Pray

The Saints Prison Ministry values you as a partner in ministry, as well as a member of our SPM family. We would like to know when something is troubling you and we are committed to praying for our friends when we are asked.

Please click on the button below to submit a prayer request of any type, knowing that when we receive it we will be happy to pause what we are doing and have one of our staff pray for you at that moment.pray-img

 

Become a Prayer Partner to one of our Missionary-Athletes!  Each missionary-athlete must have a team of 10 prayer partners, committed to lifting them up in prayer during the season or on a crusade.  Be part of the team entering prison regularly, even if you can’t  physically be on the field or in the gym!

I will pledge to partner with a missionary-athlete this season

Prayer Warriors pray specifically for inmates who have filled out response cards at our games. We send five cards to each Prayer Warrior monthly and ask that they pray for these prisoners at least once a week. At the end of the month, each Prayer Warrior receives five new cards.

Announcements

January usually means winding down soccer season, the heart of basketball season, and the first mention of softball season in the way of preseason meetings. To no one’s surprise, soccer and basketball seasons have fallen victim to pandemic cautions.

That leaves the softball season preparation to “announce” and this will surprise no one either. Due to the incredibly unpredictable prison landscape today, the preseason meetings for softball season are postponed until further notice. We are optimistic that we will see some level in-prison activity this summer but, until we have some indication of what that may look like, we are going to move forward cautiously to avoid any confusion or misleading statements.

We appreciate your prayers for our missionary-athletes as they are anxious to once again meet inmates who are desperate for answers once again, face-to-face, in the furtherance of the Gospel.

Hot Topics

COVID-19 certainly qualifies as a Hot Topic, and even more so as it impacts not only our ministry but also the men and women to whom we minister.

Just this week, the first inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Fort Dix passed away as a result of COVID. The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is a long-time partner of the Saints Prison Ministry and we have visited Federal prisons all over the country. But FCI Fort Dix is right in our backyard, a mere 15 miles from our headquarters in NJ, and we have developed many close relationships there over the years.

One inmate’s death is no more or less important than another, but this news reminds us that the incarcerated men and women we visit are living in perilous conditions. While we may choose to lock ourselves in our homes or wear a hazmat suit in public if we choose, prison conditions are so cramped that “social distancing” is almost impossible.

While our ministry is not allowed in-person visits at this time, prayer is a ministry unto itself and we ask all of our Saints family to be praying regularly for the mission field to which we are called.

“Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them……” Hebrews 13:3 [Link to the nj.com article referenced above https://www.nj.com/news/2021/01/first-inmate-dies-at-nj-prison-ravaged-by-covid.html