Almighty God, our hearts break with the injustice in the world. We grieve that there continue to be people made in your image that are caught up in slavery through human trafficking. We confess our participation in a system that enables slavery through the clothes we wear, the food we eat, and the drinks we share.
Make us your hands and feet in working to break open the systems of power that keep people enslaved.
Work through us. With Isaiah we cry out to you:
“Isn’t this the fast I choose: releasing wicked restraints, untying the ropes of a yoke, setting free the mistreated, and breaking every yoke? Isn’t it sharing your bread with the hungry and bringing the homeless poor into your house, covering the naked when you see them, and not hiding from your own family? Then your light will break out like the dawn, and you will be healed quickly. Your own righteousness will walk before you, and the Lord’s glory will be your [defense].”
— Isaiah 58:6–8 CEB
Break your light into the darkness of Human Trafficking, that all may be set free so that “justice [will] roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.”
— Amos 5:24 CEB
We pray in the freeing and powerful name of Jesus, Amen.