Friday’s Prayers for Prisoners (4/25/2014)

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After a person has committed a horrible crime, the media normally interviews the criminal’s neighbors. What do the neighbors invariably say?

“Hey, he was a nice guy. We just can’t believe he has committed a horrible crime like that.”

Why do the neighbors generally say this?

The answer is simple: they did not know the man. Period.

Sadly, we American Christians do not know our neighbors. Oh, hallelujah, we love driving ten miles to a church where we worship with believers who agree with us on doctrines. But Lord knows, we won’t walk fifty feet to knock on our neighbors’ doors, introducing ourselves and asking if we can serve them in any way.

You know, we might as well live in a prison cell block for all the good we’re doing in our own neighborhoods.

Today, I prayed:

Lord, help us Americans to love our neighbors as ourselves so that we can help our neighbors bear all things, believe all things, hope all things, and endure all things. (Based on Mark 12:31 and 1 Corinthians 13:7)

What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you?

Join with me on Fridays to fast and pray for prisoners, according to Hebrews 13:3.

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3 responses to “Friday’s Prayers for Prisoners (4/25/2014)

  1. Just so everyone knows: I am guilty of this, too.

  2. Oh wow, Mr. Larry .. . I think about this a lot. Now just to put some actions to those thoughts! Thank you! I prayed from Habakkuk, about the earth being filled with the knowledge of the glory of The Lord, freeing us from the prison of not acknowledging Him.
    God bless you!

  3. Debbie,

    Debbie,

    What a great prayer. May the earth be filled with the knowledge of the Lord so we are freed from our prisons. Thanks.

    God bless you.

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