(By Rev. Tim Schwartz) — Let us pray for all of our American Baptist missionaries, both home and around the globe, who are working faithfully to stop the scourge of human-trafficking. Please pray for wisdom, strength, empathy, courage and hope to fill their hearts and minds as they seek to bring many beloved women, men and children out of these entrapments. Pray for those “children of God” who are being rescued from the evil that surrounds them. Let us pray that they would feel the love of Christ as our missionaries help them and love them unconditionally.
Please pray for the members of our Region task force on this issue, who are working together to bring us new information and share new ways that we can help in this battle against humankind. May we continue to pray that we might be lights in the darkness and do all we can to speak out against this continuing tragedy. Let us live our lives and work for justice for those who are affected by this pernicious evil that enslaves so many in our world.
As the scripture says, “Defend the weak and fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.” Psalm 82:3 (TNIV)
“Defend the weak and fatherless;