A Prayer for those trafficked on Super Bowl Sunday
This prayer is from the UMW site to promote increased awareness of the increase of trafficking during the sporting event.
Loving God, we come before you this Super Bowl Sunday, thanking you for the good things that this day represents and what it means to so many people.
However, Lord, we know that we are called to reach out in the midst of our bliss to those for whom such joyful days are few or nonexistent.
Holy One, we pray for those who have been sold into sex trade. We ask that
you send the Comforter to them this day. Please ease their fears, loneliness
and physical pain. Give them hope and help to escape.
Merciful God, although it is hard to do, help us show mercy to those who are
profiting from this trade and to the poor families who sell their little girls to
the traders. We ask that you turn them from their sinful ways and help them
see a way to repentance.
Glorious Creator, please bless and uplift those in the battle against this
horrible sin. You know that it is frustrating, hard and sometimes dangerous
for them to take a stand. Please give them hope, continued courage and
protection from anyone or any system that works against them.
Lord, give us, your servants, the courage to comfort the abused, confront
the abuser and support those who are at the front lines of the struggle. We
ask these things in the name of your son Jesus the Christ.
Thanks, Becky Warnock, UMDeaconess, UMW Social Action Chair