St Josephine Bakhita
13 February All day
St Josephine Bakhita was kidnapped as a child and sold into slavery. Her feast day is now observed as the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking. The video below outlines her story.
This prayer was prepared by Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans.
Prayer for All Who are Trafficked
We pray for all who are trafficked.
We ask, Lord, that you strengthen the fragile-spirited
We pray earnestly that all who suffer the loss of freedom
and the indignity of being used to serve the need and greed of others
will be freed and find freedom in a home where they are respected.
Let them experience a love that is tender and good.
We pray for all who exploit others,
that their evil deeds will be exposed
and that their hearts will be changed.
We pray for ourselves, who live in safety and peace
with more than we need
and for all who work against trafficking in humans:
give us the wisdom and courage
to stand in solidarity with all who suffer lack of human dignity.
Help all who work against human trafficking to find ways
to ensure for all the freedom that is your gift to all of us.
We make our prayer through Christ Our Lord.