This week we are praying for children to be freed and protected from all forms of slavery. UNICEF estimates say 300 million children worldwide are subjected to violence, exploitation and abuse including the worst forms of child labour in communities, schools and institutions; during armed conflict. Children right now are being used in forced labor, child soldiers, sex slavery and sold for their body parts.
They are used to harvest coffee, chocolate, seafood, cotton, forced to beg and in dangerous mining. They are also being recruited as soldiers, sold as sex slaves and used for their organs and blood. This atrocity is not just happening in a few countries it is happening around the globe.
I know that our prayers together can change the realities that children are facing. Prayers that change the world are prayers that are prayed. This week we will change the world of children throughout the world from the U.S. to Africa then Asia.
- Freedom for children that are enslaved. ”that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.” Romans 8:21
- Protection of children that are at risk of being trafficked. ”But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.” Psalm 5:11
- Physical, spiritual and mental healing for children that have been enslaved. Philemon 1:25 ”The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.”
Thank you all for taking time to pray for children to be freed from slavery. Your prayers are changing the world. We are praying for you to know how much you are loved by God.
Let us know what prayers you are praying for children this week.