Prevention › 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 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.
Rio has produced several world-renowned soccer players and is also home to the largest soccer stadium in Brazil. The massive Maracana has the capacity to hold almost 75,000 fans. When the World Cup arrives this summer, Rio de Janeiro is expected to draw fans in record numbers. As a result, the city is scheduled to host seven games, including the final game on July 13th. This is more games than any other host city in the country.
Amidst the history, culture, and natural beauty, there is a darker side to Rio de Janeiro. The city has a well-established commercial sex trade frequented by locals and tourists alike. It is legal to purchase sex throughout Brazil, so sex tourism is generally accepted. In fact, prostitution has been recognized as an official occupation since 2002.
Read more about Rio de Janeiro, Brazil › 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.
1. Father, we ask that you would protect each child who is living on the streets in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 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 de Janeiro 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 Brazil that would foster the protection of women and children and curb the demand for commercial sex.