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

Houston, Texas

As the most populated city in Texas, and the fourth most populated city in the USA, Houston is a bustling metropolis with an enormous demand for prostitution. The word “Houston” was the first word ever spoken from the moon and the city has become world famous for its space and science programs. However, what Houston is not as well known for is its booming “hidden in plain sight” sex industry.

In addition to strip clubs, street prostitution, and escort prostitution, scattered throughout Houston are a vast number of “cantinas” (mexican bars) that are fronts for brothels, and places where sexual exploitation and trafficking flourish. A local anti-trafficking organization estimates that the number of brothels and cantinas are estimated to be upward of ONE THOUSAND in the larger Houston area!

Read more about Houston › City in Focus Archives ›

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Red. Stop. Pray.

1. Father, we ask that you would protect each child who is living on the streets in Houston. 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 Houston 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 Houston that would foster the protection of women and children and curb the demand for commercial sex.