Prayer

Our prevention work begins and ends with Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus has come to set the captives free (Luke 4:18), and we are praying daily for the end of human trafficking in all parts of the world.

There is no greater weapon against human trafficking than prayer.

This truth has been proven to us many times as we have rallied supporters and joined in prayer with friends from all across the United States and around the globe. From the rescue of those enslaved to the closing of brothels to the restoration of young women who are now free, we have seen His powerful works in response to prayer.

Every month we choose a city from around the nations on which to focus our prayers. These cities are chosen for their high volumes of trafficking or because we see a need to raise awareness about an issue hidden from the general population. Every Monday, the International House of Prayer focuses all of their intercession sets in the 24/7 prayer room on the ending of human trafficking and related issues. Join the International House of Prayer and Exodus Cry every Monday night at 8:00pm CST for two hours of worship and prayer to intercede for Exodus Cry’s prayer focuses; join the prayer room live at ihopkc.org/prayerroom.

We’re praying for the city of

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Nestled between tropical forests and pristine beaches, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is a premier tourist destination best known for its stunning landscapes, beautiful beaches, and its rich history and traditions. The city is also known for its annual Carnival festival, and its winning bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. As one of the most iconic cities of Brazil, Rio is a bustling metropolis with more than six million inhabitants. Thousands more will stream into the city from all over the globe during the Olympic games, which will take place August 5 through August 21.

Read more about Rio › City in Focus Archives ›

Red light prayer: pray for the ending of red light districts each time you stop at a red light. Get the decal to help you remember.

Red. Stop. Pray.

1. Father, we ask that you would protect each child who is living on the streets in Rio. Would you place them in families and set them in the safety for which they yearn.

2. God, we ask that the anti-trafficking efforts that are taking place in Rio would be successful and that local law enforcement would be able to see the crime and stop it from happening.

3. Jesus we are asking for new anti-trafficking legislation in Rio that would foster the protection of women and children and curb the demand for commercial sex.