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Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott Announces GRACE’s Week Of Prayer To End Human Trafficking

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Encourages Texans To Wear Blue On January 11, National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness First Lady Abbott announces Week of Prayer to End Human Trafficking

A Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott announced last Wednesday announced the Governor's Response Against Child Exploitation (GRACE) initiative will host the second annual Week of Prayer to End Human Trafficking from January 10 through January 16.

The statewide event coincides with Human Trafficking Prevention Month in the state of Texas/

The Week of Prayer to End Human Trafficking kicked off with a virtual interfaith event on January 10 on Facebook that included remarks from the First Lady and Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) Commissioner Jaime Masters, prayer, and a panel discussion of faith leaders and members of the Office of the Governor's Child Sex Trafficking Team (CSTT).

"The Week of Prayer to End Human Trafficking is an integral part of GRACE's efforts to bring hope and healing to survivors and prevent this horrific crime," said First Lady Cecilia Abbott. "I invite Texans of all faiths to join us in prayer and action so that we can put an end to human trafficking once and for all."

Beginning Tuesday, January 11 at 9am, a new video featuring different faith leaders from across the state will be posted on the Office of the Governor's Facebook page to guide viewers through a brief prayer intention.

Remaining Daily Prayer Intentions for the Week of Prayer include:

Wednesday, January 12 - Pray for an end to demand and societal factors that normalize exploitation.

Thursday, January 13 - Pray for protection from online dangers and for caregivers to be equipped to keep their children safe.

Friday, January 14 - Pray for Texans to have the courage and skills to speak up and intervene when they see behavior that puts others at risk.

Saturday, January 15 - Pray for every child to have access to safe, supportive mentors and role models.

• Sunday, January 16 - Pray for discernment on the actions you can personally take to prevent human trafficking.