Last night, Carol and I attended a dinner program which featured speakers from the Guardian Group, an organization that has dedicated itself to ridding America of sex trafficking. The facts and figures the speakers presented to us were eyeopening:
- Human trafficking is currently the second largest & fastest growing crime industry
- It reportedly generates a profit of $150 billion every year
- The average age of entry into the commercial sex industry in the US is 12 years old
- At least 100,000 to 300,000 youth are at risk for commercial sexual exploitation annually in the US alone
- 80% are female and half are children (More facts can be seen here.)
My prayer today:
Lord, I fast before You and pray that You will loose the bonds of wickedness, undo the straps of the yokes, let the oppressed go free, and break every yoke of the sex trafficking industry on our children in America. (Based on Isaiah 58:6)
What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you today?
Join with me on Thursdays to fast and pray for America.