Prayer Requests – June 7, 2016

These are prayer requests from inside members of CF:

  1. I ask for prayer for the health of my sister Toni and all those who are ill and suffering; for housing for my mother and all the homeless.
  2. Please pray for Jamie, Shannon, Brandon, Trelon,and Wyaff to meet all of there needs; Alexus, Kylee and Matthew to be better Christians; for the continued blessings of the souls of my father Michael and mother Cathy; to all of the church brothers, all the unsaved, for me to get a new bunkie or for my current bunkie to get his hygiene in order and to care for himself.
  3. Pray that I will have the strength to give my life to God, for him to do whatever he pleases, so I can be the best man of God I can be to help build up the community where I will live.
  4. Please lift me up in prayer that I will be able to get a parole soon and be released.
  5. Brother Dennis asks that this church as a whole dwell and walk more and more in unity and guidance of the spirit.

Please take a few minutes to pray over each of these requests. Our inside members truly appreciate your prayers, love and support.

JSH

Prayer Requests – April 26, 2016

These are prayer requests from inside members of CF:

  1. I ask for prayer for Carol and myself (George), that everything will work out between us in the future.
  2. I would like prayer for my parole hearing on May 03. I have a lot of anxiety, as I have been in prison for 23-years. I would also ask for prayers for my mother who is dealing with some serious health issues. Please pray for my family to stay strong and to hang in there and know everything will work out.
  3. Please pray for the ones who have not found God yet, especially my sons. Pray for someone to show them the way to God and also for those that have lost there way. Pray that they will pick up there cross again and continue the journey on the path to salvation.
  4. Please pray for my brother Mallory. He recently came to prison and is experiencing some physical ailments.
  5. Pray for our visitors here with CF and for all of our families. I will also keep all of you in my prayers.

Please take a few minutes to pray over each of these requests. Our inside members truly appreciate your prayers, love and support.

JSH

Prayer Requests – April 19, 2016

These are prayer requests from inside members of CF:

  1. Lord help my unbelief; guide me in the way; teach me to accept the blessing you’ve bestowed on me.
  2. Pray for my sister who is having some legal issues; please pray for her children’s well-being; please pray for my mother and brother also, that they will be strong in faith, health, emotionally and spiritually.
  3. Please pray for my friends and family.
  4. Please pray for my mother Doreen Chastain.
  5. I am battling a sexual addictions that has gotten to hard to quit on my own. Only through God can this addiction be overcome. Please pray that it is taken away for good, instead of coming back again.

Please take a few minutes to pray over each of these requests. Our inside members truly appreciate your prayers, love and support.

JSH

Pray for Prayer Ministry

Please keep our prayer ministry in your prayers this week. We hope to start praying intentionally and systematically utilizing volunteers to life our brothers up in prayer. Please pray for all volunteers involved, that they will find this time with the Lord fulfilling, and that the me we pray for will see God actively working in their lives!

Expansion of Prison Congregations

Our congregation members move from prison to prison often. In the past few months, many of our men have been transferred to facilities without prison congregations. We miss them dearly. We pray that they will find worshiping communities wherever they go. We pray that the Lord will open doors in the Michigan prison system for more prison congregation church plants.

For Those Who Run the Prisons

Lord, we lift up those who work daily to maintain order and peace within the prison walls. Those who wear a uniform and are called to do a difficult job in uncomfortable circumstances. Men and women who must always maintain their calm and treat people fairly, even if they are not being treated fairly themselves. Father, we pray that these men and women will always act in a professional manner that honors you. That they will look to you for guidance and wisdom as they work with the incarcerated.

Prayer for Reconciliation

Jesus came to reconcile us to God, and through that process, reconcile us with one another. All of us have strained relationships from time to time. Thankfully, most of us can pick up the phone, send an email, or invite the person we’re struggle with to share a meal with us so we can work through our differences. These options are not readily available to our brothers behind the walls and fences of prison. Reconciling relationships that have been broken by sin can be a painful process, but it can also be nearly impossible for men in prison. Please lift up the men and their families in prayer. Pray that mothers, fathers, sons and daughters will be reconciled and find a way to have an appropriate relationship with good boundaries and forgiveness.

Illness in Prison

One of the housing units at Handlon Correctional Facility is under quarantine due to illness. Many of the brothers who worship with Celebration Fellowship come from this particular unit. Please pray for our brothers to be healed and protected from illness.

Prayer for Thanksgiving

We thank the LORD for his abundant provision to the church behind bars. Thank you, LORD, for opening the doors for us to worship with our brothers behind bars. Thank you for leadership on the inside that cares for the body. Thank you volunteers who love to spend time in fellowship with those inside.

Please pray for our brother behind bars who will not be able to be with their families over the Thanksgiving holiday. Please pray for the families of our brothers, that the Holy Spirit will comfort them in the absence of their loved ones.

 

Leadership Selection

This month we will begin the process of selecting new leaders from the inside congregation to help lead the church. We’ve recently approved a new selection process that caters to the needs of the congregation. Please pray that we find leaders who:

1. Are mature Christians who have the best needs of the church as a top priority.
2. Are capable of dealing with the stress and demands of leadership.
3. Are able to represent and minister to members of each housing unit.
4. Are as diverse as our congregation.
5. Are teachable, humble, wise, and willing to share their wisdom in a God-honoring way with the entire leadership team.