1:22, Jam. 2:16-17