Now it happened in the month of Chislev, in the twentieth year, as I was in Susa the citadel, that Hanani, one of my brothers, came with certain men from Judah. And I asked them concerning the Jews who escaped, who had survived the exile, and concerning Jerusalem. And they said to me, “The remnant there in the province who had survived the exile is in great trouble and shame. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates are destroyed by fire.” As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven. – Nehemiah 1:1-4 ESV
We at Trihope understand well the brokenness described by the prophet Nehemiah in the verses above. I distinctly remember the day I learned sex trafficking was real and happening in my community. It wasn’t just a dramatic hook in a movie. It was people’s lives being destroyed by lust and greed. Men, women, and children all experiencing life-altering trauma they would live with the rest of their days.
At first, I was shocked. Then came anger and grief growing into an obsession for justice and healing for those affected. And today there is Trihope—Tri-Cities House of Prayer and Hope to use our full name. We chose this name because we were born out of prayer and desire to keep prayer as a focus of our ministry. Prayer for survivors, perpetrators, protection. Prayer for missing children and those in foster care. Prayer to guide our plans and everyday projects.
We believe a select few will be lead to enter the fight full-time. Others will be called to support financially or through the giving of their time. But everyone can pray. Every single person can help bear the burden of pain survivors carry and change not only their futures but the futures of those who may not have even experienced trauma yet. Can you imagine walking through heaven’s gates to learn about all the children who would have been abused but weren’t because of your prayers? This is what we long for.
We invite you to join us before the Lord in prayer. If you need help getting started, you can download our 5 Prayer Points or read our prayer list here. You can also receive our monthly prayer emails by registering on our Prayer page.
The options are many. The need is great. We are believing God for an army of prayer warriors to fight this darkness. Will you join us?