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

 

The feet of slaves

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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Freedom Thursday: Giving to International Justice Mission

Freedom_Thursday_REV_2-2We are so excited that it’s freedom Thursday!

JOIN US and Give.

It’s the second Thursday of the month and the time where we donate to other organizations fighting for freedom. One of the reasons we give to others is to stand  united against human trafficking. To us it’s about standing up and giving to others who are fighting along side of us, to have a collaborative attitude for justice. So join us today!

Today we are giving to one of the best organizations fighting for justice-International Justice Mission. This organization has been helping to set others free for years. They are committed to see justice for those oppressed by poverty, injustice, and slavery.

We are praying for them and giving to bring change.

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Prayers of Justice and Freedom to End Slavery

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This week I was training new volunteers to work in our prevention program with children. In each training we ask questions about trafficking cases to find out where our audience 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.

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. 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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Freedom Thursday; Taking Action for Change

Freedom_Thursday_REV_2-2Today is Freedom Thursday and we are raising awareness and taking action to end human trafficking and slavery today. Then April 6-10 for the week of action with International Justice Mission.

Today we are asking you to join us to take the “100 postcard challenge” with International Justice Mission. We are committing to get 100 people fill out postcards that stand for freedom by asking our family, friends, neighbors and churches to join us and stand for justice and freedom.

If all of us take a stand and advocate for change it will happen. We can bring change to the 35 million people living in slavery. One persons choices makes a difference. Your life makes a difference so join us in the fight against slavery.

ACT TO END SLAVERY

The End Modern Slavery Initiative Act of 2015 could change everything.

Right now, the United States has the chance to launch a massive global initiative to end slavery. To get started, our elected officials need to know you care about people trapped in slavery and you want the U.S. to take action.

STAND FOR FREEDOM WITH US:

  1. SIGN this petition by clicking ACT NOW below.
  2. JOIN the Week of Action from April 6–10.

IJM freedom commons website

Join us all next week as we join other organizations to stand up for justice and advocate for freedom.

 

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Prayers of Freedom for the 35 million enslaved

IMG_2761At 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 35 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.”
Isaiah 42:4
Justice

  • Corruption and terrorism would be exposed and unaccepted in the world. 2 Peter 2:20
  • Law enforcement & prosecutors would be trained to address human trafficking. 2 Chronicles 26:13
  • Victims of slavery would not be criminalized. Leviticus 19:15 Deuteronomy 16:19

 

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. 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 for Justice and Freedom for the Enslaved

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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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Freedom Thursday; Prayer and Fasting

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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 Freedom for Enslaved Children

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In Joshua 1:9 the Bible says, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

As we stand in prayer to end slavery there are two things we have to be, strong and courageous. Strong in our fight to continue no matter what statistics we read or when we look into the eyes of children that are or have been or are being trafficked. And courageous to know, God is fighting the battle before us for those enslaved.

These two words have been the theme for this year and I can honestly say this year I have seen more injustice than I ever knew existed. I have met and prayed with girls that have been raped by fathers, forced into sex slavery and other girls that have no tangible hope for a future. Through all of it I have known more hope and faith in God, I have seen God speak to children longing for hope. I’ve seen angry boys choose Jesus and start to find joy; I have seen girls 8 and 9 years old forgive the people who raped them. Miracles of God, and signs that God will be with us wherever we go. Join us this week to pray for more miracles.

Abolitionist:

▪   God give all the people that are fighting for freedom strength and courage to continue. Joshua 1:9

▪   Provide financial security for there work. Isaiah 58:11

▪   God protect everyone that is standing up for victims. Psalm 42:3

Freedom For Children

▪   God bring freedom to children that are trapped in slavery. Romans 8:21

▪   Give them courage and strength to never give up hope. Joshua 1:9

▪   Any death or curses that might have been spoken over them replace with life and truth through Jesus. Psalm 56:13

Change in Society

▪   Empathy and compassion would be shown towards victims of slavery. Psalm 102:13

▪   Children would be valued by Society.

▪   Revival would begin in places renown for human trafficking. John 4:43-45

Remember as you face the challenges and problems of this week that God says, “be strong and courageous” He is fighting for you wherever you go. Thank you for taking time to pray for freedom for those enslaved your prayers are changing the world.

 

 

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