Friends, we sorely underestimate the value and importance of prayer. Apart from God we can do nothing—nothing at all—to roll back the violence and oppression in our world. Whenever I am tempted to think that I accomplish anything in my own power, it is time to get on my knees and thank God for His grace. As you pray, you’ll want to specifically remind God of His many promises to protect, defend, and deliver orphans from their trouble and distress. God’s heart is delighted when we pray the Word of God back to Him in our own words. Ask God to fulfill His promises to orphans, and to position you exactly in the spot where you can make the greatest difference.
Priceless 5 Day Devotional
Day 1: Deceit
Marina, from Priceless, represents thousands of girls across the world. Girls who have had all hope stolen from them. Girls who have spent their whole life in an orphanage and as early as fourteen years old they get kicked to the streets to fend for themselves. Girls wondering where their next meal is going to come from. Girls spending cold nights dreaming of better life. These girls are approached by nice looking men, the first person who has looked at them kindly in months. The men tell the young girls everything they want to hear. They tell them that they will give them a promising job. The job will be an opportunity to nanny in a foreign country making more money than the young girl ever dreamed possible.
Imagine yourself (or your daughter):
living on the streets. Imagine the hopelessness of not having a job and living on the cold streets. Imagine your dreams for a better life and what they would include. Imagine having no one to turn to for comfort or advice. Now, imagine yourself being approached with a job opportunity-one that sounds too good to be true. What do you have to lose? Maybe, just maybe, your life is going to turn around like you’ve always dreamed.
Unfortunately, this job is not a nanny or waitress job after all. What these girls do not know is that they are going to be trafficked and forced into a life of sexual slavery.
Priceless Chapters 6-11
Statistic to think on today:
Every 2 minutes, a child is being prepared for sexual exploitation
Scriptures to study:
Psalm 43:1 – Vindicate me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation; rescue me from deceitful and wicked men.
Psalm 120:2 – Save me, O LORD, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues.
Psalm 144:11 – Deliver me and rescue me from the hands of foreigners whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceitful.
Pray that the Lord will close the eyes of those seeking vulnerable girls to traffic
Pray that the girls’ eyes would be opened to truth and they would flee
For the full Priceless 5 day devotional CLICK HERE.