DAY 9 – Unbridled Appetites
Today we will focus our prayer and repentance on the issue of unbridled appetites in the United States and Mexico.
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
–1 John 2:15-17
–1 John 2:15-17
We live in what can quite accurately be described as a consumer culture. We want what we want, and we want it now. Discipline and moderation increasingly become foreign concepts, as we see no need to curb or check our appetites. We do not know how to tell ourselves “no.”
The harsh reality is that the problem of human trafficking would not exist if there was not a demand. Women and children would not suffer these atrocities if there were not people willing to pay for it. Globally, human trafficking generates approximately $32 billion in profits every year. It is the fastest growing enterprise of organized crime. What these figures translate into is that for every woman or child rescued, there will always be more forced to take their places because enough people have an insatiable appetite for any type of sexual activity (porn included) to make it a thriving business for the traffickers.
CONTROLLING OUR APPETITES
If we truly want to see an end to trafficking, it will begin with a restoration of purity and discipline in the Body of Christ in the United States and Mexico. It will begin with a willingness to recognize that when we do not rein in our unhealthy appetites, we create an atmosphere where bondage and ultimately death are given permission to flourish (James 1:13-15).
Women and children will be safe from the horrors of trafficking when their worth is deemed to be more valuable than the satisfaction of fleshly desires.
To read the full USRPN article on this issue, please click here.
Father, I repent personally if I have any unbridled appetites. Forgive me for not possessing the spirit of self-control when it comes to the feeding of my cravings (food, spending, shopping, sexual addictions, etc.).
Father God, we now stand in the gap on behalf of our nations and repent for the sins of lust, promiscuity, and pornography that have opened the door to all forms of sexual perversion in our two nations, unleashing the horrific physical, spiritual, and emotional violence that permeates the sex trade. Forgive us, God, for the sin of greed, which is allowing businesses to profit from the misery of those trafficked and sold into slavery. Forgive us for our complacency in prayer. Forgive us that we have not cried out to You to rid our land of this evil. We repent for supporting the Transnational Criminal Organizations and their criminal activities by spending billions of dollars on trafficked girls and boys, destroying the innocent for illicit and lustful gain.
Lord, re-establish Your truth and standard of
sexual purity in our nations. Bring Your deliverance to those lost in
sexual addiction. Help us return to Your Word and Your purpose for our
lives and those of future generations.
Father of Light, expose the serious atrocities of
the epidemics of sex trafficking, prostitution use, promiscuity, and
addiction to pornography throughout Mexico and the US.
- Stir our national leadership to respond with immediate and godly solutions to these serious problems in our schools, entertainment, advertising, and society that lead to sexual bondage.
1. Exodus Cry, the ministry that released the award-winning documentary Nefarious, is currently working on the second video in its trilogy that exposes the depths of human trafficking on a global scale. This second video will focus on our sexualized culture, full of unbridled appetites that fuel trafficking. To get involved with or donate to Exodus Cry, please click here.