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4th Thursday: Take Action

Join us every 4th Thursday to take action and use our gifts, talents and passions to end slavery. Upload a video to YouTube, write a poem, draw a picture, create a dance, post a blog, write your legislatures, you name it but use your talents to take action and share freedom.

Today we are raising awareness and preventing human trafficking through teaching boys about the importance of respecting yourself and women. To stop watching porn, to not get into vulnerable situations of employment. To think about there future. This is how we are taking action today to end slavery.

What are you doing for #freedomthursday?

 

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Prayers to End Modern Day Slavery

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Our prayers this week are for prevention, freedom and education. Three keys to ending slavery in the future. In areas of prevention one important aspect is the prosecution of traffickers and the de-criminalization of victims. In many countries victims are afraid to go to the police because they will be out-cast and become the ones criminalized.

Prevention

  • Awareness would be raised around the world to communities at risk of being trafficked.
  • Traffickers would be prosecuted for their crimes. Leviticus 19:15
  • Victims wouldn’t be criminalized. Deuteronomy 16:20

Freedom

  • Victims of human trafficking would be freed. Psalm 136:24
  • Victims would be freed and healed physically, spiritually and mentally. Revelation 1:5
  • Mentally freed slaves would find complete restoration. Isaiah 49:8

Education

  • Children would have access to education. 
  • Women and families would know the lies of traffickers. Proverbs 30:8
  • Families would have the education needed to find work. Isaiah 65:22

We are so grateful for each of you standing up for justice in the world. One prayer can change the lives of millions. If you would like more prayer points click here. We believe that Christ in the hearts of people is what will bring true and lasting change in the dark world of slavery. Colossians 2:6-7 NIV

 

 

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Freedom Thursday

Freedom_Thursday_REV_2-23rd Thursday: Prayer and Fasting

Join us every month to fast and pray for the end of slavery. We have heard miracles of freedom through our prayers and are excited that each month we will be able to fast what God has called us to and pray for the freedom of the 32 million slaves around the world.

 

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Prayers for Judicial System to Stop Slavery

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Countries around the world have laws that mandate slavery as illegal yet slavery still exist and generates a lot of money. Some statistics say as high as 32 billion dollars a year. And every country in the world has made slavery illegal. This clearly means there are major gaps in the laws that exist and the enforcement of the laws.

In the last 4 years of working in counter trafficking I can say that prejudicial treatment against victims, women, children, race, caste, education level can all result in the victim being blamed and the trafficker never brought to justice. So this week we are going to pray and ask God for change for the victims and for those that need justice.

Courts:

  • Justice: That court cases around the world would not show partiality to anyone because of funding, social stasis, race or religion but be objective and reflect justice. Exodus 23:2
  • Judges and juries: The judges and juries who are assigned to trafficking cases would be informed about slavery and the complexities with trafficking victims. They would have God’s wisdom in each case. Exodus 23:6
  • Lawyers: God would provide lawyers to fight for freedom. They would be anointed to try each human trafficking case they are given. Ezra 7:10

Laws:

  • New laws: Any gaps in laws that deal with human trafficking would be addressed and changed. Psalm 119:7
  • Current laws: Laws that exist would be enforced and judicial systems would pursue cases of human trafficking. Leviticus 18:5Leviticus 25:18
  • Change laws: Any laws that criminalize the victim would be exposed and changed. Laws around the world would reflect Christ justice and heart for people. Psalm 119:108

Enforcement

  • Victims: Any victims that are enslaved because of unjust laws or lack of enforcement of those laws would be found and freed. Luke 4:18
  • Justice: Victims of trafficking would have justice. Traffickers would be prosecuted for there crimes. Sentences would be a deterrent for others.
  • Police and Judicial Systems: They would pursue cases and enforce current laws and not blame the victim for the criminal.

Thank you for praying for justice and freedom. We would also ask you to continue to pray for the 250 girls still missing in Nigeria to be found and the trafficker brought to justice.

 

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Freedom Thursday

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Thursday: Give

Join us and donate $1.00 or more to a non-profit working to end slavery. Give to your favorite freedom fighter organization. Prayer For Freedom will sponsor a different organization for each month.

 

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Prayers for Justice, Laws and Courts to End Slavery

The number of slaves estimated in the world.

The number of slaves estimated in the world.

The judicial system is crucial to end slavery and create an atmosphere of freedom. Right now in courts around the world victims are seen as criminals and many times they never see justice. This week we will pray in faith for change and transformation around the world for places that are in need of justice.

One of the common factors that obstructs justice is prejudice and social inequality. In India for example justice is denied many times to women, in the Middle East rape victims can be put in jail. Injustice, so what happens when a girl is trafficked and sold as a slave. She many times is the very one that is criminalized, although small changes are happening we still have a long way to go.

Join us this week to ask God to change court systems, laws and bring freedom to those that have been victim to injustice.

Courts:

  • Justice: That court cases around the world would not show partiality to anyone because of funding, social stasis, race or religion but be objective and reflect justice. Exodus 23:2
  • Judges and juries: The judges and juries who are assigned to trafficking cases would be informed about slavery and the complexities with trafficking victims. They would have God’s wisdom in each case. Exodus 23:6
  • Lawyers: God would provide lawyers to fight for freedom. They would be anointed to try each human trafficking case they are given. Ezra 7:10

Laws:

  • New laws: Any gaps in laws that deal with human trafficking would be addressed and changed. Psalm 119:7
  • Current laws: Laws that exist would be enforced and judicial systems would pursue cases of human trafficking. Leviticus 18:5Leviticus 25:18
  • Change laws: Any laws that criminalize the victim would be exposed and changed. Laws around the world would reflect Christ justice and heart for people. Psalm 119:108
  • Laws would be enacted to address the Demand for human trafficking.

Freedom:

  • Victims freed: Any victims that are enslaved because of unjust laws would be found and freed. Luke 4:18
  • Strength: Survivors and victims would have the courage and strength to stand up for justice. They would be freed from the fear of facing their trafficker. Deuteronomy 31:6
  • Survivors: Would find peace and know Christ redemptive power. Ephesians 1:7

Thank you for joining us to pray for the end of slavery. We know that your prayers are changing the world. Please continue to pray for the girls in Nigeria who are still held captive by the terrorist group.

 

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Freedom Thursday: Awareness

 

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It’s Freedom Thursday our favorite day of the week and this week we are raising awareness about the issue of slavery.

We are joining the High Risk Victims Task Force to raise our voices about the importance of understanding, reporting and caring for victims of human trafficking at the adolescent symposium.

Join us and raise awareness about the issue of slavery. Send a tweet, post an article and spread the word. Remember to use #freedomthursday.

“I expose slavery in this country because to expose it is to kill it. Slavery is one of those monsters of darkness to whom the light of truth is death”

Frederick Douglass

Let’s expose slavery and shine the light of freedom.

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Prayers for Justice to End Slavery

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The judicial system is crucial to end slavery and create an atmosphere of freedom. Right now in courts around the world victims are seen as criminals and many times they never see justice. This week we will pray in faith for change and transformation around the world for places that are in need of justice.

One of the common factors that obstructs justice is prejudice and social inequality. In India for example justice is denied many times to women, in the Middle East rape victims can be put in jail. Injustice, so what happens when a girl is trafficked and sold as a slave. She many times is the very one that is criminalized, although small changes are happening we still have a long way to go.

Join us this week to ask God to change court systems, laws and bring freedom to those that have been victim to injustice.

Courts:

  • Justice: That court cases around the world would not show partiality to anyone because of funding, social stasis, race or religion but be objective and reflect justice. Exodus 23:2
  • Judges and juries: The judges and juries who are assigned to trafficking cases would be informed about slavery and the complexities with trafficking victims. They would have God’s wisdom in each case. Exodus 23:6
  • Lawyers: God would provide lawyers to fight for freedom. They would be anointed to try each human trafficking case they are given. Ezra 7:10

Laws:

  • New laws: Any gaps in laws that deal with human trafficking would be addressed and changed. Psalm 119:7
  • Current laws: Laws that exist would be enforced and judicial systems would pursue cases of human trafficking. Leviticus 18:5Leviticus 25:18
  • Change laws: Any laws that criminalize the victim would be exposed and changed. Laws around the world would reflect Christ justice and heart for people. Psalm 119:108

Freedom:

  • Victims freed: Any victims that are enslaved because of unjust laws would be found and freed. Luke 4:18
  • Strength: Survivors and victims would have the courage and strength to stand up for justice. They would be freed from the fear of facing their trafficker. Deuteronomy 31:6
  • Survivors: Would find peace and know Christ redemptive power. Ephesians 1:7

Thank you for joining us to pray for the end of slavery. We know that your prayers are changing the world.

 

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Join us for Freedom Thursday

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January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The first month of the year set aside to raise awareness to prevent and stop human trafficking. To launch this month we are starting our new campaign called “Freedom Thursday.” Every Thursday we are asking you to join us to proclaim Freedom to the in four different ways.

Join us weekly or monthly to stand for those who are trapped in slavery. Here is what each Thursday of the every month in 2015 we will be doing.

1St Thursday : Raise Awareness

Join us to raise awareness about the realities of human trafficking. What we want you to do is tell someone about human trafficking, share a story or post a news story on social media. Get the word out that slavery happens in your community.

2nd Thursday: Give

Join us and donate $1.00 or more to a non-profit working to end slavery. Give to your favorite freedom fighter organization. Prayer For Freedom will sponsor a different organization for each month.

3rd Thursday: Pray and Fast

Join us every month to fast and pray for the end of slavery. We have heard miracles of freedom through our prayers and are excited that each month we will be able to fast what God has called us to and pray for the freedom of the 32 million slaves around the world.

4th Thursday: Take Action

Join us every month to take action and use our gifts, talents and passions to end slavery. Upload a video to YouTube, write a poem, draw a picture, create a dance, post a blog, write your legislatures, you name it but use your talents to take action and share freedom Thursday.

Freedom Thursday is a way you can bring change through practical ways that will reflect for justice and freedom.

Many times people have come up to me and ask how they can help bring change no matter where they are from or what they do. Most people don’t have a lot of time to go through the training needed to volunteer or there work schedule is just too demanding. But through Freedom Thursday, everyone can do something and bring change.

We hope you join us every Thursday as we take a stand for justice. If you want to share photos, video’s, art or what you did for Freedom Thursday just #freedomthursday and post them online with the tag.

This wee we are raising awareness to end slavery. Join us and teach others about how slavery still exist and what they can do. Together we can take a stand and change the world.

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Prayers of Awareness and Justice to End Slavery

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When we train new volunteers we ask questions about trafficking cases to find out where our they stands on knowledge and understanding of human trafficking. And to find out if they blame the victim for being trafficked.

Our questions are:

  1. What happened to make the victim vulnerable?
  2. What could have happened to prevent the victim from being trafficked?
  3. Do you think the victim is at fault?

Sometimes the responses are shocking. Like “Why didn’t they just escape?” As if I trafficker made it easy for someone to escape. One of the most common answers to question #2 is to raise awareness. Now I know that awareness is still necessary, but I live in the United States and many people know about human trafficking and slavery. They have seen a movie, watched a crime show or read a novel that depicted slavery. Yet, slavery and exploitation continue and porn use and buying sex is still common.

The problem with awareness is no one seems to be connecting the dots. And I am not positive that the “Hollywood” version of trafficked victim hasn’t done more harm than good. The dots have to be connected if we want to see real change. So this week we are praying for the connections to be made to bring real and lasting change.

This week our prayers are going to focus on these three questions by praying for the opposite.

Protected:

  • Father, help people who are in vulnerable situations to be protected. Keep them safe and away from those who would seek to exploit them. Psalm 27:5
  • Provide for their basic needs. Jobs, food, and medical care. Philippians 4:19 
  • God please help children who are in dangerous situations to be found before they are exploited. Let intervention happen quickly. Psalm 12:7

Justice:

  • God bring justice to victims of human trafficking. Amos 5:24
  • Expose any corruption that is stopping justice. Court systems, law enforcement and Government officials. Leviticus 19:15
  • Help victims of trafficking to be seen as victims and not criminalized. Genesis 16:13

Freedom:

  • Reveal anyone who are trapped in slavery. Ephesians 5:11
  • Help victims find freedom that are trapped by threats and coercion. Luke 4:18
  • Jesus, help them to find healing physically, spiritually and mentally. John 8:32 Galatians 5:1

Please remember to continue to pray for the girls still enslaved in Nigeria. #bringbackourgirls. Thank you for standing with us in prayer we know your prayers are changing the world.

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