A week of prayer for prisons

For over forty years now, Prisons Week has prepared prayer literature to enable the Christian community, through individuals and churches, to pray for the needs of all those affected by prisons: prisoners and their families, victims of crime and their communities, those working in the criminal justice system and the many people who are involved in caring for those affected by crime on the inside and outside of our prisons. This year, Prisons Week will be between 13-20 October.

FCG are committed to supporting and encouraging Free Church chaplains across prisons in England and Wales. You can read more about the work of the FCG in this important area HERE.

You can sign up for the receive email prayers HERE

Make a note in your church diary now for the Prisons Week prayers and activities… 13th - 20th October…

And why not encourage your worship leaders and house groups to share this prayer throughout the year?

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.

(Prayer from Prisons Week website)