December Series: A prayer for GRACE

When people speak of great men, they think of men like Napoleon - men of violence. Rarely do they think of peaceful men. But contrast the reception they will receive when they return home from their battles. Napoleon will arrive in pomp and in power, a man who's achieved the very summit of earthly ambition. And yet his dreams will be haunted by the oppressions of war. William Wilberforce, however, will return to his family, lay his head on his pillow and remember: the slave trade is no more.
--Lord Charles Fox from the movie: Amazing Grace

I know so well how easy it is to be angry and spiteful toward someone that has wronged me. How much more difficult must it be to have grace for someone that is forcing you to be less than human?

I can only imagine the struggle that endures and how difficult it is to recover fully when you are filled with anger and hatred. Even when the feelings may be justified.

Join me in praying for grace for the victims of the sex trade today.

"Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God."
Romans 5:1-2

God of grace,

wash over the people that are being trafficked. Let them know your overwhelming grace for those that have done you wrong. Help them to know that grace for their captors as well.

Even though their situation is so incredibly unfair, help them to extend grace to their captors, that they might be overwhelmed with conviction and guilt for what they are doing.

Help them to know the grace that you have for them as well, let them extend grace to themselves - that they might not be laden down with guilt and shame, but stand firm in your grace!

Free them through your grace and comfort them with the peaceful way it washes over us.

Help them to rejoice in hope of your Glory!

This has been an amazing month of prayers so far. Are you enjoying following along?

I know it's heavy stuff, but there is so little I personally can do for these people, fighting in prayer on their behalf feels amazing!

See you tomorrow,

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