LANSING PRISON MINISTRY
Our Lansing Prison Ministry is a wonderful opportunity for fellowship and discipleship as you worship alongside inmates who are striving to turn their life around through God’s word. Our volunteer Prison Ministry team members participate in monthly worship services with Beauty for Ashes and Family Restoration banquets with Brothers in Blue.
Services are held on the first Wednesday of each month at the minimum facility and the third Thursday of each month at the maximum facility from 7:00-8:00 PM. If you would like more information or have questions about getting involved in this ministry, contact Daryl Bredemeier at 816-616-9598 or email@example.com.
Briarcliff Church, in coordination with the multi-church Beauty for Ashes Ministry, will again be hosting a Christmas Banquet for the men of faith in the Brothers in Blue program on Dec. 9. The ministry provides the food, and volunteers spend days before the banquet cooking up a special holiday meal. On the day of the banquet, the men are the guests of honor as we serve them. They are always so humble and appreciative.
One of the annual traditions of this event is to give each of the Brothers in Blue participants a Christmas gift bag. Several area churches work together to gather the supplies for these bags. They are full of simple items that the men appreciate; toiletries, pens, paper, food/snacks, etc. We are joining the gift bag program again this year. Last year, with abundant generosity, the Briarcliff Church family donated to these bags. This year, in addition to gifting your left-over Fall Fest candy donations, we are asking for donations of Ramen Noodle packets.
We will be accepting donations in the lobby from Sunday, November 20 to Sunday, December 4. Thank you in advance for what you can provide!
PRISON MINISTRY PRAYER GUIDE
Our vision is to minister to those in prison
Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.
Pray for the Lord to give us caring and compassionate hearts for prisoners and their families that are suffering in our communities and throughout the world.
And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
Lord, help me to remember that ministering to people in need of mercy and grace, such as prisoners and their families, is the same as if doing it for You.
For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.
2 Corinthians 7:10
Father God, we pray that the prison ministry will lead the unsaved to you in godly sorrow that brings repentance that leads to salvation.
Deliver me from sinking in the mire; let me be delivered from my enemies and from the deep waters.
O LORD, in Your abundant loving devotion, we pray that you will lift up your children in prison and protect them from the evil that surrounds them.