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.