We seek your divine protection for all who are exploited and
For those forced into labor, trafficked into sexual slavery,
and denied freedom.
We beseech you to release them from their chains.
Grant them protection, safety, and empowerment.
Restore their dignity and provide them a new beginning.
Show us how we might end exploitation by addressing its
Help us reach out in support of victims and survivors of
Make us instruments of your spirit for their liberation.
For this we pray through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives
and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.
(From USCCB handout for World Day of Peace 2015)