Mi Shebeirach for Survivors of Human Trafficking
Some 22 million people are held in modern slavery, also known as human trafficking, around the world today, including tens of thousands in the United States. 98% of those are estimated to be women. T’ruah, the Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, invites communities to include this prayer as a way of standing in solidarity, bringing this invisible crime into the light of day, and motivating action.
May the One who blessed our ancestors— Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah— Bless all our brothers and sisters whose lives are marred by modern-day slavery, And bring them from darkness into light. May it be Your will, Judge of all the world, That you send redemption to the millions of Your creations who are enslaved today, And complete healing of soul and body to those who have survived trafficking. May the ETERNAL send them strength and bless them with peace, that they may rebuild their lives. Therefore, we will work with You to establish a world under divine sovereignty, So no person will exploit or oppress another. As the prophet wrote, “Not by might and not by power, but by My spirit, declares the Lord of hosts.” (Zech. 4:6) And let us say, “Amen.”
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