Luke’s story

Sadly many people in prison don’t believe that their prayers will have the same impact as yours. Maybe because they don’t believe in God? Or perhaps they consider themselves not worthy of the opportunity to have a personal relationship with Him?

Remarkably, Prayer Line has given people in prison this opportunity! It’s made space for them to pray!

Below are prayer requests* from some people who called Prayer Line over recent weeks. Please listen to them and then pray to our Heavenly Father for those in our prisons.

Luke first phoned Prayer Line in November. He called almost every day, asking for prayers for his family, prison life and his upcoming court appearance.

He asked for us to pray that he could move wings from his “dark, cold cell and get a job to relieve the 23 hours of daily lockdown.” And then, we didn’t hear from him for a while.

Just a few days ago, Luke called Prayer Line again. His new cell is brighter and overlooks the hills. And he’s got a job helping out on his new wing. He rang to say thank you—that he believed Prayer Line had made a real difference! Luke’s prayers have been answered, too. How amazing!

Luke is one of the hundreds of people in prison to have called Prayer Line to leave a message with their prayer requests since we launched our free phone line in July last year.

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* The audio files on this webpage are all based on genuine Prayer Line calls. The views expressed in these calls are those of the people who contacted Prayer Line, and are not necessarily those of Prison Fellowship. For privacy, images are models, and voices are actors.