Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Rapha's 40/40 Campaign (Week 5)

Join Rapha in prayer for anti-trafficking work and workers.

Day 29. Sovereign Lord, may the United States government help fund prevention and recovery programs throughout the world.
Day 30. Mighty Defender, lead countries throughout the world to embrace the rights of women and girls.
Day 31. Holy God, stop governments from being corrupted by profiteering from trafficking.
Day 32. Kind Shepherd, help those who were once rescued but have fallen back into dangerous habits and lifestyles find their way back into the light.
Day 33. Holy Lord, help both men and women to manage their sexuality in ways that will honor you.
Day 34. Pray that those who have devoted their lives to serving survivors will grow in their professional development and become more effective.
Day 35. Pray that God will lead you in how you might get involved in responding to this evil and those affected by it.

And if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday. The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. (Isaiah 58:10,11)

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Rapha's 40/40 Campaign (Week Four)

During our 40/40 Campaign, we're encouraging our supporters to take forty days to pray about this issue and our ministry. And we're asking that during this time you consider donating an additional $40 to the ministry of Rapha House. Thank you for caring and making a difference.

Prayer Focus
Day 22. Target a specific country or area, and pray for the defeat of the sex industry in that area.
Day 23. Gracious God, lead more Christian men to get involved in combating this evil.
Day 24. Lord Jesus, help the men of your church to seek purity and to renounce all forms of pornography and sexual exploitation of women.
Day 25. Precious Redeemer, may survivors not only experience emotional healing but come to see how you can redeem their pain and use it as a way to minister to others.
Day 26. God, help survivors lead the way to spiritual renewal in their own communities and lands.
Day 27. Merciful Lord, may survivors be able to establish healthy marriages and families of their own.
Day 28. Loving Father, may survivors see themselves with the value that you place on each of them.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Rapha's 40/40 Campaign (Week Three)

Seven More Days and Seven More Ways to Pray
Day 15. God, raise up business leaders who’ll create new opportunities to eliminate the economic burdens that make people vulnerable to slavery.
Day 16. Precious Father, bring spiritual revival in places that are hotbeds for human trafficking.
Day 17. Sovereign God, bring traffickers to have a Damascus road experience that awakens them to the Lordship of Jesus.
Day 18. Lord, help other Christian and humanitarian organizations dedicated to the eradication of human trafficking, including the Salvation Army, World Vision, Justice for Children International, International Justice Mission, USIM, among others.
Day 19. Most Holy Judge, let traffickers be prosecuted and brought to justice.
Day 20. Sovereign Lord, lead governments and local law enforcement to make prosecuting this crime a priority.
Day 21. God, raise up leaders throughout the world to be the voice for those whose voices cannot be heard.

"Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?" (Isaiah 58:6)

Please consider giving a $40 gift to Rapha House during our 40/40 Campaign. Thank you.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Rapha 40/40 Campaign (Week Two)

Forty Ways to Pray to End the Nightmare of Human Trafficking

During our 40/40 campaign, Rapha House is calling upon individuals and churches to pray about this issue of human trafficking. And we are inviting our friends and supporters to donate $40 to Rapha House sometime during these 40 days.

Day 8. Our Father, may a generation of survivors of trafficking become the new freedom fighters who’ll combat this evil and minister to victims who are still being exploited.
Day 9. Lord, we ask that Rapha House will be able to cultivate safe Christian foster care homes for young survivors within their own country.
Day 10. Gracious God, help churches and Christians to embrace this work as the work of the church.
Day 11. Sovereign Lord, may the United States government continue to influence countries to eradicate human trafficking from within their borders.
Day 12. Blessed Creator, may the US staff of Rapha House and the Rapha House Freedom Foundation be visionary in reaching and helping more victims to find healing and freedom.
Day 13. Our Protector, help the Cambodian staff of Rapha House and the Rapha House Freedom Foundation be protected from harm and to work effectively without growing weary in doing good.
Day 14. Father, supply the financial and human resources needed for this work.

“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!” (Isaiah 49:15 )

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Rapha Launches Its 40/40 Campaign

During our 40/40 Campaign, we’re calling on Christ’s church to respond by praying about the tragedy of human trafficking. And we’re encouraging caring individuals and churches to give forty dollars to Rapha House sometime during the forty days from September 28 to November 6.

Here are some of the 40 Ways to Pray:
1. Father, grant safety and success to the individuals and organizations that are rescuing victims of human trafficking.
2. Lord, allow Rapha House to establish more shelters to serve and care for rescued children.
3. Sovereign God, lead countries to be committed to justice for victims and the abolition of this violation of human rights.
4. Our God, guide Rapha House in creating housing, education and business opportunities that will allow survivors to live independent lives.
5. Lord Jesus, bring emotional healing to survivors.
6. God, raise up quality Christian men and women to serve in the various dimensions of this ministry.
7. Precious Lord, we ask that survivors will come to know Jesus as their Savior and Redeemer.

The LORD works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. (Psalm 103:6)

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