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.
- 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.
- 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 4:23, Luke 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
- 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.
We 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.
Today 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:
- SIGN this petition by clicking ACT NOW below.
- 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.
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 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.”
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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”
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.