January 13, 2022

Published January 13, 2022 by St Matthews Lutheran Church in Daily Message

January is Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month 

Throughout this month, pray for those victimized by human trafficking, which disproportionately affects women and girls. Pray for an end to this global tragedy, and pray that all who suffer its abuse, injustice and oppression will find freedom, healing, support and safety, especially in our communities of faith.

                                                                        Prayer Ventures, Living Lutheran

God of liberation, you saw your people as slaves in Egypt and delivered them from captivity; you see works of violence and weep. Relieve the suffering of all who are experiencing or have survived abuse or violence. Grant them peace of mind and a renewed faith in your protection and care. Protect us all from the violence of others; help us to bring offenders to justice; keep us safe from the weapons of hate; and restore us to tranquility and peace; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

            Adapted from ELW, Prayers, Pastoral Care, Used by permission, Lic 27833