Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, which is part of Human Trafficking Awareness Month.
An estimated 2.5 million children, the majority of them girls, are sexually exploited in the multi-billion dollar commercial sex industry.
National human trafficking hotlines receives more calls from Texas than any other state in the US and 15% of those calls are from the Dallas- Fort Worth area.
Human Trafficking is happening – around the world and in our own backyards.
I’d love it if you checked out those links and learned about the issue. That would be super swell. The main reason I’m writing today, though, is to urge you to join me in one super simple step you can take.
Not just once or twice, but every day.
For a few years now I’ve had an alarm set on my phone that goes off at noon every day and simply says, “pray.” When it does, no matter what else I’m doing, I pause for a second and at least say a super quick prayer for the end of human trafficking. I mean, seriously sometimes it’s a super crazy moment and all I manage is, “Father God, please end human trafficking.” Other times I’m able to spend more time in prayer, and I’ll also pray for my family and friends and whatever is on my heart.
Maybe it’s a smidgen lame to have to have an alarm set to remind me to pray…but, you guys, I am NOT one of those super awesome prayer warrior types who gets down on my knees for hours a day and prays for all the things. I wish I was, but I’m just not. Maybe I’ll be more awesome someday, but for now, I have an alarm, and I pray for the end of Human Trafficking every day.
Join me, won’t you? It’s so easy, and I believe prayer makes a difference…even one second, alarm reminded prayers. 🙂