December Series: A prayer for SELF-WORTH

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
– Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

After having faced an experience myself that challenged my identity and self-worth, I can only begin to imagine how difficult it must be to pick up the pieces of self worth, self respect, and self identity the victims of sex slavery must do not only every day, but especially when they are freed.

Have you struggled with this?

Whether yes or no, join me in praying that they find their worth and they never lose it even in the midst of the daily tortures they face.

"Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows."Luke 12:6-7

Oh Creator God,

my heart breaks for the feelings of worthlessness and self-hatred the victims of sex abuse and slavery must deal with regularly. 

Jesus, we cry out to you to interrupt those thoughts and lies of the enemy.

Let these precious people know without a doubt that you have all of their tears bottled, you know exactly how many they have shed and your heart hurts right along with theirs.

Help them to know their value to you and to the rest of the world. Comfort them that you created them for a purpose greater than the shame they feel.

Give them an opportunity to minister to their captors.

Show them your love, your grace, the worth you knit into them - that they might encourage others along side of them.

Help them to not forget what they mean to you and to their loved ones, help them to fight to keep their head up high and their thoughts above self-disgust.

Shed your light of value on them that they might FEEL your worth in them.

Give them courage to fight for remembering that they are worthy of your love, of their family's love, and of their own appreciation of them-selves.

They are worthy, they are important, let us not forget that either.

Have you been joining me daily this month?

I'd love to hear what you think of this series so far! I'd also love if you wanted to join your cyber voice with mine and leave a response prayer in the comments!

See you again tomorrow,

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