Ask Others to Pray for the Johns

If you're committed to praying for the johns, why not get a few others to join you, too? To make it easier, here are some templates for asking your church to pray corporately, or for sharing the event on social media.

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Many responses to human trafficking rightly address the victims' needs. But what about the perpetrators? Pray for the Johns Day, Feb. 14, provides a chance to ask God to change exploiters' hearts and lives. Learn more at http://www.prayforthejohns.org

There are many ways to respond to human trafficking, but praying for the perpetrators doesn't usually top the list. Yet what if exploiters decided to stop trafficking altogether? Pray for the Johns Day, Feb. 14, is a chance to ask God for just such a transformation. Learn more at http://www.prayforthejohns.org

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Pray for the Johns Day is Feb. 14! Learn how you or your church can pray: http://www.prayforthejohns.org

Is God big enough to redeem the lives of traffickers + pimps? That's the heart behind Pray for the Johns Day, Feb. 14: http://www.prayforthejohns.org

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Ask Your Church to Pray for the Johns


Dear _____:

I have a request for the corporate prayer time during our Feb. 14 service. Could our church use that time to participate in Pray for the Johns Day? Since 2012, Pray for the Johns Day has provided a structured time to pray for the men who pay for sex or otherwise participate in sexual exploitation of others. On that day, people are encouraged to pray for perpetrators to turn from sexual exploitation and become the men God made them to be.

You could easily adapt the sample Pray for the Johns Day prayer for churches or encourage parishioners to participate on their own sometime during Feb. 14. The Pray for the Johns Day website has several ideas and resources to pray individually.

Why do this? Many good and noble efforts address the problem of modern-day slavery, especially the needs of the exploited, but 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.

You can learn more at www.prayforthejohns.org. Thanks so much for considering this!

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Ask Friends to Pray for the Johns


Dear _____:

I wanted to let you know about a human trafficking-related prayer event I'm participating in on Feb. 14. Pray for the Johns Day provides a structured time to pray for the men who pay for sex or otherwise participate in sexual exploitation of others.

On that day, people are encouraged to pray for perpetrators to turn from sexual exploitation and become the men God made them to be. If you're interested, the Pray for the Johns Day website has several ideas and resources for praying, including a guide for churches . You can also RSVP for the Facebook event to get reminders and updates.

Learn more at www.prayforthejohns.org. Thanks so much for considering this!