PRISONS WEEK – 13th-19th October

Prisons Week this year runs from 13th-19th October  It is a time when we pray for the needs of all those affected by prisons: prisoners and victims, their families, their communities, those working and volunteering in prisons and the criminal justice system.  The theme for 2019 is ‘What does Freedom mean to you?’, drawn from Psalm 111:9 – ‘He sets his people free; He made his agreement everlasting; He is holy and wonderful.’  On Sunday 13th we welcome a guest preacher, prison chaplain Revd Beverly Fraser, to speak at our main services.

Do join us in prayer at this time – leaflets to help you are available on the church table.  Here is the ‘Prisons Week Prayer’:

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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