Prayer to End Human Trafficking
O God, when we hear of children and adults deceived and taken to
unknown places for purposes of sexual exploitation,
forced labor, and organ ‘harvesting’, our hearts are
saddened and our spirits angry that their dignity and
rights are ignored through threats, lies, and force.
We cry out against the evil practice of this modern slavery,
and pray with St. Bakhita for it to end.
Give us wisdom and courage to reach out and stand with
those whose bodies, hearts and spirits have been so
wounded, so that together we may make real your
promises to fill these sisters and brothers with a love
that is tender and good. Send the exploiters away
empty-handed to be converted from this wickedness,
and help us all to claim the freedom that is your gift
to your children. Amen.