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Advent Hope

Father from you we receive all good gifts. During this Christmas time, help us to know and appreciate the greatest gift which is your son, Jesus Christ. We lift up the names of your children, far and near, who have made their needs known to us:

Mario G., in San Antonio TX, Bring peace and strength to Mario, loving Father. Protect and shield him from all evil and despair, lift up his eyes to see the light of your love for him. Guide him gently and carefully through the perils of this world, and most of all, let him feel the joy that comes from knowing and doing your will in his life.

Estella R., in San Antonio TX, Dominga G. in Rockwall Co. asks prayers for her mother as she cares for her five children during their parents' incarceration. Please bring peace, strength and grace to her every day, and provide a light to shine during their darkest hour.

Marie J., in Trumbull Correctional Camp Leavittsburg OH, Pray for her and her family to find their way through this troubled time. God's peace be with them, never let them feel alone.

John C., in Lychner State Jail Humble TX, be with him.

Roberto A., in Potter County Detention Center Amarillo TX, be with him.

Roy J., in Hunt County Jail Greenville TX, we pray for his family, for their faith in Christ to grow stronger and for them to be reunited in God's time.

LaShaun T., in San Antonio Treatment Facility San Antonio TX, be with her.

Stella C., in San Antonio Treatment Facility San Antonio TX, be with her.

Symenthia S., in Lee Arrendale State Prison Alto GA, be with her.

Paul W., in Belmont Correctional Institution St Clairsville OH, lift up Paul and his ministry, encourage and rekindle the flame within his heart, continue to breathe your Holy Spirit into his work.

Mary S., in Brazoria Co Detention Center Angleton TX, We pray for all the women in her tank and their families.

Calvin J., in SHRC Tallulah LA, be with him and his family.

Shannon Leig S., in Tarrant County Jail Ft. Worth TX, asks your protection over her children and for their caretakers during her incarceration; for healing from addiction, that her life is changed and made new in Jesus Christ; for her new life to begin now, and that it may be God's will that she is released so her family can be reunited.

Rosemary L., in Henley Unit Dayton TX, be with her, we pray for healing from chronic illness and drug addiction.

Curtis D., in Dick Ware Unit Colorado City TX, we pray for your abiding love to live in his heart, for the strength to turn away from sin and self, and to joyfully seek the new path that has been chosen for him from before his birth. Bring understanding and courage, but even if these fail, only your protection will be sufficient.

Rebecca H., in Metro State Prison Atlanta GA, we pray for her family, for daughter Terri mourning the loss of her unborn baby, for Ricky, Amber and RJ, and especially Matthew, guide and protect, keep their feet on the right path, never let them feel alone. Bring healing and peace to broken relationships, restore our confidence in ourselves and one another, as we pledge our faith in Jesus Christ.

Lift our eyes to the brightest star Father of the Ages, for we long to greet your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ in whose name we pray. Amen.


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1. lora r - 12/13/2007 10:57 am CST

pray for strength and that I a may be blessed with a job. I was released from the silverdale detention facility on october 17th. I have been looking for work but as of today I am still jobless.That God will guide me in this and touch the heart of an employer that they will not judge me for my past mistakes, but will be willing to give me a chance. Also for all the ladies and their families that are still there. May God guide and comfort them and their families through these trials and tribulations Also thank you Lord for all the blessings that have been bestowed on me;my freedom my family my home but most of all your lovingkindness and you forgiveness.

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