The Power of Studying and Praying the Word
"Since this new way gives us such confidence, we can be very bold. We are not like Moses, who put a veil over his face so the people of Israel would not see the glory, even though it was destined to fade away. But the people’s minds were hardened, and to this day whenever the old covenant is being read, the same veil covers their minds so they cannot understand the truth. And this veil can be removed only by believing in Christ. Yes, even today when they read Moses’ writings, their hearts are covered with that veil, and they do not understand. But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthians 3:12-16 NLT
The primary ways in which we use the WORD to strengthen believers in prisons are:
- Chapel services - Equipping them to handle the Word of God rightly.
- Establishing scheduled prayer times that run simultaneously which are covered by inmates, and by members of participating congregations. In this model of prayer, inmates learn to develop the joy found in praying the Scriptures. “For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them”. Matthew 18:20 NLT