13th - 19th October 2019 is Prisons Week
For Sunday, and every day, the Prisons Week prayer:
Lord, you offer freedom to all people.
We pray for those in prison.
Break the bonds of fear and isolation that exist.
Support with your love prisoners and their families and friends,
prison staff and all who care.
Heal those who have been wounded by the activities
of others, especially the victims of crime.
Help us to forgive one another.
To act justly, love mercy and walk humbly together with Christ
in His strength and in His Spirit, now and every day. Amen.
A week of prayer
Praying with prisoners
Is freedom found outside the walls or inside ourselves?
Holy God of all creation, you see inside each one of us, knowing us better than we know ourselves. You see the hurt and harm, the brokenness and sin. You know the truth about our past and our present, all that traps and imprisons us. Unlock our hearts to let Christ in, so that his love and strength can help overcome all that imprisons us and lead us to the freedom he promised in life, in death and in eternity. Holy God, set us free. Amen.
“Take me prisoner, Lord
And truly set me free;
Help me lay down my sword,
Then victorious I shall be.”
A prisoner’s prayer for Prisons Week