The Salvation Army is deeply committed to fighting and responding to modern slavery and human trafficking. 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, its partners and friends worldwide, to corporately cry out for justice and freedom and publicly declare our collective commitment to helping victims move beyond the dark and into a space of visibility and light on Sunday, 24 September 2023This year’s theme, “I have heard their cries,” comes from Exodus 3:7-8 NLT.

“Then the LORD told him, ‘I have certainly seen the oppression of my people in Egypt. I have heard their cries of distress because of their harsh slave drivers. Yes, I am aware of their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them from the power of the Egyptians and lead them out of Egypt into their own fertile and spacious land. It is a land flowing with milk and honey…'”

To help plan your personal or Corps participation in the Annual Day of Prayer, you can find resources such as posters, social media assets, and Corps meeting planning ideas below (available in English, Spanish, French, Hindi, Portuguese, and Swahili):

Promotional Video


Linked to Posters Page

Prayer Stations

Linked to Prayer Station document

Video: Do I Matter?

Linked to the Do I Matter? Video

Social Media

Linked to Social Media Image

Corps Resources

Adult Bible Study Resources

Linked to the Adult Bible Study Resources Page

Adult Preaching Resources

Linked to the Adult Preaching Resources Page

Young People’s Resources

Linked to the Youth Resources Page

Children’s Resources

Linked to the Children's Resources Page

Global Prayer Guides

Linked to Global Prayer Guides

31 Day Devotional Guide

Linked to Anti-Human Trafficking Devotional Guide

Getting Involved

The Salvation Army’s Response to Human Trafficking – Video

Linked to The Salvation Army's Response to Human Trafficking Video

2022 National Anti-Trafficking Impact Report

Linked to the 2022 National Anti-Trafficking Impact Report