Please join us! On behalf of the Faith-based Task Force on
Human Trafficking we would like to invite you to join us in an
effort to mobilize prayer around the issue of human
Freedom Friday's Prayer Directive...
now, the largest slave trade in history is taking place
around the world and even in our own city. This slavery,
called human trafficking, is a hidden evil that affects
everyone, but especially women and children. Human trafficking
is cloaked in darkness, confusion, fear, misunderstanding and
control and many who try to take action, feel overwhelmed by
the size of the task. As persons of faith, however, we can
call on an Almighty God who longs for us to join our hearts
and prayers on behalf of those who suffer.
A group of us have committed to making Friday lunchtime a
period of prayer and fasting, specifically to end human
trafficking. Please join us in making a difference in our
Outline of Prayer Initiative to End Human Trafficking:
Prayer and fasting every Friday at lunchtime. This specific
time is to help us be intentional about our prayers, corporate
in our attack, unified in our approach. Through fasting we want
to both identify with the victims of human trafficking in the
world and align ourselves with God's heart in prayer for the
abolishing of it.
Release the Captives Prayer
Prayer weekend poster #1
Prayer weekend poster #2
Prayer weekend brochure
Justice & Worship resource
This is easy. Join our movement by making a verbal/or email
commitment to join us. You can do this alone or get together
with some friends! Send us your commitment to "prayer @ globalgirlnetwork.com"
and we'll send you a bi-weekly email to help give you direction
as you pray.
Weekly, this could be anywhere and everywhere—church, park,
home, coffee shop—anywhere you'd like to meet with those who
are already praying or where you like to pray yourself.
Also, every six weeks we'd like to offer a specific location
around Vancouver and the Lower Mainland where we can have a
corporate gathering of prayer focused on human-trafficking. If
your church would like to host one, please email
Danielle at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Every Friday, though you could pick a different day of the
Please consider joining us in this move to end human
>> more info on what you can do to help end Human Trafficking
available at SA Roots Online...
Prayer guide for August 25 & September 1, 2006
Excerpted from PSALM 24 (Msg):
“Who can climb Mount God? Who can scale the holy north-face?
Only the clean-handed, only the pure-hearted …
God is at their side; with God’s help they make it. This,
Jacob, is what happens to God-seekers, god-questers.
Wake up, you sleepyhead city! Wake up you sleepy-head people!
King-Glory is ready to enter.”
“Nobody gets into heaven without a letter of reference from the
—Reverend James Forbes
Three Victims. Please pray for three victims of human
trafficking who have been surfaced to us these past two weeks.
Pray for wisdom as we walk with them. Thank you, Lord, for
opening doors and allowing us to journey with these precious
souls. We pray for their salvation, that they may see the
Kingdom of God. May they see Your love in us.
The first annual International Weekend of Prayer and Fasting
for Victims of Trafficking: September 29-October 2. Please join
us in prayer for this initiative. Also, we stand together,
petitioning God to “change things, to free captives, to end
these evils, and to guide and empower Christians to serve, to
prevent, to rescue and to restore. For more information, see
Fasting - a little guide
by Major Joe Bailey
My back seems to get up – subtly but firmly – when I hear
people talk about fasting. And when I read of heroes of the
faith and come across references to fasting, I easily make
excuses, “they are the real heroes; surely I’m not called to
such heights of glory.” But, then I remember the words of Jesus
about fasting, including, “when the bridegroom will be taken
from them, then they will fast.” (Mt 9:15) And I think of all
the other ordinary and extraordinary people in Scripture who
prayed and fasted when they were facing difficult or seemingly
impossible circumstances: Moses, Esther, Anna, Jesus, Paul and
many others. Today we face horrific atrocities and unthinkable
brutalities that are done against mostly women and children.
What can I do? I can pray! I can fast! I must intercede and
seek ways to intervene – through fasting and prayer. Together
around the world, we, sisters and brothers in Jesus Christ and
by the Holy Spirit, call on God our Father to bring change.
Scriptural fasting is abstinence from food or certain kinds of
foods. Jesus is one of several people who fasted 40 days and
nights. He and others went without food for that extended time.
Daniel and his three friends fasted from meats and other fine
foods. They continued to eat. (Dan 1:8-17) There are various
ways of participating in a time of fasting. Choose the way that
is right for you. For example, medical limitations such as
diabetes must be taken into account. Whatever you choose let it
be a reminder to you and strength for you to draw near to God
and to intercede on behalf of people victimized by evil. And if
you are so empowered, put on the whole armor of God and engage
in the battle against the forces of wickedness that have
deceived and enslaved people. (See Eph. 6:10-20) Trust God for
great victories, for the victory is already ours in Christ
Jesus, who is Lord of all.
If you are planning on a total fast from all foods except
water, then prepare for it. You may wish to consult with your
medical doctor. Fasting is not advisable for some people. Wean
yourself from coffee several days ahead of time. Get past the
caffeine addiction so headaches won’t incapacitate you. Don’t
overeat the day before starting. Drink plenty of water while
fasting. Variations include replacing some of your water intake
with juices or tea. Get enough sleep. You might consider
keeping a journal. In the early days of a fast you may
experience headaches and hunger pangs. Normally these will
pass. Cover your family, loved ones and workplace in prayer.
Then focus prayers and attention on intercession on behalf of
people victimized by trafficking in persons. Be careful about
extended fasts. You may wish to secure spiritual and medical
guidance. At the end of your fast, don’t overeat. You may wish
to share with others what you learned and what you sensed God
calling you to do about this issue.
For all who participate in this weekend of prayer and fasting,
please also learn about the issues and consider what our Father
calls and empowers you to do.