“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” ~Romans 12:2
Could Paul have anticipated what “the pattern of this world” would come to? Today, video games allow players to have first-person sex with and then murder “prostitutes.” Because of websites like Backpage.com, buying sex with a child is as easy as ordering a pizza. Other “patterns of this world” like watching pornography, going with the guys to the strip club, or laughing at jokes that stigmatize prostituted women all contribute to cultural tolerance for the commercialization and exploitation of men, women, boys and girls.
• Words and actions to honor and support those who have been victimized through sexual exploitation.
• Boldness to influence and encourage friends and family to avoid destructive and harmful behavior.
-30 Day Prayer Guide, Shared Hope International