General Linda Bond has called The Salvation Army to pray for peace and for victims of sex trade trafficking. A Sunday in September has been set aside for each prayer focus – the fifth year that this has happened.
On September 18, the international forces of The Salvation Army and friends are being called to “Prayer for Peace.” The verse chosen for this emphasis is Matthew 5:9 (NIV)-“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”
The General has issued this call for prayer. Peace has remained an elusive part of the world’s understanding and community.
As “children of God,” we can come together and decide that peace is the answer, that unity is what we want.
On September 25, the General’s call to prayer is focused on victims of sex trade trafficking. The verse chosen for this focus is John 10:10 (NIV)-“I have come that they may have life.” In 2009, Teen Identity, a girls’ empowerment grouped based in Atlanta, GA, released a PSA video that chillingly connects the victims of sex trafficking with their stats. During this video, they estimate 500 girls are trafficked for sexual exploitation every month. And, if matters could not be worse, this number is only for the Atlanta area!
Storm and I urge you, your friends, and your family to join with us on September 18th and 25th to pray for change, to pray to make a difference!