IJM Prayer Request

January 26, 2019

“But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.”

— Amos 5:24

Africa

Pray for IJM Ghana’s Justice Concert, which will feature local musicians and artists performing and displaying art about justice.This event is being put on in partnership with a Christian creative arts ministry, and will include messages about God’s call to his church to be active in ending injustices like slavery. Pray for these performers and artists to continue using their platforms to share about issues of justice, and pray for attendees to be inspired to take part in ending slavery in Ghana.

Latin America

Fervently pray for newly appointed local authorities in the Dominican Republic and ask for God’s favor over our team. Pray for blessings, guidance and for wise advisors to surround them as they take on their new responsibilities. Specifically pray for these new authorities to be moved to tirelessly work to bring an end to sex trafficking of children and young women in their country.

South Asia

Please pray for follow-up on a rescue operation this week that freed two young families from slavery at a rice mill. These families — including five children — were forced to work for the last three years under an abusive owner. They are thrilled and relieved to be free now, but must now re-learn how to make choices and support themselves. One of the children also has some partial hearing loss due to lack of medical care at the mill. Pray that our aftercare team and the government can help them adjust to normal life, get medical care and meet their needs in this precious time.

Southeast Asia

Please pray for IJM’s team in Bangkok as we work with our partners to bring cases of trafficking in the Thai fishing industry to light. Pray that we are able to support Thai law enforcement effectively, so together we can find and rescue workers who are victims of trafficking — even as they’re moving between ports and fishing boats — and to bring their traffickers to justice.

IJM HQ & Global Partners

IJM has partner offices in Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands and the U.K.

Please join us in thanking God for our athlete partners who are using their platform and influence to rally others to seek justice. Ask God to give them creativity and persistence as they build awareness about the scope of modern-day slavery and cast a hopeful vision about how to end slavery in our lifetime.