Pray For Protection

I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore. Psalm 121

Let’s pray this week for the protection of the men at St. Clair Correctional Facility. Pray that their eyes would be lifted up to the Lord and that their hearts would be poured out to Him. Pray that they would rest in the fact that their help comes from the Lord and not from themselves. Pray that they would resist the snares of the evil one, Satan and shun drugs and other types of contraband that get into prison. Pray that they would be safe from sexual assault and other forms of victimization and be healthy and free from serious illness. Ultimately pray that their lives would be surrendered to the Lord and by His hand transformed into His likeness!

Lets Pray For Those Of Other Religions

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:37-39

This week I want to encourage you to pray for the Muslims that are incarcerated. Pray that these men would receive a full revelation of the true God and His loving character. Pray that they will also understand that God desires for everyone to know Him as children and not as slaves. Pray that they would get saved, pray that they will be convicted of sin and know true repentance. Pray that they would experience God’s total forgiveness and thus be able to forgive others. And also pray that they would know the assurance of salvation through Jesus, something Islam can never offer them! Pray for guidance as Jeremy interacts with these men at the prison that he serves at. Pray that relationships would continue to be built and that these men would seek out the Godly counsel of the Church inside of prison!

Pray For The Upcoming Kairos Weekend

“But if a wicked person turns away from all his sins that he has committed and keeps all my statutes and does what is just and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die. None of the transgressions that he has committed shall be remembered against him; for the righteousness that he has done he shall live. Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, declares the Lord God, and not rather that he should turn from his way and live? Ezekiel 18:21-23

This coming weekend we will be having a Kairos weekend! Kairos is an interdenominational Christian ministry that comes into at. Clair twice a year for a 3-day short course in Christianity. It begins with a spiritual introduction on Thursday evening and then continues through Sunday afternoon. This ministry aims to bring Christ’s love and forgiveness to all the men that participate. Kairos is a Greek word for time and is used in the sense of a time set by God for a particular occurrence. This weekend we have chosen 24 men from St. Clair that have never went through this weekend before to participate in this time set by God. Pray that these men will find God this weekend and experience His love for them! Pray that these men would be affected by this love, repent, turn from their sins and surrender their lives to Jesus.

Pray that everything would run smoothly and God would be glorified!

Disturb Us Lord!

Disturb us, Lord, when we are too well pleased with ourselves, when our dreams have come true because we have dreamed too little, when we arrived safely because we sailed too close to the shore.

Disturb us, Lord, when with the abundance of things we possess, we have lost our thirst for the waters of life; having fallen in love with life, we have ceased to dream of eternity and in our efforts to build a new earth, we have allowed our vision of the new Heaven to dim. 

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly, to venture on wider seas where storms will show Your mastery; where losing sight of land, we shall find the stars. We ask You to push back the horizons of our hopes; and to push into the future in strength, courage, hope, and love.

This prayer from Sir Francis Drake has been challenging me recently! I am challenged at how often we tend to think we have arrived in our Christian lives when in reality we haven’t. How often we tend to lose our thirst and zeal to be more like Christ and how our vision of heaven has a tendency to grow dim. So often we hang up the Do Not Disturb sign on the door of our lives because we don’t like our comfort, safety and status quo living being interrupted by the turbulence of big dreams, the deep waters of radical obedience, the rough seas of suffering, and the dark nights of uncertain adventures.

Pray this week that the Christians inside of prison would be disturbed, that they would not lose their thirst for the waters of life and would step out with courage, having placed their faith in God. Pray that while on this sanctification journey that they would open their eyes and identify those “smooth sailing” areas of their lives. Pray that the Church inside of prison will become more like Christ and be a radiant light to the rest of the population.

Pray For The Church Inside Our Prisons

The Lord sets the prisoners free; the Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous. The Lord watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin. Psalms 145:7-9

Each Wednesday I attend an inmate led chapel service at prison. I would like to request prayer for our inmate led service tonight. Pray for the inmates who will be leading out in worship and the teaching of the word on Thursday. Pray that they would seek to decrease so that God can increase. Pray that everything would run smoothly and that God would be glorified! Pray that lives would be touched both nights and changed for eternity.

Praying For Peace And Safety

And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the LORD for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace. Jeremiah 29:7

This verse is part of a letter written by the Prophet Jeremiah to the priests, the prophets, and all the people, whom Nebuchadnezzar had taken into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon. He directs them to seek the good of the country where they were captives and to pray for it.

I have used this verse on several occasions at prison to encourage the men there to seek the good for the prison and to pray for peace therein. There are hard days inside of prison and I would like to request all of you to join us in this same prayer! Pray for peace the cessation of or freedom from any strife or dissension. Pray for the safety of all the inmates and officers at the prison! Pray that ultimately God would be glorified and men’s lives would be changed for eternity.

A Prayer Of Service

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

where there is injury, pardon;

where there is doubt, faith;

where there is despair, hope;

where there is darkness, light;

where there is sadness, joy;

This is my prayer this week as I continue to lead out in ministry! I want to encourage you to join me in this prayer! This should be our goal, to be used by God to bring peace to others. Jesus said this would be a common characteristic of God’s children. He said, “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.” This week as we go forth as God’s children let us seek to bring peace and introduce Jesus to the troubled soul!

Pray For Those Who Are In The Prison Infirmary

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When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.  For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior, I give Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in exchange for you. Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life. Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you. Isaiah 43:2-5

Let’s pray this week for the men housed in the infirmary at St. Clair Correctional Facility. Pray that these men would spend their time seeking God and that they would be comforted in this time. Pray that they would not be overwhelmed with fear but rather rest in the knowledge that God is with them and has not forsaken them. Pray for physical, mental and spiritual healing in their lives. Pray for those on their death bed with cancer and many other diseases, that their hearts would be turned heavenward.

Pray for the Doctor and nurses who work daily to take care of these men, give them the wisdom of what is needed for their care. Pray for Jeremy as he visits the infirmary twice weekly, sharing the good news of the Gospel, praying and visiting with these men.

Pray For Protection

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I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is your keeper;the LORD is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore. Psalm 121

Let’s pray this week for the protection of the men at St. Clair Correctional Facility. Pray that their eyes would be lifted up to the Lord and that their hearts would be poured out to Him. Pray that they would rest in the fact that their help comes from the Lord and not from themselves. Pray that they would resist the snares of the evil one, Satan and shun drugs and other types of contraband that get into prison. Pray that they would be safe from sexual assault and other forms of victimization and be healthy and free from serious illness. Ultimately pray that their lives would be surrendered to the Lord and by His hand transformed into His likeness!

Lets Pray For Those Of Other Religions

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:37-39

This week I want to encourage you to pray for the Muslims that are incarcerated. Pray that these men would receive a full revelation of the true God and His loving character. Pray that they will also understand that God desires for everyone to know Him as children and not as slaves. Pray that they would get saved, pray that they will be convicted of sin and know true repentance. Pray that they would experience God’s total forgiveness and thus be able to forgive others. And also pray that they would know the assurance of salvation through Jesus, something Islam can never offer them! Pray for guidance as Jeremy interacts with these men at the prison that he serves at. Pray that relationships would continue to be built and that these men would seek out the Godly counsel of the Church inside of prison!