“When I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me.” (Micah 7:8)
Our May Newsletter is available to read here.
The last month has continued to be a challenging time for those who live and work in our prisons. Prisoners are spending over twenty three hours a day in their cells which is particularly difficult for those with mental health issues and many prisons are working with lower numbers of officers and chaplaincy staff due to some being unwell or having to self-isolate. We give thanks though that in these unusual times, the Lord has continued to give opportunities and send encouragements.
We were recently sent a poem, written by a prisoner in HMP Oakwood. He started by speaking about how he can feel alone and abandoned in his cell but continued with these words:
“But in the depths of the darkness, at the start of each night,
I have a sense of belonging, I know there is a light.
You see, Jesus is with me, He has been from the start;
Corona may touch my body, but God is in my heart.”
Please pray that he and other Christian prisoners will continue to be encouraged in their faith and that the current circumstances will cause many others to turn to Christ and find Him to be their light in times of darkness. Pray too for all who work in prisons in the many challenges they face at this time.
Thank you for your continued prayerful support.