Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Prayer List: Brazilian Prostitutes Prepare for World Cup by Prayer Concerns

According to the London Independent, prostitutes in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, are taking English classes in preparation for the World Cup when Costa Rica and England compete and thousands of tourists visit the city. Other games in the soccer tournament will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The New York Daily News reported that 600,000 foreign fans are expected to visit the South American nation for the soccer competition.


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Hookers for Jesus is known as Piranhas Para Jesus in Brazil.According to the London Independent, prostitutes in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, are taking English classes in preparation for the World Cup when Costa Rica and England compete and thousands of tourists visit the city. Other games in the soccer tournament will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The New York Daily News reported that 600,000 foreign fans are expected to visit the South American nation for the soccer competition.

Prositution has been legal in Brazil since 2000 and the federal government has been supportive of the industry. The Independent reported, "At one point, the government's own employment website offered tips for those wishing to attempt prostitution, going step by step through preparation, seduction and delivery of service."

Some prostitutes work in brothels, nightclubs and other locations.

Child welfare activist Matt Roper says the number of child prostitutes in Brazil is more than 250,000. He toldnews.com.au, "There are girls aged twelve or thirteen who were dying of AIDS."

There are Christians reaching out to the prostitutes and offering them the Gospel and hope. The ministry Hookers for Jesus helps prostitutes to experience emotional healing. Hookers for Jesus has a unique mission: "Our main focus is to HOOK (outreach) HELP (transitional housing) and HEAL (full restoration back into society)."

 Prayer List

  1. Pray for the prostitutes in Brazil to find new jobs, leave the sex trade and honor God with their bodies.
  2. Pray for healing for prostitutes with sexually transmitted disease.
  3. Pray for emotional healing for the girls and women that have been raped.
  4. Pray for the prostitutes to be open to the Gospel.
  5. Pray for the pimps, brothel owners and clients of the prostitutes to repent of their sin.
  6. Pray for the Holy Spirit to convict people visiting porn sites, watching pornographic videos and visiting strip clubs and prostitutes to live holy lives.
  7. Pray for sex addicts to get professional help and to overcome their addictions.
  8. Pray for people to recognize the difference between love and lust.
  9. Pray for Christians that struggle with porn to develop self control which is a fruit of the Spirit.


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