CLI Prays for the Imprisoned Across America
On Saturday, December 2nd, Christian Library International, hosted it’s 6th Annual Prayer at the Prison Gate, a national day of prayer for inmates all over the country.
Groups of CLI volunteers and representatives in all 50 states gathered outside the gates of jails, prisons and correctional facilities to lift up the spiritual needs of everyone connected with these facilities: inmates, guards, chaplains, wardens, volunteers, families of inmates and staff, and the victims and their families of crimes committed by residents.
Approximately 65 groups of 10 volunteers each will be praying, both inside and outside some of the 1,600 US prisons that CLI serves.
There are 2.2 million inmates in the United States and the Christmas season is one of the most difficult times for those incarcerated in correctional facilities. CLI and their volunteers come together to offer hope and encouragement for the imprisoned and their families.
“Prayer is essential in changing lives and hearts in prison,” said Kathleen Skaar, CLI’s founder and executive director.
CLI provided group leaders with a list of recommended prayers, suggested Christmas carols, and advice on obtaining a permit to gather on the sidewalk. Group leaders invited friends, relatives, neighbors, or fellow church members to join them.
See the photos below of a few of the CLI prayer teams: