Prison Ministry Praying Moms
Say Yes to the Lord’s Calling!
“I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’” Matthew 25: 36-40
As the Moms in Prayer USA Prison Ministry Facilitator, Nancy Turock works with nine dedicated State Prison Liaisons and about 140 volunteers in teams across 39 states to bring Moms in Prayer to incarcerated mothers. These mothers, who feel helpless and hopeless about doing anything for their children while in prison, discover through Moms in Prayer that they can actually do the very best thing for their children – pray for them! For their children to belong to the Lord and live a Christian life, for safety, protection, caring teachers and success in school, Christian friendships, fulfilling work, financial stability, and a chance to realize their dreams, are the timeless concerns and hopes of Christian mothers.
As our founder Fern Nichols says, “the heart of a mother beats the same everywhere.” Many inmates hesitate sharing prayer needs for themselves in a group, but boldly request prayers on behalf of their children. In the process, we’ve also seen over the past dozen years how Moms in Prayer changes the hearts of these incarcerated women, connects them with other Christian mothers in their facility, gives them a new attitude and cooperative spirit as they serve their time, and helps them return to their communities and lead changed lives.
There is always a need for more volunteers to pray with incarcerated moms. While this ministry is not for everyone, if you have a heart for these women and want to learn more about bringing prayer into the prisons, please contact Nancy Turock at Prison@MomsInPrayer.org . She will be glad to talk and pray with you about whether God may be leading you to serve in this way. And there is always a need for prayer: in support of the faithful State Liaisons and existing teams, for prisons and jails in every state to open their doors to Moms in Prayer, and for dedicated volunteers to bring the hope, peace and abundant blessings of Moms in Prayer to incarcerated mothers and their children.