International Day of Prayer to End Human Trafficking
God of goodness and love,
we thank you for the beauty of all creation
that reflects your goodness and blessing.
We especially thank you for creating woman and man in Your own image –
calling us to be your Presence in our world today.
Unfortunately, O God of Love,
we have lost the sense of deep respect and loving care for all people.
Our country, our world has embraced a culture of greed and power
which expresses itself in the crime of human trafficking
degrading the beauty and dignity of the human person.
Empower us, O God, to honor and respect every person we meet.
Give us courage and wisdom to join in the efforts
to bring an end to this terrible crime of human trafficking.
Give us courage to speak out for justice, for a change of heart for all.
Especially we lift up in prayer the women and girls,
men and boys, who are being trafficked.
May they be freed from this slavery and
experience deep healing of body, mind and spirit
May we join in efforts to bring healing and peace and renewed dignity to all.
We pray also for a change of heart for the traffickers
who use human beings as a commodity.
May their passion for greed and power
be transformed into loving respect.
Empower us with courage and wisdom to bring an end to this degrading crime,
We thank you, God, for who we are –
made in Your image of love and goodness.
Give us what we need to reflect Your goodness, peace and love to all.
We pray with trust, in Jesus name. Amen
~Sr Celeste Wobeter, ND, Chair of Education Committee of Coalition on Human Trafficking