Launched by Prison Fellowship across England and Wales in July 2020, Prayer Line is a service that allows anyone in prison to call a free number and leave a confidential message with their personal prayer request. Prison Fellowship’s team of volunteers are committed to pray for each person that calls on that day and across the following month.  It is as simple as that, and there are no catches!


How it works:


“Some of the most fervent prayers are said from prison cells,” says Ven. James Ridge, Chaplain General at HMPPS. “For over 40 years Prison Fellowship has enabled countless prisoners to know that someone is sharing in those prayers. This new initiative enables a more active and immediate participation – prisoners can know that their concerns are being shared safely and confidentially by faithful, prayerful Christians.

This is a wonderful facility which will help to remind prisoners that they are loved by God and that His Church is praying with them and for them.”

Prison Fellowship is thrilled to have the backing of HMPPS Faith Services to support men and women in prison in this way. The expectation is that this new service will strengthen the vital work done by prison chaplains caring for the spiritual and pastoral needs of those in prison.

Peter Holloway, Prison Fellowship’s CEO, says, “Prayer Line is a key way we can support men and women in their journey towards healing and restoration, standing alongside them with deep trust that their loving Heavenly Father hears every prayer.”

Prison Fellowship was founded on a belief in the power of prayer, and has local groups of volunteers praying for every single prison in England and Wales, as well as serving through their presence and PF’s programmes.

About Prayer Line

No, it's free.
Yes, the service is for anyone in prison.
No. All calls will go straight to an answering machine.
Every day.
It is for everyone - for people of any faith or none.
Volunteers will pray for people on the day the message is received and then across the following month as well.
Yes. Individuals are asked to only leave their first name and not the name of their prison. Only the initial of their name and no identifying information will be passed on for prayer, unless someone’s life is in danger and they choose to identify themselves.
Prayer Line promotional material directs people with thoughts of suicide or self-harm to the Samaritans and provides the relevant telephone number. If, however an individual should leave a concerning message with identification, the appropriate safeguarding actions will be taken.

— Pray

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