Today is my dad’s birthday, Lord, and I think of all the fathers, known and unknown, who have children in, or are considering putting children in, the trade. Maybe they felt they had no choice, or maybe they came up with the idea on their own. If there is a way to make things right, Lord, convict and motivate these men to do what is honorable and just regarding their children. Maybe there is a home nearby who can care for them, or maybe there is an opportunity for the family to make money some other way. Shine light on the other options to these fathers, Lord, so that they can be good and faithful to their families. May You be glorified in the rescue of slaves and the prevention of slavery in our time.