Weekly Watch Focus: Remember Those in Prison
FRIDAY, April 27, 2018—God is on the move in our prison system. We have been receiving testimonies of God’s great deliverance and turnarounds in recent days. A woman in Michigan just told us, “A few years ago, Mahesh called for those whose relative was in prison... It was my cousin, so I stood along with at least three other families. That next year he was released…When he got out, the state hired him to teach in the prison while he was on probation, blessing him financially. He is home, and doing great!” In November we were ministering in Switzerland, when a precious couple from Germany shared, “Last year, you had a word of knowledge for our son. You said the Lord was delivering him from addiction and prison.” Soon after their son prison sentence was revoked and he was delivered from addiction. He is now a believer in Jesus, has started a family, and is testifying to others struggling with addiction. We thank the Lord for His wonderful works. Pray this move of the Spirit will continue, bringing a mighty wave of revival for the salvation of souls, deliverance, and mercy for the men and women in prison. Break yokes of addiction. Intercede for the chaplains and all involved in bringing the gospel to those in federal, state, and local prisons. Pray that as these prisoners are released, they will be restored to their communities, finding employment, stability, and full recovery.
Hebrews 13:3, “Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body.”
Psalm 69:33, “For the Lord hears the needy, and does not despise His who are prisoners.”
Matthew 25:34-40, “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’”
Psalm 102:18-21, “This will be written for the generation to come, that a people yet to be created may praise the Lord. For He looked down from His holy height; from heaven the Lord gazed upon the earth, to hear the groaning of the prisoner, to set free those who were doomed to death, that men may tell of the name of the Lord in Zion and His praise in Jerusalem.”
Isaiah 61:1, “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners.”