Fall Prayer and Fasting Campaign
November 8th-14th, 2015
We believe prayer is essential to see real and lasting change in the world. As we have sought God in prayer and fasting we have seen laws change, people freed and survivors healed. All because we have sought the Lord and asked for justice and freedom.
As we continue to pray for freedom of the 36 million people enslaved we ask that you join us weekly in prayer and twice a year to pray and fast for the freedom of those whose voices have been taken away. This fall our prayer focus is on refugees that have been enslaved and those who are at risk of being victims of human trafficking. We know that our prayers are making a difference and God is listening and responding to us as we cry out for there protection and freedom.
This fall our prayer and fasting campaign will start November 8th through the 14th. We cannot wait to see what God will do in the coming months for justice and freedom. We know that many are not able to fast for physical reasons but we ask that you pray and seek God to see what you could give up during this 7 day period. If you do not feel like there is anything then join us daily in prayer and to seek God for freedom for others. We are fasting to seek the Lord on behalf of others who need to know the love of Christ.
If you would like to give your commitment and pray with us sign up below to receive daily prayer points and keep in touch as we stand in prayer together for real and lasting change.
To sign up email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete this form to get daily prayer request for the campaign.
Day one of our prayer guide
“Freedom for the Enslaved”
Part of the 11th Annual Prayer and Fasting Campaign
“They wandered in the wilderness in a desolate way;
They found no city to dwell in.
Hungry and thirsty,
Their soul fainted in them.
Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
And He delivered them out of their distresses.
And He led them forth by the right way,
That they might go to a city for a dwelling place.”
Right now there are millions of people displaced by war, violence, and poverty. From Syria alone, there are 3.8 million people who have sought a place of safety in other countries and 7.6 who have been displaced by war. In Iraq Christians and the Yazidi are enslaved by the Islamic Militant State. In Asia people are seeking freedom from poverty and violence in Myanmar by entering other countries and traffickers are in wait to enslave them. Other refugees are escaping violence in the nations of Afghanistan, Eritrea, Nigeria, Somalia, and Kosovo. More than 500,000 refugees have arrived in Europe by sea this year. The majority of them are simply seeking the opportunities that Europe provides.
In Refugee camps around the Middle East and Europe traffickers are exploiting these vulnerable people through coercion, threats and violence.
Facts on current refugee crisis:
Syrians registered as refugees: 4,180,631
Christian Iraqi refugees: over 120,000.
Estimated number of slaves in Syria: 260,00
Estimated number of slavery in Iraq: 345,900
Estimated number of slavery in Sudan: 429,000
Estimated number of slavery in Myanmar (Burma): 231,600
A quote from the Islamic State, which comes a dialogue between Human Rights Watch and ISIS on their rights this is what they said:
It is permissible to buy, sell, or give as a gift female captives and slaves, for they are merely property, which can be disposed of as long as that doesn’t cause [the Muslim ummah] any harm or damage.
People have become property that is disposable.
The hearts of people turned toward God and lives transformed through Jesus. For the church to stand together in unity, and raise our voices in prayer for freedom and justice. We have the great ability to bring change through prayer for these people through standing against slavery by knelling on our knees to the God, who is able and willing to bring freedom.
There are many times in our life where we feel helpless and overwhelmed by the problems in our own life and the world. But as Christians we have an amazing opportunity to bring change through prayer. I have seen miracle after miracle of people praying and change happens. Women who had HIV because they were sexually exploited healed completely. Victims of trafficking escaping miraculously from their traffickers, because they prayed and believed people were praying for them. As I walked in prayer around a place known for recruiting girls into trafficking I saw a trafficker who had been arrested previously. He saw me and as I walked by started cursing at me, (although we had never met) I continued and prayed then a few hours later I found out he had been arrested. I was at the local mall.
God has graciously given to us the privilege of being able to pray. Join us this week to pray and fast for the freedom of refugee’s around the world and wait in faith as we see God bring change.
This year when I prayed about what was on Gods heart for the prayer campaign this year. I knew it was for the refugees around the world that are only seeking safety from persecution. As I continued to pray I received the promise of Psalms 107 for this time in history. These scriptures are our guide to proclaiming the freedom for those around the world trapped in slavery through displacement.
Freedom for those trapped in slavery.
Protection and intervention for those at-risk of becoming victims.
Salvation, repentance and redemption for those who are oppressing and enslaving people who have been displaced by war, violence and poverty.
Truth to be revealed and justice to happen for the refugees.
Those trapped in slavery to know the hope and love of Jesus.
Strength for those sharing the gospel in the refugee camps and in hostile countries where they could lose there lives.
Proclamation of Psalm 107
If you would like to join us for a day or a week during our campaign please do it is our hope that as we spend time with God, we will hear and know how to pray and bring change for those in need. Check out the Blog section where we will be updating the prayers daily.
You can download the pdf version of the Freedom for the Enslaved Prayer Guide.
If you would like to join the campaign please fill out the online form.