Reader: God, you do see; you see every trouble, every cause for grief; you will hear the desire of the meek; you will strengthen their heart, you will incline your ear to do justice for the orphan and the oppressed, so that those from earth may strike terror no more. ~ Psalm 10

Leader: God of life, truth and freedom, we come into your presence and ask you to hear us as we pray…

Our response is: Liberate them from oppression

  • For child laborers, child soldiers and children exploited in pornography, we pray: R.
  • For young girls and women exploited on the streets: R.
  • For all men, women and children enslaved, betrayed and abandoned: R.

Our Response is: May justice reign in our day

That the perpetrators and organizers of human trafficking turn away from their unjust ways, we pray: R.

  • That the millions of people trafficked will experience freedom :R.
  • That government leaders, corporate directors and all that serve the public will address the systems that make human trafficking possible: R.

Our response is: We come as a people of hope

We believe in hope that working together as a community we can Stop the Demand for human trafficking. R.

  • We are strengthened by what we have learned and commit to act on behalf of justice: R.
  • We are chosen, we are called and we are committed to Stop the Demand and end human trafficking: R.

All: God, give us the wisdom and courage to stand in solidarity, so that together we will find ways to the freedom that is your gift to all of us.

Amen.

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