Lord, you are a God who sets the captives free.
Your Spirit searches restlessly for those in despair,
that they may find the life you are calling them to.
We pray for those who are being trafficked and callously put to work in our region.
On the cross, you were powerless and subject to the cruelty of others.
Look with mercy on those who suffer this way.
May we, who are blinded by the shallow distractions of daily life,
feel the fear of the cornered and be roused to action.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.