A Prison Prayer

The land of the free and the home of the brave has the largest prison population on earth

Dear Heavenly Father I stretch my hand to you for there is no other help I know.

In Psalm 69 verse 33 of your word it says:  For the Lord hears the needy. And does not despise His people who are prisoners.

Heavenly Father, according to a U.S. Department of Justice report over 7.2 million people are in in prison, on probation, or on parole.

That means roughly 1 in every 32 Americans are under some sort of criminal justice system control.

While the United States represents about 4.4 percent of the world’s population, it houses around 22 percent of the world’s prisoners.

Giving the land of the free and the home of the brave the largest prison population on earth.

Heavenly Father, please give us a compassionate heart for our brothers and sisters in prison.  Please give us the spirit to attend to their needs. The time to minister to them in jail and when they get out. Along with the courage to stand up for prison and criminal justice reforms.

We ask you for this and so more because the Lord hears the needy. And does not despise His people who are prisoners.

It is in Jesus name that we pray — Amen

This was my prayer this morning as I joined a group of believers who gather every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 6:30 AM (EDT) for ten minutes of prayer and devotion.  Please join us if you can the toll free number for our call is   641-715-3580. Access Code: 548874

 

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