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Father, please help these victims of trafficking who are suffering every day. Free them, Lord, and help those who are working to free them.
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Analysis. A network of human-trafficking experts came to Washington, D.C., this week for a string of meetings on Capitol Hill, and I was able to speak with them.

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You may find it unbelievable, but sex trafficking is a major problem in the world — and yes, even in the United States.

The State Department says thousands of women are trafficked into the U.S. each year. This is happening right under our noses!

I spoke with one of those advocates for “the least of these” this week, because this is critical. How can we intercessors not rally around them?

The young woman I spoke with explained that their work goes on around the world, and that they respond to global crises to intervene.

“Our team in Mongolia does monitoring of the China-Mongolia border and are able to divert women who are being trafficked into China for workforce labor and for sex,” she said. “When the war broke out in Ukraine … I went on a scouting trip and witnessed trafficking.”

Of course, the group has many needs, but relationships and resources are top of mind.

“Law enforcement partnerships have always been central to our work from the very beginning — that, and partnerships with the local church,” she said. “We are very grateful for their support of our congressional representatives in the House, Senate and around the country to advance these efforts and to see many people recovered from human trafficking. We are also grateful for the tremendous resources the federal government has put toward this issue and believing for full funding for the work.”

So, the prayer is for blessing on their efforts; for better relationships with law enforcement, local churches and political leaders; for full funding for their efforts; and that the captives would be set free!

As we pray and battle on a range of political issues here in America, let’s not forget that there is a great evil both here and abroad that we can all rally against.

“At any given time in Texas, 79,000 youth and minors are victims of sex trafficking,” my source said. “All throughout the Bible, God raised up people to stand against injustice and exploitation: Joseph, Esther, Nehemiah, and Jesus Himself. When looking at an injustice of this magnitude and financial entrenchment, it always feels impossible to see its downfall. But with God all things are possible!”

Would you be willing to ask God what you can do in addition to praying? Is this an issue in which you can take a more active role? Is God calling you to be an advocate for the least of these, for those who do not have a voice?

This particular group I spoke with started in an American town and was able to shut down every illicit massage parlor in the area with the help of local law enforcement. That could be you!

With that in mind, let us pray:

-Father, rescue Your sons and daughters! Set free those who are in bondage. Reveal Yourself as the deliverer, Lord!

-Father, help these advocates who are working tirelessly to stop the kingdom of darkness and to save these victims. Give them wisdom, grace, financial blessing, answered prayers, and love for those they are helping. 

-Show me how I can help be a part of the solution, Lord. I am willing to help, Jesus!

Verses to press into as you pray into this issue:

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me’ ” (Matthew 25:40 NIV 2011).

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36 NIV 2011).

How are you praying about trafficking, both for the victims themselves and for the people working to free them? Share your prayers and scriptures below.

Casey Harper is a writer in the Washington, D.C., area who covers national politics. He has worked for The Daily CallerThe Hill, and Sinclair Broadcast Group. Casey’s work has appeared also on Fox News and Fox Business, and in Washington Examiner and USA Today. He is a graduate of Hillsdale College. Follow him on Twitter: @CaseyHarper33. Photo Credit: Tim Tebow Foundation on Unsplash.

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November 3, 2022

Father God we NEED YOU!!! You know all participants in the USA in sex-trafficking….many names of those in government are associated with these EVIL DEEDS and You God KNOW THEM. Our prayer is that you will totally STOP THIS EVIL action against humans, expose those involved, and heal the young people being trafficked. Satan, get behind us …. You have NO ACCESS to our young boys and girls so they are no longer abused in such UGLY OF THE UGLIES DASTARDLY DEEDS. Come quickly Lord Jesus! HELP US WHO ARE YOUR CHILDREN…no more persecution because you have rescued them and our evil world. We await your coming again , meeting your saints in the air! In Jesus name we pray, Amen!

October 31, 2022

Lord save & protect, Under the shadow of Your wings we take refuge!

Nelda Oakley
October 30, 2022

Lord rescue the victims of every kind of trafficking. Let them know that they are victorious through you. They need your healing, deliverance, and restoration. Give favor to all those helping those trafficked with authorities, governments, and everyone involved. Place your warring angels around the children and adults who are victims to this horrendous evil. Lord your justice for those traffickers! In your mighty name Jesus.

Kathleen LaFountain
October 30, 2022

Oh. Father, there are so many issues that need prayer. I thank you for those who have undertaken to pray and work on this issue. We join right now and pray for your mighty angels to assist in the spiritual battle and the practical battle. Jesus You came to set captives free and we believe You can work to set more of those who have been ensnared in this deplorable activity. We pray You would also bring those involved to repentance. You want to save them and transform them into your servants of righteousness! Nothing is too difficult for You and You see every individual involved and how to reach them. Thank You in Jesus name!

October 29, 2022

Father God,
We believe that You are setting the captives free. In the Mighty name of JESUS!

Gail Wood
October 29, 2022

The perversion is a sick and purely Satanic war against women and children.
There is human trafficking world wide, and it is epic.
As Christians, our minds don’t think upon the horror and sick things people do. God told us that we were to try and become more like Him each day and to not take on even the appearance of evil.
I think too many have buried their heads in the sand. I know that Every time I pray, I pray against the horrible evil, that all of those responsible will be captured and that their victims will be rescued.
Someone mentioned about the babies. I heard about this on a Christian program about six months ago. I won’t go into details, but I never knew that even the babies were sold for such a sick purpose.
There just are no words to fully express how sick this makes us feel and if it weren’t for God, completely helpless. Those people are depraved and detestable!!
When you think humans have become as base as they can, you learn about this horror.
Sexual trafficking is not all that they are used for. Many are used for slave work. They have long hours with rarely even a bathroom break. Entire families are taken in China. Many of the products that are sold in our supermarkets are processed and packaged by China’s slave labor.
I never buy those products. This is also practiced here and worldwide.
Every time there is a football game, college or pro or any sports event that draws large crowds, the traffickers are there.
You can sell and illegal drug only once but a human, they can sell over and over.
One of the major truck stops in our area had a very high chain link fence put up to keep the Lot Lizzards out.
We as God’s children are called to the front line of prayer defence for these people who are trafficked and for those that are little children and babies.
I think a great idea is, if we can get enough ladies together in our towns for a prayer group dedicated to praying and waging war against human trafficking.

Father God, we come before You and plead for the people and for the little ones and babies who are taken. Father God we implore You to embolden our Government and Law Enforcement who are Christians and those who care to be empowered by You Lord to destroy those responsible for the travesty and such ungodliness. Bring these people before You Father for Judgement.
Show us what to do Father God in order to make a difference, to bring this horrific assault against the people You created and love.
We know Father that every person that You created was created with a purpose that You chose for them . Please Father God, do not let this vile, evil, reprobate scrum continue to rape and abuse and destroy Your creations. Call forth strong and mighty men and women and those in high places in Law enforcement and Government to stand the ground and fight along side Your Military Angels to bring about and end to this trafficking and that these captives will be able to be released to the life You planned for them and that along with Your healing power and deliverance and the right programs, that they would be delivered by Your own mighty Right Arm!
We know that these people will need deliverance and healing and that only You can repair and heal them and make them every bit whole again in body, mind and spirit. Set them free Oh Lord that they will live to declare the mighty works of the Lord.
Ease their fear and suffering Father and draw them to You Daddy.Please minister to the families who are missing their children and loved ones Lord.
In Jesus precious name,

Herb Johnston
October 29, 2022

Lord, I pray that everyone who is involved in sex trafficking Lord would come to their senses, and repent, – and at the same time Lord I pray that you would bring to Justice all those who are committing these horrible crimes.. the story here at the bottom by a woman only identifying herself as Mom- Lord, reveals to us how evil and determined the satanic beings are Lord.. Lord let not anymore human beings turn themselves over to satan.. in this long battle- and Lord let your guardian angels be in our communities- and in our homes,guarding our families Lord.. Lord please give parents and family members the courage and strength to not give up- in protecting their family and doing whatever is necessary.
Help us to learn what that is- Lord and thank you for the law enforcement officers that are involved in this- and for the work they are doing ..and I pray you would protect them as well-,in Jesus mighty name, Amen

Karen Secrest
October 29, 2022

It’s hard to believe everyone isn’t aware of this evil

We have professional sports in our ttown. It’s known thar every big event brings in the cartels who set up shop. Drugs and sex traffic is a billion dollar business.
The last meeting of rescuers I attended they were targeting teen boys and girls many who were run aways that had been captured by professionals. These kids worked. truck stops. One trickle r in the me e ting said they put signs on their trucks saying no lizards..
A sting had just bee completed where 138 teens and younger had been rescued and plac e d i.n shelters. The youngest was an 8 month baby girl who didn’t make it. through surgery.
If we now have 5 million illegals in this country and 10% are known criminals what does that constitute for the general population.
Police in our ‘hood known as t of the players but its like the cockroach
. You try to contain..
It’s interesting that today USPS has said there is so much theft It’s not wise. to us r the outside blue mail boxes
.At a time when critical elections might clear the swamp..

October 29, 2022

Our story is long and raw but I will be as brief as possible. One of daughters was sex trafficked this summer.

A handful of family and friends (and a network of prayer warriors who did not know us but a friend posted to their intercessor ministry) were pleading in prayer with us for her rescue. By God’s miraculous grace there was a sliver of opportunity for her to get out and she came home. (They had already given her a new name and were taking her out of state.) Early morning after her first night home they came after her! First they called my cell and then my husbands (they had her phone) demanding money for her! Then they followed us from our home and blocked my car in trying to get her out of my car. Again, God provided an escape.

It was beyond traumatizing! She and I fled in the middle of the night and went to the opposite side of the country. The sex trafficking detective working her case told me we still needed to be vigilant, even on the opposite side of the country because of the level of violence with these evil people.

My whole point in sharing a tiny bit of our story is (1) God did the miraculous and we give him all the glory (2) sex trafficking is real. If you knew our family you would be stunned to know it happened to us! (3) The power of prayer can never be underestimated. (4) Pray! Pray! Pray! (5) Keep your eyes open. It really is all around us. She and a large group of girls were being kept in a beautiful house in a gated community. (6) Pray for the victims of trafficking – that they would find healing in Christ alone. . PS She is now at a facility far from home working on healing.

    Gail Wood
    October 29, 2022

    Thank you for sharing your and your family’s story,
    You are and amazing Mom and thank God that your daughter has escaped and is now safe.
    I ask God to bless you all with complete protection and that your precious daughter recovers and that God has something so special prepared for her.
    God bless all of you and know that there are many of us out here who are praying diligently.

October 29, 2022

Lord, we pray that those who are complicit in human and child sexual trafficking in the government, in the churches, para-church organizations and law enforcement would be exposed. Shine the Light of Your Truth on these wolves disguised as sheep and bring them to destruction. We thank you for those who have been exposed and brought down. Give your children discernment to judge situations correctly and be spiritual warriors, innocent as doves wise as serpents, for those used to feed the insatiable appetite of the god of this age, the deceiver.

October 29, 2022

We command the spirit of perversion greed and addiction, jezebel, Baal and all their cohorts to retract they’re claws off our children. We cover all the children with Your Son’s blood that was bought at a precious price. We send heavenly hosts to destroy those demons controlling those involved in these crimes against You and humanity. Holy Spirit go to each child with whispers of hope and courage. We also pray for all those who have been corrupted that each one would be convicted and fall to their knees in repentance. Father, greet them in supernatural experience give them either glimpses of Heaven or hell so that they know You are real and seek Your face. We declare freedom for every living soul. Bring the billion soul harvest. Prepare is to collect and nurture, being able to serve as Your hands and feet delivering demons, providing care and lots of love. Put a fire in our hearts to intercede like Ephesians 6 tells us, in the spirit at all times in all seasons.

    Herb Johnston
    October 29, 2022

    Lord- “send your Holy Spirit to each child with Whispers of Hope and courage”..Amen, Glory Hallelujah!!

Mildred Hall
October 29, 2022

I am horrified to see that 79,000 are trapped! An organization called NCOSE working against such exploitation evidently needs more power in prayer and support.

October 29, 2022

Father God you see what’s going on with this evilness and what your children are doing against these innocent children Lord stop them immediately protect these innocent children that are being attacked every day Lord free them from the prison of hell in Jesus name I pray


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