Metro Prayer for August 15, 2014
The FBI reports that Omaha is one of the worst cities for human trafficking. There are at least two thousand people in Nebraska who are forced to work as prostitutes according to research from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. “The thing about people who are traffickers, the predators, they are very adept at psychological mind games,” said Linda Burkle with the Salvation Army’s Wellspring Program which helps victims of human trafficking. “Most of the young ladies I have worked with that were trafficked did not see themselves as being trafficked. This was their boyfriend, this was the love of their life. They would do anything for him…” “In many cases, the woman feels so vulnerable and feels so afraid she doesn’t go and rat out the man in charge, she’s afraid he’s gonna beat her up or that’s the person who feeds her,” said Nebraska State Senator Amanda McGill. Please pray for deliverance for the young women and men who are trapped in prostitution. Ask the Lord for insight and wisdom for those in law enforcement as they investigate these cases. “The LORD has heard my supplication, The LORD receives my prayer. All my enemies will be ashamed and greatly dismayed; they shall turn back, they will suddenly be ashamed.” Psalm 6:9, 10
Pray for the pastors in the Metro area. Pastors often endure many trials, which have the effect of wearing them down and distracting them. Lift them up to the Lord for strength, protection from attacks from the enemy. Also pray for a fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit. Pray that the trials that they are experiencing will only serve to mold them into the image of the Lord —1 Peter 1:6 “In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith–of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire–may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
“I have but one passion – it is He, it is He alone. The world is the field and the field is the world; and henceforth that country shall be my home where I can be most used in winning souls for Christ.” ~ Count Zinzindorf