Angel Tree Families
We pray for Caregivers and the children of prisoners this Christmas. May they find joy in the Spirit this Christmas season, and may it ultimately lead them to the hope we have in Your unfailing love, Heavenly Father.
On a day that incites and excites many to fear, we pray that hearts everywhere would be overcome by the power of peace. May the Giver and Sustainer of our peace reach the hearts of prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families with the peace beyond comprehension.
Lord, we pray that prisoners all across Canada who have little children, (whom they will not have the opportunity to spend Christmas with) will have the opportunity to participate in our Angel Tree Christmas program. We pray that it creates and/or maintains the gift of connection between parent and child.
Lord, we bless the little children this Christmas and pray that through both the Angel Tree Christmas program, and also in all the special ways that you are able to make your love known to us, that these little ones have an especially memorable celebration of your entrance into this world for us.
We lift up all the selfless families and relatives of prisoners who have taken on the responsibility and expenses of caring for the children of prisoners during incarceration. We pray that you will meet their every need, Lord. We also pray that they are reminded of your great love for them.
During a season where families often spend much time reconnecting, we pray for the gift of connection for our Bridgecare clients who might be feeling alone in their journey. We pray that there will be restoration both to God and to the community for them in deeply meaningful ways.
We thank God for the wonderful work we see taking place through Bridgecare-Client team matchups. We pray that the Lord would continue to knit these teams and clients together in bonds of spiritual fellowship. May the Lord grace each meeting with the gift of His presence.
We thank the Lord for the many individuals who we've identified as candidates for Skills Development. In finding their way to this resource, we also pray for their encouragement along the way. We pray the Lord would move heaven and earth to find them meaningful places of employment upon completion of their training.
It's so wonderful to see how the Lord helps us discover and uncover our needs as we do the work of uprooting and planting in redeveloping better practices for workflow. We pray that His hand rests firmly upon every piece of the work, and leads us triumphantly into a process that increases efficiency.
Though "the harvest is plentiful..." We pray that we continue to see answers to prayers, solutions to questions, resources for needs, and the presence of God daily in all that we do. We lift up each staff member's unique needs and pray a special word of blessing for each one in their respective stations.
We lift up all of the PFC programs across Canada and ask the Lord to amply supply our every need as a national organization. We pray that for every open door we pray that we would always have fully trained volunteers ready to walk through those doors and make the truth of the Gospel - […]
We lift up our wonderful community of believers that the Lord has entrusted to our care, and we ask the Lord to grace each one right now in their very point of need. Where there is discouragement, let there be rejoicing. Where wisdom is lacking, let there be an overflow of guidance. Where there is […]
We lift up the PFC by Phone program and pray that many prisoners struggling with isolation or loneliness would find their way to the number and find meaningful encouragement and spiritual support from the call. We pray that word of this meaningful support would continue to spread like wildfire to prisoners across Canada.
We lift up our core curriculums across Canada and pray that in every place where the person of Jesus is discussed, that the Holy Spirit will bring forth an understanding and revelation of the Christ to all. We pray that the concepts of forgiveness, identity, meaning and purpose would be deeply imparted to each participant.
We continue to pray that all across Canada, God is preparing a resource for returning citizens that will help support them in the difficulty they have in finding safe housing with a criminal record. We stand, watch, and wait to see the goodness of God abounding and trust that we shall see it come to […]
We continue to pray that the Lord would begin speaking to every participant of every program to prisoners through dreams and visions and give them a boldness to share these dreams and visions in the safe space of their volunteer connections. We also pray for wise counsel in the interpretation of dreams, and volunteers who […]
We pray that the Lord would release angels across Canada to support the work behind the scenes of the physical realm with everything needed to keep prisoners safe, protected, and away from voices that lead to self-harm. We pray that we would also get to hear some of these incredible testimonies for our encouragement also.
We thank the Lord for the partnership of Chaplains all across Canada and pray that the Lord would provide encouragement, resources, and answers to prayer for each one. We also pray that the Holy Spirit would give each one wisdom unique to their context that supports them in the difficult task they have of caring […]
We pray for alignment in every task we undertake as a ministry. May the Lord straighten out the paths that we embark upon and keep our feet from getting caught in the many traps along the way. We pray that the Lord would continue to lift up our sights to perceive each undertaking from a […]
We pray for every staff, volunteer, supporter, and partner, that when we speak, the very words of God would be so readily on our tongue to give an answer for the hope within us; to point many to the truth of the king and his kingdom, and to make known the mysteries of God to […]
We lift up the government of Canada in prayer and trust that the Lord is making straight the things that need to be straightened, and that He is still sovereign over those he places in positions of authority. We pray whether knowing or unknowingly, he will lead the leaders of our country and exercise his […]
We pray for prisoners struggling with shame surrounding literacy issues and we pray that more solutions will become available that aid them in spending their time productively acquiring new skills. We pray that the Holy Spirit would pour out into each one, and create within those who need it, a deep longing for His word.
We thank God for the partnership of ministries that bring the Word of God to prisoners across Canada. We pray that their every need to continually supply these resources for prisoners is always amply met. May the Word of God be held in highest esteem, and the truth of God made known to each one […]
We lift up staff, volunteers, partners and prisoners and pray that the Lord would continue to unite us into the community that he envisions in his heart. May the obstacles to deeper fellowship be removed, and the peace of God reign over these connections.
Before we ever even ask a question, may the Lord who goes before us amply supply the wisdom, the guidance, the understanding, and the resources we need to walk into the questions with a solution. Fix our focus on your great power and might, God, and let us not be overcome by the difficulties that […]
We pray that every sponsorship will be so abundantly fulfilled through our Angel Tree Christmas sponsors that each child will now have a hopeful surprise to look forward to in the days to follow. May the Spirit of the Lord be with all the little children bestowing a strong sense of connection to their distant […]
Sometimes when moving too quickly, it's easy to overlook the obvious blessings. We pray for heightened levels of discernment in all that we do - that we would not miss the God of the details in moving too quickly past the things God is intending for us to spend time understanding.
We pray that the Lord would continue to raise up financial supporters with the consistent means to stabilize ongoing support for the work being done in each of the provinces across Canada. We pray for individuals, church partners, corporations, and other unexpected mediums of support to find within themselves the heart of God for the […]
We pray that the local church would make meaningful connections to local families through Angel Tree Christmas sponsorships. We pray that in addition to a child of a prisoner simply receiving a gift this Christmas, that families of prisoners would find healthy, stable, supportive community connections through the local church.
It's quite amazing what a lean, diligent, hardworking team can accomplish day to day, but we lift up our national team today asking that the Lord would also provide restorative times of rest for each one of them according to their need. We pray that our labours are never a distraction from greater spiritual growth.
As we approach the holiday season, we pray that the presence of God would be personally felt and experienced in the lives of every staff member, volunteer, partner, supporter, and especially, in the lives of those we serve. Help us to truly know the One we long to be like, Lord!
We pray for a paradigm shift right now in the lives of prisoners and ex-prisoners everywhere across Canada. Though some of the lessons we fail to learn may take us to dark places in life, we pray that you would just begin to brilliantly shine through the darkness, revealing a Savior who is close to […]
We thank the Lord for the ministry of local sponsors to the families of prisoners through Angel Tree Christmas, and pray that as the gifts are delivered throughout this month, that the Holy Spirit will find unique ways to bind these two parties together in ways that lead to ongoing community connection, and fellowship in […]
We want to lift up a caller on our PFC by Phone lines who continually struggles with very vivid dreams of returning back to drugs. The dream troubles him deeply and discourages him that he will not be successful upon release to stay clean. But we know the power of our chainbreaking God, so we […]
We thank the Lord for every one of the students who attend weekly Bible based curriculum training across Canada in prison, and pray for both their understanding and application of all that they learn, but also for the connections being formed through the classes. We pray that the dividing wall of hostility between prisoner groups […]