Thursday, 3 April 2014

Prayer for Thursday 3rd April 2014

Today, from our church family, we pray for Iris Collins.

Although slavery was abolished more than 150 years ago, today there are 27 million people in slavery across our planet.  There are people enslaved in bonded and forced labour; there are children enslaved in forced labour; there are men, women and children trafficked for the sex industry;  there are people enslaved because they have been born into the wrong caste.  Tearfund have launched a new anti-slavery initiative in India called “Oasis” and there are many other organisations trying to end this hideous injustice.  Together with them we pray:

“Lord, we lift up to you men, women and children everywhere who have been trafficked.  Please move in power to free them.  Surround them with your love.  We know their suffering breaks your heart as it breaks ours.  We also bring before you families who feel powerless in the grip of poverty.  Please provide for their needs, so they can keep their children safe.  Thank you for the amazing work of our Tearfund partners in India who are setting captives free.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.”  (Tearfund) Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

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