The Power Of Prayer - The Message
17 Oct 2023

The Power Of Prayer

God continues to do incredible things through our prisons team. Our prisons worker in London is Phoebe and we loved hearing what God’s been doing in the prison she works in. 

‘Henry* is a lad that I’ve been working with for over a year now, and he’s been on an incredible journey of faith. It’s been mind-blowing to watch him overcome so much with Jesus. 

‘I first started getting to know him when I supported him through a family bereavement. We set up regular meetings where Henry could share how he was feeling and, over time, we got chatting more about faith and the power of prayer.

‘One day he came into our meeting so excited to tell me that he had experienced God’s healing the night before! He’d been struggling with a bad migraine and nothing was helping make it better, so he decided to pray because this is something we had started regularly doing in our meetings. Within minutes, Henry said his migraine had gone. He was so amazed that he joined the Alpha course running in prison to find out more about Jesus. As he learnt about God and his love, Henry decided to get baptised before his release from prison. To see him go from being someone who regularly got into trouble and fights with prison officers, to becoming this completely new, faith-filled young man, has been so encouraging!

‘Another lad I’ve also been working with is Dave*. He’s so passionate about the gospel and has massively grown in his faith during his time in prison, so much so that he’s desperate to give back to the community and help people experiencing homelessness when he’s released. His dream is one day to open a 24-hour community centre/church for the homeless community! 

‘Now that Jesus has transformed his life, Dave also dreams of one day stopping young people following his path by using his story and faith journey with them, encouraging them to make positive changes to their lives. How amazing is that! I’m so excited to continue watching him grow and see all that God is going to do in and through him.   

‘These stories are just some of the encouraging testimonies that I am blessed to see each day. Please do pray with me and the rest of the team as we expand the work we do across London by launching prisons work in a new prison, and pray we’d continue to see God moving in the lives of those living and working in prison.’


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