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Lenten meditation...

"Even now," declares the LORD,
"return to me with all your heart,
with fasting and weeping and mourning." Joel 2:12


I know that I have a divided heart, Oh God. For this, forgive me. In this time of reflection and repentance, may I become more aware of everything that separates me from Your love, and let me understand the full consequences of that separation from You. Then let me know I am forgiven, and show me the way home.

We remember in prayer Chaniece P. in North Las Vegas, NV; Nina E. in Pocatello Womens Corr Ctr, Pocatello, ID; Jorge A. in Estelle Unit, Huntsville, TX;

We remember Antoinette B. in Northeast Pre-Release Center, Cleveland, OH; She asks prayer for her family, especially her son who is in state custody, and her cousin who just lost her sister;

We remember Regina C. in Northeast Pre-Release Center, Cleveland, OH;

We remember Pamela G. and Darlene H. in Desoto County Jail, Hernando, MS;

We remember Sherry B. in Leasburg, GA; Peggy S. in Stockton, CA; Jandee C. in Metro State Prison, Atlanta, GA; Vicki M. in Leon County Jail, Tallahassee, FL;

We remember Sharon J. in Brazoria Co Detention Center, Angleton, TX; Please pray for Sharon and the many ladies who are suffering with depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems, and for their families;

We remember Stephen C. in Lynaugh Unit, Fort Stockton, TX; Stephen asks prayer for himself and his sister, Cindi, who recently lost their beloved mother; Bring peace to their souls, and comfort in the sure knowledge that she is in your presence and they shall be together in your kingdom at last;

We remember Brenda W. in Plane State Jail, Dayton, TX;

We remember Angie J. in CMCF, Pearl, MS; Angie asks prayer for her three children, Alexus, Tesha and Dangelo, and her mother who is caring for them during her incarceration; Provide for them in spirit and truth, be their rock;

We remember Laconda M. in Warren County Jail, Bowling Green, KY; and Debbie L. in Colorado Women's Correctional Facility, Canon City, CO;

We remember Sanovie W. in Spalding Co Detention Ctr, Griffin, GA; I would like for your ministry to keep me and my family in your prayers; My fiance has glaucoma in both eyes, and I need extra prayers for healing; We want God more in our lives for the good of our souls and for his will and purpose and plan in our life;

We pray for all women in prison; mothers, sisters, daughters. Guide and protect, renew and restore both spiritually and emotionally. Strengthen and direct our every moment, so that during these Lenten days we will come to clearly understand our sin and give thanks in confidence for the salvation that comes in the name of Jesus Christ as we pray. Amen.

Please pray for these ...

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everybody's chains came loose. The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted, "Don't harm yourself! We are all here!"

The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. He then brought them out and asked, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household." Acts 16:25-31


Pray for Whitney T. in Plane State Jail, Dayton, TX.

Pray for Randal M. in Stiles Unit, Beaumont, TX.

Pray for William P. in Greenvale, NY. Please pray for my mom, my son, Karen, Yolinda, pray that I get a job and can get out of this hole I am so deep in.

Pray for Johnny S. in Potter County Detention Center, Amarillo, TX. Pray for us in this time of need.

Pray for Shalesha F. in ORW, Marysville, OH.

Pray for Betty S. in St. Charles Correctional Center, Killona, LA. Please pray for restoring our family: Betty, Willie, Candy Dinah Anthony and all.

Pray for Sharon K. in Lee Arrendale State Prison, Alto, GA.

Pray for Eleanor W. in Fenton, MI.

Pray for Louanne A. in Columbus, OH.

Pray for Jacqueline W., Jessica A. and Denee C. in Franklin Pre-Release Center, Columbus, OH.

Pray for Rhonda N., Mae Lois D., Deborah P. and Denise S. in Pulaski State Prison, Hawkinsville, GA.

Pray for Victoria G. in Plane State Jail, Dayton, TX. Pray for her and her children, to be safe and in God's care, and for God's will to be done in their lives, protect and guide them through this time.

Pray for Diana M. in College Park, GA. Intercede on my behalf for me to do the will of God , to be a vessel of honor and stay on the path that leads to life. Help me find a good church home, and a job to meet my needs, may God put people in my life that will help me along the way. Agree with me for healing and strength for the battles that are ahead, in Jesus name, amen.

Pray for Renee H. in EBRPP, Baton Rouge, LA. I ask yall to pray for each and everyone of us, me, myself I'm just starting to learn about God. I ask for you to pray that I can continually build my faith no matter what the outcome of my life and charges bring.

Pray for Jason D. in Nebraska State Penitentiary, Lincoln, NE. Pray for me, I am first time father and 2nd time offender, I think God is trying to help me get my life straight by putting me here. I want to change my life for my little son.

Bond us together in Your great love, and through our actions, may Your love be evident to all around us. For it is through Your saving grace that we are set free. We lift up all who are in prison and all corrections officers today in prayer. Strengthen, comfort, protect and guide them, today and always. Amen.

My name is Sharon...

"I am writing in hopes that you would help me in my prayers for my brother Robbie. I have not heard from him in three years. I pray he is safe and alright. To hear from him is my heart's prayer or just to know he is okay. Also my daughter for all power in Jesus to have a good and happy life, to trust God to help her make it and keep her safe. For all my sisters & brothers that He keeps them safe and that all my family learn to trust God's will even when we don't understand. I ask that you pray with me for blessing for myself and family, for it has been hard for many years now. That we all have faith that all we go through will in the end be for our good and God's glory. I try my best not to worry for I know its a sin, but I am human and I find myself at times so worried. I thank God for special people He has and will keep sending in our lives. I pray for each lady here as well as their families. May God bless us all to trust him. Thank you for your time and prayers in Jesus Christ's name I ask all things. "

Amen.


Prayer Requests

There is an empty place inside of us that only You can fill, a place in our hearts that longs for You alone. Help us recognize and realize our need for You in our lives. Give us the courage to step out in faith and open our lives to Your renewing power!

• Pray for Anthony B. in Dawson State Jail Dallas TX. Please pray for me and my wife Meagan, my son Alex, and our family to walk with the Lord and trust His word.

• Pray for Meshia C. in Plane State Jail Dayton TX. Moved to TDCJ, being incarcerated is difficult, and I need prayer support.

• Pray for Daniel M G. in Bartlett State Jail Bartlett TX. Pray for me to stay on the right track! We know there is power in prayer! God bless you.

• Pray for Tommy L J. in Larry Gist State Jail Beaumont TX. I am lonely and want to know if you have a pen-pal listing.

• Pray for Melinda A. in Gatesville Unit Gatesville TX. has enjoyed previous calendar for 6 years - hopes for parole after 12 years; would like to hear from her family. Her birthday is 2/11 - age will be 44

• Pray for Manuel and San Juanita R. in St. Martin Parish Corr Center St. Martinville LA.

• Pray for Karina C I. in St. Martin Parish Corr Center St. Martinville LA.

• Pray for Bridgette P. in Metro State Prison Atlanta GA. Large Print; prayers for Fernando Hugem, Maudenieuus Washington, Tomy C., Harris, Jr, Calvin Washington, Simone Penn, DeJuamo Washington, Montiuus Washington, Sharron Hampton, Ruzine Washington, Cynthia Washington

• Pray for Racheal B. in Tarrant County Jail Ft. Worth TX.

• Pray for Mary Beth M. in Montgomery Co Jail Clarksville TN. Looking for penpal. I don't have anyone on the outside. I want to start my life over somewhere new when I get out, and I really feel that the Lord is telling me to go to Texas. I get out in July or August.

• Pray for Helen C. in Woodman Unit Gatesville TX.

• Pray for Joann Y. in Columbus GA. Pray for my grandson Jarruis to be healed, and his mother Taunjay to have her needs met, and for myself, to find employment now that I am home from prison. I have a lump in my throat. Pray that it goes away and that the craving for cigarettes leaves me.

• Pray for Audrey W. in Dawson State Jail Dallas TX.

Peace of Christ, Amen!