I want you to meet a dear friend of mine, Christine Caine, who works with the A21 Campaign to rescue victims of human trafficking. Today is Christine’s birthday and I couldn’t think of a more perfect gift than to launch a prayer campaign for her ministry.
Will you join me for the next 31 days to invest prayers that will make a powerful difference for the silenced, suffering and enslaved? Watch this video and then write out your first prayer for the work of the A21 Campaign in the comments below.
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Pray for Victims
Day 1: Lord, today as I pray for the A21 Campaign, the word I’m focusing on is “Protection.” God, please protect those who have been taken and are currently enslaved. Please help them. Show them a safe way of escape. Help A21 workers or trustworthy government officials find them. And then, as they escape, blind the eyes of those who would want to impede the rescue. In God’s Powerful Name we pray, Amen.
Day 2: For their protection, freedom, and justice:
Psalm 82:4, Psalm 103:6, Psalm 146:7
Day 3: For their strength and salvation:
Psalm 138:7, Isaiah 40:29, Luke 19:10
Day 4: For their hope and healing:
Psalm 40:1-3, Jeremiah 30:17, Jeremiah 31:17
Day 5: Lord, today as I pray for the A21 Campaign, I’m once again focusing on “Protection.” Jesus, protect these young girls, women, boys and young men being trafficked today. Please put conviction in the hearts of those holding these dear ones hostage. Send a searing pain into the hardened hearts of these captors so that they may open their eyes and see the wrong they are doing. Bring alive their conscience and give them the courage to set free their captives. And help those being held hostage find safety in one of the A21 transition homes or another place of restoration. Protect them spiritually, physically, and emotionally as they learn to be empowered to live in freedom. In God’s Powerful Name we pray, Amen.
Pray for Traffickers
Day 6: For conviction, repentance, and salvation:
Isaiah 55:7, Romans 5:6-8, Timothy 2:25
Day 7: Lord, as I pray for the A21 Campaign, the word I’m focusing on today is “Prosecution.” Help the leaders of A21 and other organizations who are working to prosecute the traffickers and strengthen the legal response to human trafficking. Please provide the right legal counsel for every victim so their voices can be heard and justice can be served. In Your Powerful Name we pray, Amen.
Day 8: For criminal networks to dismantle:
Psalm 7:9, Psalm 37:17, Psalm 37:20
Day 9: For the oppressors to be arrested and prosecuted:
Isaiah 16:4, Jeremiah 22:3, Amos 5:15a
Day 10: Lord, as I pray for the A21 Campaign, I’m once again focusing on “Prosecution.” Help the A21 Campaign send a strong message with every arrest and prosecution of the sex traffickers, that this is not okay. This horrible injustice will not go unnoticed and it will not go unpunished. Give them wisdom to know how to find trustworthy officials and legal representation to send a strong warning to all those participating in the criminal acts of sex trafficking. In Your Powerful Name we pray, Amen.
Pray for Governments
Day 11: For corruption to cease:
Deuteronomy 16:19, Amos 5:12, Zechariah 8:16
Day 12: For implementation of just legislation:
Proverbs 8:15, Proverbs 29:4, Nehemiah 9:13
Day 13: For discernment in forming alliances:
1 Kings 3:12, Proverbs 3:21, Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Day 14: Lord Jesus, today as I pray for the A21 Campaign, I ask for justice for the innocent and freedom for the enslaved. I pause right now and stand in the midst of safety and ask for safety to be restored to those who are in danger and being abused. Lord, bring to my mind today reminders to keep praying for those who wonder if anyone is looking to help them. Please give them hope and help through our prayers. In God’s Powerful Name we pray, Amen.
Pray for the Root Causes
Day 15: Against poverty:
Proverbs 14:21, Isaiah 58:7, Isaiah 61:1
Day 16: Against greed:
Joel 3:3-6, Luke 12:15, 1 Timothy 6:10a
Day 17: Against prejudice:
Genesis 1:27, Psalm 45:9, Galatians 3:28
Day 18: Lord, Jesus, as I pray for the A21 Campaign today, my heart breaks at the reality that every 30 seconds another human becomes a victim of human trafficking. This is a massive, horrible reality. I am but one person but Lord, You promise my prayers are powerful and effective. So, I stand today and ask that power and effectiveness be unleashed in the war against sex trafficking today. Help the A21 Campaign to see results like they’ve never seen in the history of their ministry today as my prayers, our prayers, do serious battle on behalf of those in desperate need. In God’s Powerful Name we pray, Amen.
Pray for Global Awareness
Day 19: The reality of trafficking is unveiled:
Mark 4:22, Luke 12:2, Ephesians 5:13
Day 20: For strategies to raise awareness:
Psalm 25:4, Proverbs 3:5-6, Isaiah 55:9
Day 21: For people to be stirred to action:
Isaiah 58:6-7, James 1:22, James 2:16-17
Day 22: Lord, today as I pray for the A21 Campaign the word I’m focusing on is “Prevention.” Jesus, please help those who are raising awareness though schools, orphanages and universities to connect with those at risk. In the power of Your name, I pray today many young people will become aware of the dangers and warning signs so we can prevent trafficking before it begins. In God’s Powerful Name we pray, Amen.
Pray for the Church
Day 23: For the church to awaken to the issue:
Isaiah 60:1-2, Matthew 5:13-14, Matthew 16:18
Day 24: For advocates and laborers to emerge:
Psalm 94:16, Proverbs 31:8, Matthew 9:37-38
Day 25: To unite against injustice:
Psalm 133, John 17:23, Romans 15:5
Day 26: Jesus, Jesus, Jesus… sometimes we don’t need any more powerful prayer than simply uttering Your name over and over again. Lord, I whisper Your name into the spaces of need with the A21 Campaign. Jesus, help them. Jesus, empower them. Jesus, provide for them. Jesus, protect them. Jesus, strengthen them. In God’s Powerful Name we pray, Amen.
Pray for the A21 Campaign
Day 27: For divine favor:
Psalm 5:12, Psalm 90:17, Luke 2:52
Day 28: Lord, Jesus, as I pray for the A21 Campaign today, I ask specifically that a mom who is praying for her daughter she believes was taken to get good news today. I pray her daughter is found, rescued, and returned home. Lord, help the A21 Campaign workers see the fruit of their efforts today in this miraculous way. In God’s Powerful Name we pray, Amen.
Day 29: For divine wisdom:
Proverbs 4:7, Proverbs 16:16, James 1:5
Day 30: For divine provision:
Deuteronomy 28:12, Psalm 111:5, 2 Corinthians 9:8
Day 31: Lord, I ask you to protect Christine Caine, her staff, and her family as they work every day to prevent trafficking, protect those who have been trafficked, prosecute the traffickers, and partner with local law enforcement agencies around the world to see this injustice abolished. Today, we ask Your angel armies to surround them, guard them, and empower them to fulfill this mission. In God’s Powerful Name we pray, Amen.