Lansing Prison Ministry
Due to Covid-19, our ministry inside Lansing Correctional Facility has been temporarily suspended. Our volunteer Prison Ministry team members are anxious to return to our monthly worship services with Beauty for Ashes and Family Restoration banquets with Brothers in Blue.
For the past several years, our Briarcliff Church family has been very generous in adopting the children/family members of the Christian men participating in the Lansing Correctional Facility Christmas banquet. It's hard to convey how much these men appreciated being able to give their loved ones a gift. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, few volunteers and visitors are allowed in the facility so we are not able to have the banquet this year.
In addition to family gifts at the banquet, the multi-church Beauty for Ashes ministry gives each of the 135 Brothers in Blue participants a Christmas gift bag. Several area churches are working together to gather the supplies for these bags. These bags are full of simple items that the men appreciate; toiletries, pen, paper, and food/snacks. It's been a particularly difficult time for the men due to the extra isolation and these bags will be uplifting and let them know they're not forgotten this year!
Here's where we need your help this year. Briarcliff Church has committed to providing 135 of each of the following items.
- Full-size bottle of SHAMPOO
- Full-size DEODORANT (non-aerosol)
- Full-size bar of SOAP
We will be collecting your donations of these items on Sundays in November. Please look for a bin in the lobby. Thank you!
Prison Ministry Prayer Guide
Our vision is to minister to those in prison
Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.
Pray for the Lord to give us caring and compassionate hearts for prisoners and their families that are suffering in our communities and throughout the world.
And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
Lord, help me to remember that ministering to people in need of mercy and grace, such as prisoners and their families, is the same as if doing it for You.
For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.
2 Corinthians 7:10
Father God, we pray that the prison ministry will lead the unsaved to you in godly sorrow that brings repentance that leads to salvation.
Deliver me from sinking in the mire; let me be delivered from my enemies and from the deep waters.
O LORD, in Your abundant loving devotion, we pray that you will lift up your children in prison and protect them from the evil that surrounds them.