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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christ in the Eyes of the Enslaved

On this day in 1865, the 13th ammendment to the Constitution was passed and slavery was abolished. Slavery still exists all over the world. Currently there is an estimated 250 million people who are slaves today. May we all find a moment today to lift up those in prayer who are still oppressed and enslaved.

Each year 50,000 women and children are brought into the United States illegally and sold as slaves.

This has got to stop! And you can help, we all can.
Below is a link that will take you to a site that is filled with ideas in which every one of us can help combat this awful reality.

Christ came and taught us all about peace, love and compassion. To help bring God's Kingdom here on earth we need to actively raise our voices against the atrocities around us and help free our brothers and sisters who are in captivity. May God open the hearts of His children so that they see in every enslaved woman and child's eyes, Christ, and be filled with a holy anger which brings about action and liberation.

Matthew 25:37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ 40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Heavenly Father,

We pray for those in the world that have only known pain and suffering. Who have been just a number to those around them, a number to be sold, exchanged, used and abused. Every life is precious, every person is in the image of you. Every woman and child who is sold into slavery is a manifestation of your glory and love. May you open up the eyes of those of us who are free and may we see the harsh reality which surrounds us. May we see the suffering and pain and may we be filled with a holy anger to act out in ways to oppose and combat such cruelty and oppression in ways that would bring you glory.

I pray for those brutal souls that have been numbed by the world and are filled with greed, lust, selfishness, hate and evil...may you bring upon them an awakening which shatters their egos and brings them crashing to their knees. May their heads bow low and may their hearts come to repentence and may they willingly set those they have enslaved free and bring your name glory.
May you transform the world's Sauls into Pauls and may your praises be sung from one end of the earth to the other.
But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!
Amos 5:24

In Jesus' holy name we pray,

Note: There were images I found that I almost put on this blog in hopes to raise more awareness towards this issue, but found them too disturbing. I wasn't sure if I should or shouldn't. I think it's important to see what is happening, but yet, sometimes people need a bit of a disclaimer before exposed to certain things. I know I could have used a warning!...If you want to see for yourself the cruelty that is happening, simply google "human slavery images"...and you will have all you need to light a fire within you to act. I know I am going to start getting more involved in this movement, I can't see not, after discovering what I've discovered.


  1. AMEN....Wow...very moving. Many Blessing to you!

  2. Thank you for your compassionate reminder.

  3. Many blessings to you both, thank you for your comments :) I'm glad you enjoyed the article.