Prison Ministry Prayer Requests for this week – 5/30/23

My Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

God blessed us with a beautiful weekend to celebrate Memorial Day.  To some, it’s nothing more than the unofficial start to Summer vacation season.  But for veteran families this holiday holds special meaning.  We commemorate those who made the ultimate sacrifice in military service to our country. We enjoy many freedoms in this country, from living and working wherever we want, to unrestricted travel and openly worshipping whichever faith we choose. Securing and maintaining these freedoms came at a cost, and on Memorial Day we remember those who paid that cost.


Sounds very similar to another situation, where we enjoy freedom from the power of sin in our lives and no longer fear death since we’re promised eternal life. And these freedoms for all people for all time were paid for by one man dying on a cross as the ultimate sacrifice.


So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. (John 8:36)


So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law. (Galatians 5:1)


So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. (Romans 8:1-2)


We are reminded of Christ’s sacrifice every week at church, although Christians should commemorate it every day.  Another freedom we enjoy is to pray openly, and we certainly appreciate all of you exercising that ability on a regular basis.  Thanks as always for your ongoing support – God bless your week!


Grace and Peace,




Prayer Requests from Chaplain Heinrich

Please pray for:


Chaplain Rhonda Soland while touring Israel. Pray for safety and blessing.


D.B.- “I’m new here”. Pray for him and other inmates who enter prison life for the first time. The shock is intense.


R.R.- “I need a Bible for my ‘spiritual dilemmas’ in here. Pray for true insight and conviction.



Prayers from Onesimus Ministries

Lord, we pray your timing would be soon for re-opening Chester County Prison to volunteers to take your Word inside the gates and minister to your people in person.


We also pray that the many volunteer organizations that used to go into CCP will be ready and able once the way is clear.


We ask for wisdom, strength, and a daily filling of your Spirit for Chaplains Heinrich and Rhonda as they are your hands and feet within the prison walls each day.


Please protect the health of staff and inmates who operate in close quarters, and restore the health of those who have fallen ill.


We ask for compassion and peace between inmates and staff.


We ask for many hearts to turn to you at their time of greatest need, with the faith that you will meet them where they are and lift them from the miry clay.


We ask your blessing upon the aftercare ministries that take care of the men and women recently released from prison. May those ministries have ample volunteers and the support they need to effectively help their clients maintain their footing on the path that leads ultimately to You.


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