Today let’s lift up the needs of the children and families of the incarcerated as they struggle to rebuild their lives in the absence of their loved one. Pray that they would know that God loves them unconditionally and that they would experience the abiding presence of God in their lives. Pray that they will experience God’s comfort in their loneliness and that they would have wisdom and strength for raising their children during this difficult time. Pray for the relationships within the families, that they will be able to maintain an appropriate level of contact with the one who is incarcerated and experience reconciliation in strained or broken relationships. Pray that churches in communities across the nation will sense God’s calling to reach out to these families who are struggling.