CLI Prays for the Imprisoned
On Saturday, December 1st, Christian Library International, hosted its 7th Annual Prayer at the Prison Gate, a national day of prayer for inmates all over the country. This year we had more than 700 people across the U.S. taking time to pray for prisoners.
This year, one volunteer commented:
“There were only five of us, but it was powerful. Those inside could see us praying from the windows and were waving. We want to do this again!” Victoria Elizabeth at the Durham County Detention Facility, Durham, NC
Groups of CLI volunteers and leaders 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, victims of crime and their families.
Over 500 inmates joined us in praying on the inside this year in addition to the group outside the US prisons that CLI serves.
There are over 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.
See the photos below of several prayer teams!
See additional photos in the Gallery