January 7, 2020
National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
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TODAY’S GH15 POST:
We applaud President Donald J. Trump who has made the following declaration on December 31, 2019 for the month of January 2020. You can read the entire proclamation here. This is an excerpted version:
“Human trafficking erodes personal dignity and destroys the moral fabric of society. It is an affront to humanity that tragically reaches all parts of the world, including communities across our Nation. Each day, in cities, suburbs, rural areas, and tribal lands, people of every age, gender, race, religion, and nationality are devastated by this grave offense. During National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, we reaffirm our unwavering commitment to eradicate this horrific injustice.
“Human trafficking is often a hidden crime that knows no boundaries. By some estimates, as many as 24.9 million people ‑- adults and children — are trapped in a form of modern slavery around the world, including in the United States. Human traffickers exploit others through forced labor or commercial sex, and traffickers profit from their victims’ horrific suffering. The evil of human trafficking must be defeated. We remain relentless in our resolve to bring perpetrators to justice, to protect survivors and help them heal, and to prevent further victimization and destruction of innocent lives.
“My Administration is committed to using every available resource, strengthening strategic partnerships, collaborating with State, local, and tribal entities, and by introducing innovative anti-trafficking strategies to bring the full force of the United States Government to help end this barbaric practice once and for all. In January 2019, I was proud to sign both the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act and the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, reaffirming our commitment to preventing trafficking in all forms.
“This month, we renew our resolve to redouble our efforts to deliver justice to all who contribute to the cruelty of human trafficking, and we will tenaciously pursue the promise of freedom for all victims of this terrible crime. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 2020 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, culminating in the annual observation of National Freedom Day on February 1, 2020. I call upon industry associations, law enforcement, private businesses, faith-based and other organizations of civil society, schools, families, and all Americans to recognize our vital roles in ending all forms of modern slavery and to observe this month with appropriate programs and activities aimed at ending and preventing all forms of human trafficking.” (President Donald J. Trump)
“The Sovereign Lord has filled me with his Spirit. He has chosen me and sent me to bring good news to the poor, to heal the broken-hearted, to announce release to captives and freedom to those in prison.” (Isaiah 61:1; GNT)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Thank the Lord that President Trump has engaged our national government in the war against human trafficking in America.
- Our nation will additionally work to end it globally. Pray that our government entities will develop wise strategies to deal with this.
- Pray for better security at our borders. This is one way to curtail the tide of trafficked people in from other nations.
- Intercede for the victims of human trafficking on U. S. soil. They may be sexually exploited or exploited as cheap labor. This must stop!
- Decree that those who are trafficking people in your community will be exposed, arrested, tried and convicted. Declare their victims will go free!
- Intercede for organizations that work to assist the victims. Consider supporting them in some way, if you can. Here and here are some.
A prayer you can pray:
Lord, I am so grateful that President Donald J. Trump has reaffirmed the stand he took last year to end human trafficking in America. Those that have been captured and exploited by others must be set free. Grace our nation to be the leader in ending this travesty worldwide, Lord. Give our government leaders and agencies wise ways to help stop this nationally and internationally. Start with the protection of our borders, so traffickers will find it impossible to bring their prey to our soil.
Place this issue on the hearts of Believers across the nation. We must all be on the lookout in our communities for those who use other people sexually or in labor for selfish financial gain. We decree that those trafficking in our cities will be exposed, found out, arrested, tried and convicted. There will not be any way for them to hide or get away. Raise up the educators to help train police departments and other emergency responders to recognize signs of trafficking.
We weep for those who have lost so much of their lives to this injustice. Give them justice. Bring those to them who can provide healing. Cause Isaiah 61:1 to be our reality and let us help the captives to go free, physically, emotionally and spiritually. We say, “Whom the Son sets free is free indeed! End this in America, Jesus!” Amen.
We will no longer tolerate human trafficking in the United States of America! We are going to see it end.