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

Chisinau, Moldova

The capital city of Chisinau is located in the heart of the Republic of Moldova. Chisinau is the country’s largest metropolis and has experienced much conflict in its long history, including World War II and the rise and fall of the Soviet empire. The city holds a deeply Christian tradition and is considered to be among the greenest capitals in all of Europe. But behind its beauty and rich history lives an insidious human trafficking industry.

Moldova has long been known as a source country for human trafficking, meaning that a large number of women and children are lured from their homes in Moldova and sent to other countries around the world for the purpose of forced prostitution. The victims are exported to the United Arab Emirates, Russia, Turkey, Greece, Jordan, Israel, and other locations throughout Europe and western Asia.

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