Yesterday, June 12th was World Day Against Child Labour.
It is estimated that around one hundred fifty million children are involved in child labour worldwide, with almost 1 in every 10 children in Asia and the Pacific between the ages of 5 and 17 caught up in child labour. That is equivalent to the entire population of Turkey.
What does it take to end child slavery? Your prayers will make a big difference – we serve a mighty God who answers big prayers like this one: freedom for the 150 million children in child labour.
- Pray for children caught up in child labour to be rescued, reunited and accepted back into their families.
- Pray for the physical needs of the children. Most do not get enough to eat, and the physical labour they are forced to do can cripple their bodies. Pray for the Lord to provide for them and protect them from harm.
- Pray for the girls and boys forced to work in the sex trade. Ask the Lord to bring the brothel owners’ and customers’ abuses into the light, and for the love of Jesus to permeate those dark places.
- Pray for the governments of Asian and other countries to be proactive and serious in their efforts to end the exploitation of children.
Isaiah 56 vs 1: “This is what the Lord says: ‘Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will soon be revealed.”
Source: http://www.gfa.org.nz/children/child-labour/, http://www.aljazeera.com