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 chose 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. Each week, we gather with hundreds of abolitionists from around the world to pray for an end to sex trafficking. You can join us, whether alone or with a group, LIVE at 8pm CST.

This month we’re praying for the city of

Svay Pak, Cambodia

Svay Pak, an ethnically Vietnamese village near Cambodia’s capital city of Phnom Penh, is internationally known as an epicenter for child sex-trafficking and has been called the “shipping yard” because of the ease in which children are moved in and out for trafficking purposes. When the sources of the trafficking problem are identified, the situation becomes even more heartbreaking. In Svay Pak, as in other Cambodian villages, the traffickers are often the children’s own parents.

A glimpse into a typical family’s story better explains the situation in Svay Pak, one of the poorest places in Cambodia. Approximately half of the population lives on less than $2 a day. In this story, a family was deep in debt because they were unable to afford their living costs. When the family could not pay their debts, a loan shark who had previously loaned them money began making threats. In response to the threats and with no source of income, the mother began the process of selling her daughter.

Read more about Svay Pak, Cambodia › 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 Svay Pak. 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 Svay Pak 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 Svay Pak that would foster the protection of women and children and curb the demand for commercial sex.