Prayer to End Human Trafficking
Creator of us all, our words cannot express
what our minds can barely comprehend
and our hearts feel when we hear of children
and adults deceived and transported to unknown
places for purposes of human greed.
Our hearts are saddened and our spirits angry
that their dignity and rights are
being transgressed through threats, deception
and force. We cry out against the
degrading practice of trafficking
and seek ways for it to end.
Strengthen the fragile-spirited and
broken-hearted. Make real your promises
to fill these our sisters and brothers with a love
that is tender and good and send the exploiters
away empty-handed. Give us the wisdom
and courage to stand in solidarity with them,
that together we will find ways to the freedom
that is your gift to all of us. Amen.
—Gen Cassani, SSND
used with permission