This Sunday, millions of Americans will gather around TV screens to watch the Broncos and Seahawks battle it out on the field. But there’s another side to the Super Bowl that most football fans will never see: America’s most popular sporting event has also been referred to as one of the single largest venues for human trafficking in the United States.
Due to the increase in demand during major sporting events, sex trafficking has become a dark reality surrounding the Super Bowl. As one author puts it, “Americans are trafficked by Americans to service Americans at the quintessential American event.” To learn more about the reality of human trafficking and the Super Bowl, read this article at www.nj.com.
This Sunday as you settle in with family and friends to cheer for your favorite team, take a few moments to pray for those bound in darkness – both the women who are victimized and the men who exploit them. Visit prayforthejohns.org to learn more about specific ways you can pray this Super Bowl Sunday.
“Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.”
– Proverbs 31: 8 – 9