#endhumantrafficking prayers available for four weeks leading up to the Super Bowl
January is observed as Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and today, January 11, is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. It’s also known as #WearBlueDay, an opportunity to raise awareness of human trafficking by wearing blue clothing and sharing photos on social media with the hashtag #WearBlueDay.
Since at least 2005, Women of the ELCA participants have been actively working to end human trafficking. At the Eleventh Triennial Convention (2021), the voting members adopted a resolution setting the four weeks prior to the annual NFL Super Bowl as a time of prayer to end human trafficking and called on women of this organization to engage in prayer.
Nine women have written 28 prayers to use in the four weeks leading up to the Super Bowl. Download the prayers. They can be prayed individually or in group settings. Use them at circle meetings or other any gathering of people of faith.
Visit the Women of the ELCA website for anti-trafficking resources. Many additional resources are available online, found with a simple search in a web browser. They include the federal Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking In Persons, The Polaris Project, and the National Human Trafficking Hotline.