Scripture: … They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendour. They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations (Is.61:1-4).
Proclamation: We proclaim that God’s mercies are new every morning – may His mercies be new over every prisoner daily, and may many prisoners be called oaks of righteousness and become a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendour.
Prayer: Father, we pray specifically for every person in prison in our country. We ask that they will be saved and called oaks of righteousness. Make them grow spiritually so that they can become a planting in Your kingdom for the display of Your splendour. We pray that they will return to their families and towns and cities and start to rebuild the ancient ruins of faith and trust in You. We ask for favour for them to restore the places long devastated and that Your Name will be glorified from this generation forth and forever.
Blessing: Heavenly Father, bless every prisoner in South Africa with salvation. Strengthen them and plant them in the communities they come from for the display of Your splendour.
Something practical to do today: Take time to locate the prison nearest to you. Pray for this prison by name and ask for God’s purposes to become a planting in the lives of each inmate, as well as all those guarding and overseeing them.