living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

prayer for jail release

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Featured on this page are three prayers to help with those who are currently in jail, or perhaps have a son or boyfriend in prison. There is a prayer for those who are about to be released from jail, that they that they would successfully enter back into society and not reoffend, and a prayer for those who are currently in jail for help and guidance. There are also several uplifting bible verses, and a prayer for strength for those going through a hard time.

Prayer for jail release
(a prayer for someone coming out of jail, that they would successfully enter back into society)

N.B. this prayer may be altered to "Father, you have found him, you have forgiven him" etc. if you are praying for a loved one leaving prison.


You have found me, you have forgiven me and you love me. I walk upon these truths, I set my feet firmly upon the rock of Jesus. As I leave jail I place my hand into the hand of Christ that I might led by his Spirit. Come guard my mind, let it be filled with praise, may it be full of songs of goodness that declare I am made new. And Lord, as I am freed from this physical prison, might I know your freedom in my soul. Help me to rebuild my life, to pour out love and goodness always and to seek a new pathway for my life.


Prayer for someone facing jail time

I need you God.
I know that I will have much time to seek you as I serve my sentence.
I will seek you Lord.
I take my bible, I will sing your praise and I will remember your promises.
You have already forgiven me, for you have laid down your life so that mine might be saved.
Now in the hardship of prison, I will seek life, I will look for you in the darkness because you are always a bright light.
I will look for the gifts in this experience, and trust that you will keep me, nurture me and change me.
Thank you that you walk with me always.


Quote on God's Protection when traveling from Psalm 139

"I am made new"

evening prayer

A beautiful prayer suitable for reading before bedtime and sleep:-

Prayer for strength and guidance

Lord, I reach out to you for your guidance.
Please show me which way to turn.
Calm my anxious thoughts, come speak into my mind.
Strengthen me as I falter and feel weary.
May I feel strength rising up within my heart.
Bring clarity into my visions and dreams.
I trust that you are with me, no matter where I go,
Or what I decide to do.
You journey with me always.


bible quotes about protection

"The Lord your God is with you,
the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
but will rejoice over you with singing."

(Zephaniah 3:17, NIV)

A Judeo-Christian Blessing

"I pray that the Lord
will bless and protect you,
and that he will show you mercy and kindness.
May the Lord be good to you
and give you peace."

(Numbers 6:24-26, CEV)

"You are my hiding place; you will save me from trouble. I sing aloud of your salvation, because you protect me."

(Psalm 32:7, GNT)