Prayer Request: Thank you for taking time to pray for the needs of Support for Prison Ministries and the work of our chaplains and volunteers and those incarcerated that they minister to daily.
Praise Item – I was ministering at a prison recently and I preached on Joseph, and his treatment by his brothers toward him, and how he named his first child Manasseh, which means he made me to forget. I described the way God handled the pain of his past for him. After the service two men were huddled together and one summoned me over. He explained, with tears in his eyes, that he felt he was like Joseph, who was hurt by his brothers. He wants to make restitution for the bitterness he harbored toward his family. (Del Burkholder)
We also ask for these special prayer requests:
Pray for Volunteer Chaplain Janice Hess – For her continued ministry with the women in Lancaster prison and that God would use her to continue to help the ladies walk with Christ.
Pray for an inmate – That wants aftercare help and a place to stay after prison, but does not want the Bible training that goes with it that the agencies offer. Pray that God would soften his heart and he be receptive to accepting Bible teaching.
Pray for Chaplains Tyrone & Vernell Hightower – That God continues using them with the Gospel message in prison as they work with men and women inmates in guiding them to a new and productive life in Christ.
Pray for Shawn Weaver and Seth Crouse – Two new chaplains that have started at LCP and that God would grant them favor in ministering with the men on the block and assisting in the male chaplaincy at LCP.
Pray for an inmate – That will soon be released and he longs to return to society. Pray individuals will forgive and forget his transgression and that he can start over with a new life in Jesus Christ.
Pray for a family of an LCP inmate- Who struggle with the shame the inmate has brought to them and their problems with being able to handle him.
Pray for the agencies – Represented at this year’s benefit auction where funds are going to go SFPM (LCP & YIC) Freedom Gate, Potter’s House, Revelations of Freedom, and We Care Program.
Pray for the SFPM Auction– Pray that the auction will be well attended and the goods bring an abundant value to help all the ministries represented. Also for the many volunteers from all the agencies involved with the auction. And, in particular, SFPM Auction Coordinator Nelson Martin as he brings things together.
In my distress I called to the Lord; I called out to my God. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came to his ears. 2 Samuel 22:7 NIV
If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. John 15:7