Pray for the Johns Day was launched in 2012 as the fruit of more than three years' participation in a fast-and-prayer initiative focused on relational brokenness between men and women, and an even longer exposure to various people and organizations responding to human and especially sex trafficking.
Many good and noble efforts are focused on addressing the problem of modern-day slavery, especially the needs of the exploited, yet the demand is seemingly insatiable. Initiatives focused on the needs and redemption of the exploiters are relatively rare.
Pray for the Johns Day is one small, humble effort to acknowledge the scale of the problem and ask God to intervene in the lives of those who participate in and support the sexual exploitation of others — both so that they may be halted in this evil, and redirected toward what good works they could yet do.
From Going Big to Giving Up: Preparing for Lent at, yes, your Super Bowl Party - Her.meneutics, Feb. 1, 2013
Sex Trafficking at the Super Bowl - First Things blog, Feb. 1, 2013
Author Urges Prayers for 'Johns,' Porn Addicts - Washington Times, Jan. 31, 2013
Interview - Ken Coleman Show, Jan. 30, 2013
Pray for the Johns Day: Changing Lives on Super Bowl Sunday - Breakpoint, Jan. 30, 2013
On Valentine’s Day, Praying for Men Who Buy Sex - Her.meneutics, Feb. 14, 2012
Why I'm Single But Excited About This Valentine's Day - God's Politics Blog, Feb. 13, 2012
God at the Dump: Lessons in Redemption - Good Letters, Feb. 13, 2012
Praying for the Victimizers - World on Campus, Feb. 10, 2012
Praying for the Johns - Patheos, Feb. 10, 2012
Praying for the Johns - RejectApathy, Feb. 9, 2012
Interview - Inside Out, Feb. 8, 2012
Moving the Hearts of Men: Pray for the Johns Day - Breakpoint, Feb. 1, 2012