The Salvation Army is deeply committed to fighting and responding to modern slavery and human trafficking (MSHT). We have a theological and historical mandate. We believe prayer is foundational and an essential, powerful tool to fight for freedom and work towards a world free from exploitation.

We invite you to join The Salvation Army, partners, and friends worldwide to corporately cry out for justice and freedom on Sunday 24 September 2023. This year’s theme, ‘I have heard their cries,’ comes from Exodus 2:23 -25:

‘The Israelites groaned under the slavery and cried out. Out of the slavery their cry for help rose up to God. God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.’ (Exodus 2:23-25 NRSV).

This theme offers The Salvation Army a space to publicly declare our collective commitment to listen and pray for the millions of people who are currently experiencing modern slavery and human trafficking. Just as God remembers, hears and is close to those who are afflicted by modern slavery and human trafficking, so do we.

To help plan your personal or Corps participation in the International Day of Prayer, you can find resources linked below, such as posters, adult bible study and preaching guides, children and young person’s discussion lessons, a prayer station guide, and global prayer examples. The link will continue to be updated with resources in different languages, so please feel free to check back regularly.

International Day of Prayer 2023 Resources 

Thank you for considering praying and standing in solidarity with survivors and being an ally. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Priscilla Santos, the International MSHT Coordinator, at