IJM Prayer Requests

“You, LORD, will keep the needy safe and will protect us forever from the wicked, who freely strut about when what is vile is honored by the human race.”

— Psalm 12:7-8

Africa

  • Pray for an ongoing case against an abusive police officer in Kenya that will resume next week. The two IJM clients in the case were with a third man, who was shot and killed by a police officer. The two surviving men were arrested and falsely charged with theft. IJM successfully represented the men to be acquitted, and the trial against the police officer is proceeding. Please pray for the safety and protection of staff and witnesses, and for justice to be done in this case.

Latin America

  • Please pray for our team in the Dominican Republic, as this week they began their first training with external Aftercare Case Managers. Our team is training a dozen staff from CONANI, the Dominican equivalent to Child Welfare Services, to meet one of the county’s biggest needs to address sex trafficking: specialized training. This training is part of a system reform project, and aims to build capacity among social workers and physiologists so they can better serve survivors of sex trafficking. Pray that CONANI staff members will be transformed by this training both personally and professionally.

South Asia

  • Please pray for two girls who were rescued from sex trafficking on Monday and are beginning their healing journey. These 15-year-olds are both from a community that traditionally encourages women into prostitution, so they have grown up with a distorted view of their worth and futures. We are so grateful police helped rescue them from abuse this week, but we will need God’s intervention to help them recover their dignity and self-worth. Pray for our aftercare team and partners meeting these girls in their time of need.

Southeast Asia

  • Praise God for justice in Cambodia: In the first three quarters of the year, the IJM team helped secure convictions against 18 people for labor trafficking crimes. There were several different types of slavery cases, including young women trafficked to China as brides, students deceived by a fake educational opportunity and forced instead to work in a factory, and men trafficked into Thailand’s fishing industry. Praise God for the Cambodian courts that have ruled justly, especially considering how these cases involved collaboration with other countries to track down evidence, witnesses and even the criminals themselves.

IJM HQ & Global Partners

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

  • Please ask God to bring the right people to join IJM’s team, both for positions at our Headquarters and in our Field Offices around the world. Pray for wisdom as our Recruiting Team reviews applications and interviews candidates, seeking to bring the women and men on board who will help make justice for the poor unstoppable.

Rebound Prayer Requests

Pray for wisdom going into our highest need time for financial support.  Pray that God will speak to those who have means to give financially to support Rebound.

For a Roots mom whose 1 year old son is in ICU at Children's Hospital, suffering from a critical case of croup.  That God's healing hand would be upon this little boy, and the peace of the Holy Spirit would comfort the family.

Pray for a homeless couple who attend Roots and are expecting a child - that resources would become available soon, allowing them to find housing.  Without housing, they will have to relinquish the child to CPS.

Pray for a Nooksack Valley family - dad did time in prison, and is now doing all he can to get his kids back.  The children were given up by their mother to their maternal grandparents, who would like to prevent dad from having involvement with them.  Pray for a volunteer to facilitate supervised visits.

For all of our families - holidays are a difficult time for people who have experienced, or are experiencing, trauma.  It is a time when isolation is exaggerated by the expectations of our society.

Pray for the dynamic of the Roots volunteers in Nooksack Valley, that they would continue to bond between themselves, and with the kiddos they are serving.

Please pray for Comfort & Joy - that this important fundraiser would successfully raise the money Rebound needs to run our Roots programs, which have now expanded into three areas.