Our prayer focus this week is on the families of the incarcerated. Pray that they would become strong in their faith and trust God to guide them and deal with their anger, hurts, and losses in healthy, appropriate ways. Pray that they would be protected from gossip, prejudice, stereotyping, and harassment and be able to live in safety, peace, and stability no matter what goes on around them. Pray that they would not live in guilt for their family members’ crime and incarceration. Pray that they would begin taking positive steps toward strengthening and rebuilding the family and no longer experience chaos, violence, and trauma in their homes. Pray that churches in communities across the nation would open their arms to men and women returning from prison and their families.