Today marks the start of Prisons Week 2006 (19th – 25th November):
Lord, you offer freedom to all people.
We pray for those in prison.
Break the bonds of fear and isolation that exist.
Support with your love
prisoners, and their families and friends,
prison staff and all who care.
Heal those who have been wounded by the activities of others,
especially the victims of crime.
Help us to forgive one another,
to act justly, love mercy
and walk humbly together with Christ in His strength
and in his Spirit, now and every day. Amen.