|Infographic from the Walk Free Foundation|
Today we commemorate the life of Harriet Tubman (c. 1822 – March 10, 1913), a celebrated abolitionist and humanitarian who escaped slavery and guided hundreds of other slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad.
We seek your divine protection for all who are exploited and enslaved.
For those forced into labor, trafficked into sexual slavery, and denied freedom.
We beseech you to release them from their chains.
Grant them protection, safety, and empowerment.
Restore their dignity and provide them a new beginning.
Show us how we might end exploitation by addressing its causes.
Help us reach out in support of victims and survivors of human trafficking.
Make us instruments of your spirit for their liberation.
For this we pray through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.
Prayer from the USCCB's World Day of Peace 2015 handout