Freedom Thursday; Prayer and Fasting

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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.

This week we are praying and fasting for freedom for those enslaved around the world in slavery.

 

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Prayers for Freedom 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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Giving on Freedom Thursday

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2nd Thursday: Give

On Thursday’s we like to have people join us for practical ways where everyone can do something to end slavery. This Thursday it is to give. Once a month we like to give to another organization that is involved in the fight against human trafficking.

This month we decided to give to “Mountain Child” they help raise awareness of human trafficking and provide education for those at-risk of being trafficked in Nepal. Right now the danger is even more intense as people that were already vulnerable are now more vulnerable to traffickers lies and tricks because of the earthquake that struck on April 24th and another 7.4 magnitude quake that hit May 12th.

 

 

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Prayers of Prevention, Justice and Healing to End Slavery

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Thank you all for standing with us in prayer to end slavery, we know your prayers are changing the world. As we stand in prayer this week to fight against this horrific human right abuse our prayers will be focused upon prevention.

One of the main problems of human trafficking right now are the prejudice that people have against the victims. Maybe a victim of human trafficking made a unwise decision that still cannot justify the actions of the trafficker. An example, a 14-year-old girl was at the mall it was closing time and it was raining outside. No one showed up to pick her up; she was in and out of Child Protective Services. I man in his late 20’s drove up and persuaded her to get in the car. She was raped given drugs and sold for two weeks.

When the case came to court the man was given probation. I believe the prejudice against the girl and the decision she made to get in the car were factors in court case. We can’t justify evil by one person’s bad decision. We cannot justify wrong. When I read this story I was infuriated, it makes no sense that a child could be seen as the one at fault. I started to read comments about the story, and many people felt that she should have known better than to get in the car. This is a dangerous way of justifying wrong. It is also one of the reasons that children are being criminalized when they should be seen as the victim.

This week we will share more stories about this injustice that is happening in the court system and around the world. As we learn about injustice we have to remember that our hope is always in Jesus and when we pray change happens.

Prevention:

  • God help children and vulnerable populations know the dangers of human trafficking and the ways traffickers deceive. Psalm 5:11Psalm 111:10
  • Wisdom & Decisions: Help children and families to make wise decisions about their children’s future. Deuteronomy 4:6
  • Let awareness be raised in high-risk communities. Nehemiah 4:15

Justice:

  • Decriminalization of Victims: Help victims to be seen without prejudice, regardless of race, gender, economic background, caste or village they are from. Proverbs 18:5
  • Expose Corruption: Bring to light corruption happening that causes victims to be criminalized. 2 Peter 1:4John 8:12
  • Convictions: Let traffickers be caught and brought to justice. Psalm 5:4, Proverbs 21:15

Healing:

  • Mentally: God heal victims that have suffered mentally by isolation, exclusion and criminalization. Reveal your love to each one of them. Isaiah 58:8
  • Physically: Heal victims of human trafficking of all physical pain they have received through being enslaved. Heal them of HIV, or any diseases they have contracted. Matthew 4:23Luke 9:6
  • Spiritually: Let them know the love of Jesus and His resurrection power to heal all of their suffering. Heal any broken heart they have suffered from the abuse. Jeremiah 33:6

Thank you for praying with us at Prayer for Freedom, we are so grateful for you and your prayers. We are also praying that you will know God’s love in a deeper way. Join us this week as we continue to address the issue of criminalization of victims and how we can bring change.

 

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Freedom Thursday

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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.

Awareness is key in the fight against this atrocity and raising your voice can bring change.

 

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Prayers for Justice in the Court System

IMG_0558The 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 and in America victims are criminalized. 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
  • Wisdom: That laws would protect women, children and men. Any laws that prevent that would not be passed. No one would become a casualty of new laws and fall between the gaps.

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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Prayers of Prevention and Intervention to End Slavery

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Thank you all for standing with us in prayer to end slavery, we know your prayers are changing the world. As we stand in prayer this week to fight against this horrific human right abuse our prayers will be focused upon prevention.

One of the main problems of human trafficking that we have currently seen is the prejudice that people have against the victims. Maybe a victim of human trafficking made a unwise decision that still cannot justify the actions of the trafficker. An example, a 14-year-old girl was at the mall it was closing time and it was raining outside. No one showed up to pick her up; she was in and out of Child Protective Services. I man in his late 20’s drove up and persuaded her to get in the car. She was raped given drugs and sold for two weeks.

When the case came to court the man was given probation. I believe the prejudice against the girl and the decision she made to get in the car were factors in court case. We can’t justify evil by one person’s bad decision. We cannot justify wrong. When I read this story I was infuriated, it makes no sense that a child could be seen as the one at fault. I started to read comments about the story, and many people felt that she should have known better than to get in the car. This is a dangerous way of justifying wrong. It is also one of the reasons that children are being criminalized when they should be seen as the victim.

This week we will share more stories about this injustice that is happening in the court system and around the world. As we learn about injustice we have to remember that our hope is always in Jesus and when we pray change happens.

Prevention

Justice

Intervention:

  • Children who are at risk would be protected from traffickers. Joshua 24:17
  • Intervention would happen for anyone that is about to be trafficked. Exodus 6:1
  • Victims would find freedom. Romans 8:21

Thank you all for your continued prayers for justice and freedom we know your prayers are changing the World. As we pray for justice this week we ask that you would continue to pray for the school girls in Nigeria that are still being held captive. We must never forget these girls or their families. #BringBackourGirls.

 

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Freedom Thursday prayer and fasting to end slavery.

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Prayer and Fasting

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because theLord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners”

Isaiah 61:1

Thank you for joining us for Freedom Thursday. This week we are praying and fasting for freedom for the 35.8 million people that are trapped in slavery.

In 2013 a research paper was released about the prevalence of human trafficking in the world. The study revealed that 29.8 million people were enslaved, the number for 2014 is 35.8 million people around the world are being used like property everyday. Many of them are children.

We know that prayer changes things and brings freedom. So today we are standing up for freedom for each child, woman and man that is part of the 35 million.

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Prayers of Justice, Freedom and Salvation to End Slavery

 

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At Prayer For Freedom we believe that only Christ can change the hearts of men. And when He changes them they will never be the same. So in every program, project and event we have it’s essential that freedom in Christ is the center. In all of our work from prayer to prevention programs we know that only Christ love is able to bring change and justice.

Right now there are 29 million slaves in the world and that number sadly is growing. As awareness is growing which prevents slavery blatant acts of injustice are happening as well, like the 200 school girls still enslaved in Nigeria by terrorist. And the women in Iraq who were taken and reportedly sold by the terrorist group ISIS. Change starts in our minds and hearts but that change can be for evil or for good.  One idea that is a lie can start a chain reaction where the end result is injustice. Just one simple idea, dark eyes are better than light eyes, light skin isn’t as nice as dark skin. Lies that turn into thoughts that become a belief, then a system in which injustice, intolerance and abuse breeds.

But the great news is when salvation comes into a life so does justice. Because justice starts with Jesus.

“He will not fail nor be discouraged, Till He has established justice in the earth; And the coastlands shall wait for His law.”

Justice

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

Salvation:

  • Survivors and victims would know the love of Jesus. Romans 8:39
  • Traffickers would repent and free the people they have enslaved. Acts 2:38
  • Revival would start around the world and people would know who they are in Christ. Free people. Matthew 3:2

Thank you for praying with us to end slavery we know your prayers are changing the world.

 

 

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Prayers of Freedom for Nigerian School Girls

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This week on April 14th marks one year the school girls in Nigeria were taken by the terrorist group Boko Haram. As Nigeria finished the election last month the now the president-elect Muhammadu Buhari will be sworn in on May 29, in the first-ever democratic change of power in Africa’s most populous country and its top economy.

Right now there are conflicting reports on what has happened to the girls. So this week our focus will be on freedom for them and others trapped by slavery. For the girls to be found and returned to their families. And for healing for the families that have been trapped by slavery.

Freedom:

  • God bring freedom to the girls that are trapped in slavery by Boko Haram. Isaiah 61:1Isaiah 8:10
  • Release the right people to intervene on the part of the girls and bring them freedom. Amos 5:15Amos 5:24

Give strategic intervention to free these girls and prevent other attacks.

Healing:

  • Mentally: God heal victims that have suffered mentally by isolation, exclusion and criminalization. Reveal your love to each one of them. Isaiah 58:8
  • Physically: Heal victims of human trafficking of all physical pain they have received through being enslaved. Heal them of HIV, or any diseases they have contracted. Matthew 4:23Luke 9:6
  • Spiritually: Let them know the love of Jesus and His resurrection power to heal all of their suffering. Heal any broken heart they have suffered from the abuse. Jeremiah 33:6

Return

  • Girls and boys taken by terrorist groups around the world would be freed and united with their families.
  • Bring closure to the families that have children taken by terrorist and traffickers.
  • Help families to continue to have hope for their future and their children. Jeremiah 29:11

Thank you for standing with us in prayer we know that your prayers are changing the world. Please continue to remember all the people taken by this group and #bringbackourgirls.

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