What does one of the Psalmists say about freedom? From Psalm 111:9, we read… ‘He sets his people free. He made his agreement everlasting. He is holy and wonderful.’ (NCV)
Freedom… what does freedom mean to you? You may have all sorts of powerful responses to this profound question. It may be a concept linked to your faith.
Do you live your life knowing the reassurance that God has set you free?
Do you live in the constant blessing of God’s wonderful and holy power?
Prisons Week theme this year explores the idea of freedom, in light of this Scripture verse, and encourages us to pray about and reflect upon what freedom means… what freedom means particularly for prisoners and their families as well as victims of crime, communities and those working in prisons. .
The Prisons Week prayer sheet, which you can download HERE can be shared in your church or be used as part of your personal devotions.
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 actions 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.
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