Pray through the Scriptures

For the Victims

Strength and Salvation

Psalm 138:7 Though I am surrounded by troubles, you will preserve me against the anger of my enemies. You will clench your fist against my angry enemies! Your power will save me.

Isaiah 40:29 He gives power to those who are tired and worn out; he offers strength to the weak.

Luke 19:10 For the Son of man came to seek and to save the lost.

Protection, Freedom & Justice

Psalm 82:4 Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked

Psalm103:6 The LORD works vindication and justice for all who are oppressed.

Psalm 146:7 who executes justice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets the prisoners free

Hope and Healing

Psalm 40:1-2 I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.

Jeremiah 30:17 For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, says the LORD, because they have called you an outcast: ‘It is Zion, for whom no one cares!’

Jeremiah 31:17 There is hope for your future, says the LORD, and your children shall come back to their own country.

For the Traffickers

Conviction, Repentance and Salvation

Isaiah 55:7 let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, that he may have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Romans 5:6-8 While we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. Why, one will hardly die for a righteous man–though perhaps for a good man one will dare even to die. But God shows his love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.

2 Timothy 2:25 correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant that they will repent and come to know the truth,

Criminal Networks to be Dismantled

Psalm 7:9 O let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish thou the righteous, thou who triest the minds and hearts, thou righteous God.

Psalm 37:17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken; but the LORD upholds the righteous.

Psalm 37:20 But the wicked perish; the enemies of the LORD are like the glory of the pastures, they vanish–like smoke they vanish away.

Oppressors to be Arrested and Prosecuted

Isaiah 16:4 let the outcasts of Moab sojourn among you; be a refuge to them from the destroyer. When the oppressor is no more, and destruction has ceased, and he who tramples under foot has vanished from the land,

Jeremiah 22:3 Thus says the LORD: Do justice and righteousness, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor him who has been robbed. And do no wrong or violence to the alien, the fatherless, and the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place.

Amos 5:15a Hate evil, and love good, and establish justice in the ga

For Governments

Corruption to Cease

Deuteronomy 16:19 You shall not pervert justice; you shall not show partiality; and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of the righteous.

Amos 5:12 For I know how many are your transgressions, and how great are your sins–you who afflict the righteous, who take a bribe, and turn aside the needy in the gate.

Zechariah 8:16 These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another, render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace,

Implementation of Just Legislation

Proverbs 8:15 By me kings reign, and rulers decree what is just;

Proverbs 29:4 By justice a king gives stability to the land, but one who exacts gifts ruins it.

Nehemiah 9:13 Thou didst come down upon Mount Sinai, and speak with them from heaven and give them right ordinances and true laws, good statutes and commandments,

Discernment n Forming Alliances

1 Kings 3:12 behold, I now do according to your word. Behold, I give you a wise and discerning mind, so that none like you has been before you and none like you shall arise after you.

Proverbs 3:21 My son, keep sound wisdom and discretion; let them not escape from your sight,

Ecclesiastes 4:9,12 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him. A threefold cord is not quickly broken.

For the Church

To Prevail

Isaiah 60:1-2 Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the LORD will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you.

Matthew 5:13-14 “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trodden under foot by men. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid.

Matthew 16: 18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it.

Advocates and Laborers to Emerge

Psalm 94:16 Who rises up for me against the wicked? Who stands up for me against evildoers?

Proverbs 31:8 Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those who are perishing.

Matthew 9:37 He said to his disciples, “The harvest is so great, but the workers are so few.

To Unite Against Injustice

Psalm 133:. Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!

John 17:23 I in them and you in me, all being perfected into one. Then the world will know that you sent me and will understand that you love them as much as you love me.

Romans 15:5 May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus,

Against Root Issues

Poverty

Proverbs 14:21 He who despises his neighbor is a sinner, but happy is he who is kind to the poor.

Isaiah 58:7 Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?

Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good tidings to the afflicted; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;

Greed

Joel 3: 3,5,6 and have cast lots for my people, and have given a boy for a harlot, and have sold a girl for wine, and have drunk it.” For you have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried my rich treasures into your temples. You have sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks, removing them far from their own border.

Luke 12:15 And he said to them, “Take heed, and beware of all covetousness; for a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

1 Timothy 6:10a For the love of money is the root of all evils;

Prejudice

Deuteronomy 28:12 The LORD will open to you his good treasury the heavens, to give the rain of your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hands; and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.

Psalm 115:5 They have mouths, but do not speak; eyes, but do not see.

2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that you may always have enough of everything and may provide in abundance for every good work.

For the Consumers

Against Perversion

Romans 1:24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves,

Revelation 22:15

Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and fornicators and murderers and idolaters, and every one who loves and practices falsehood.

Ephesians 4:19 they have become callous and have given themselves up to licentiousness, greedy to practice every kind of uncleanness.

For Conviction, Confession and Repentance

John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Galatians 5:24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

2 Timothy 2:25 correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant that they will repent and come to know the truth,

For Healing, Redemption and Salvation

Romans 6:22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the return you get is sanctification and its end, eternal life.

Isaiah 53:4 Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.

Ephesians 2:4-5 Among these we all once lived in the But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),

For Increased Global Awareness

The Reality of Trafficking is Unveiled

Mark. 4:22 For there is nothing hid, except to be made manifest; nor is anything secret, except to come to light.

Luke12:2 2 Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.

Ephesians 5:13 but when anything is exposed by the light it becomes visible, for anything that becomes visible is light.

For Strategies To Raise Awareness

Psalm 25:4 Make me to know thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths

Prov. 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

For People to be Stirred to Action

Isaiah 58:6-7 “Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? 7 Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?

James 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

James 2:16-17 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what does it profit? So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.

Resource: A21 Campaign

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