O God, our words cannot express what our
minds can barely comprehend and our hearts
feel when we hear of women and girls deceived
and transported to unknown places for purposes
of sexual exploitation and
abuse because of human greed and profit at this time
in our world.
Our hearts are saddened and our spirits angry that their
dignity and rights are being transgressed through threats,
deception, and force.
We cry out against the degrading practice of trafficking
and pray for it to end.
Strengthen the fragile-spirited and broken-hearted.
Make real your promises to fill these our sisters with a
love that is tender and good and send the exploiters away
Give us the wisdom and courage to stand in solidarity
with them, that together we will find ways to the
freedom that is your gift to all of us.
-Prayer by Sr. Gen Cassani, SSND