January 11 - National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Daily Prayer to End Human Trafficking
Prayer to Saint Josephine Bakhita
God of goodness and mercy, rewarder of the humble, you blessed St. Josephine Bakhita of Sudan with charity and patience. May her prayers help us, and her example inspire us to carry our cross and to love you always. (Say appropriate daily prayer)
Pour upon us the spirit of wisdom and love with which you filled St. Josephine
Bakhita, by serving you as she did, may we please you by our faith and our actions.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, Forever and ever. Amen.
St. Josephine Bakhita was born in southern Sudan in 1869. As a young girl, she was kidnapped and sold into slavery. She
was treated brutally by her captors as she was sold and resold. She did not remember her name; Bakhita, which means
“fortunate one,” was the name given to her by her kidnappers.