Intercessory Prayer

As we begin a week of Prayer to End Human Trafficking, may we be inspired to act in our local communities to support and protect survivors of human trafficking, we pray to the Lord.

For reflection

  • As Catholics, we believe in the dignity of every human life and vigorously oppose human trafficking and modern-day slavery as it contravenes basic human
  • There are an estimated 40.3 million victims of modern-day slavery worldwide. Of these, 25 million are victims of labor or sex trafficking and 15 million are people trapped in forced marriages. In Texas, at any given time, there are approximately 234,000 victims of labor trafficking.
  • Human trafficking happens in every community and can involve commercial sex, forced labor or domestic servitude. This video by the US Department of Homeland Security provides an overview.

Call to action

Distribute this prayer card dedicated to St. Josephine Bakhita, who was a victim of human trafficking.

Watch this video produced by the Texas Attorney General’s office. How can you “Be the One?”

Graphics and social media posts

Facebook & Instagram: Human trafficking happens in every community and can involve commercial sex, forced labor or domestic servitude. Watch this video from the Department of Homeland Security to learn more: www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign/videos/general-awareness  #TexasPraystoEndHT

Twitter: Watch this video to learn about how human trafficking occurs in every community: www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign/videos/general-awareness #TexasPraystoEndHT

Facebook & Instagram: As Catholics, we believe in the dignity of every human life and vigorously oppose human trafficking and modern-day slavery as it contravenes basic human dignity. Join us in prayer this week to #EndHumanTrafficking. #TexasPraystoEndHT

Twitter: Join us in prayer this week to #EndHumanTrafficking. #TexasPraystoEndHT