Prayers For Family Member In Jail


Are you worried about a friend or relative who is behind bars? There may appear to be no solution and nothing you can do at times. God, however, has revealed that you can do the impossible and offer prayers for your loved one through Him.

Throughout Bible days, great things used to happen in jail. Even in today’s world, with prayers, God can intervene for your family members or friends in prison.

Prayers For A Family Member In Jail

Prayers For A Family Member In Jail


Are you worried about how your family member is faring in jail? Worry no more. Instead, take your worries to God with these prayers, and God will see them through.

PSALM 68:5-6
A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.

Dear Jesus, I ask that You watch over and be with my friend as he serves his jail term.

In Your name this day, amen, I beseech You to grant him the fortitude to go through this trying time of incarceration.


Prayers For A Loved One In Jail

Prayers For A Loved One In Jail

PSALM 69:33
The Lord hears the needy and does not despise his captive people.

Jesus, I come to you today. I pray and ask that You keep my brother safe from demonic influences and other hostile forces while in jail and that You keep him away from all adverse effects.

In the mighty name of Jesus, I beseech you and pray using your word in Isaiah 59:19, that says, “When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift standard against him” do not let my love one be enticed by anyone or anything wicked while locked up in the name of Jesus, amen.

I pray you to keep him safe and protect Him in the name of Jesus.


A Prayer For Strength For Someone In Jail

A Prayer For Strength For Someone In Jail

HEBREWS 13:1-3

“Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.”

Lord Jesus, You are the source of all life. I pray that You would uphold my friend’s faith while they are incarcerated and that You will utilize their time in seclusion to strengthen their witness of You.

Please make use of him to spread the good news to other prisoners. Let this trial be used in a way that will have an eternal impact on their lives and in the life of others for good in the name of Jesus Amen.


A Prayer For Provision For A Loved One In Jail

A Prayer For Provision For A Loved One In Jail

Mark 6:17

For Herod himself had sent and had John arrested and bound in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, because he had married her.

God the Father, I thank You for Your constant provision. I appreciate Your willingness to answer Your darling children’s prayers for assistance and relief.

I ask that You take great care to meet my friend’s needs while in jail so they may be comforted and content with whatever they areare given.

I pray that You will be merciful and grant him enough food, rest, and rations to get through this captivity without too much difficulty. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


A Prayer For Freedom For A Friend In Jail

A Prayer For Freedom For A Friend In Jail

ISAIAH 61:1-3

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.

He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.

Lord Jesus, You are my Lord and my Savior. You said in your word that whoever the Son sets free will indeed be set free. I am confident in your comment, and I pray that you intercede and help me, friend, be set free in the name of Jesus.

I pray You save him so he will accept Your gospel and have faith in Your name. Please kindly provide a new heart to adore You in addition to repentance from sin.

Knowing that You have saved another sinner despite their misdeeds would bring me great joy. In the name of Your holiness, I pray in the name of Jesus, Amen.


A Prayer For A Soon To Be Released Inmate In Jail

A Prayer For A Soon To Be Released Inmate In Jail

Jeremiah 37:15

Then the officials were angry at Jeremiah and beat him, and they put him in jail in the house of Jonathan the scribe, which they had made into the prison.

Almighty God, a day will come when I will be released from this location by Your will. I ask that You open up a path leading to a lucrative job for me.

Please assist me in locating a job that will pay my bills and enable me to contribute to society. Please allow me to see my work as a chance to serve and glorify You, regardless of my past mistakes.

Please let me gain a reputation as a dependable, trustworthy worker who appreciates the tasks I am given in the future in the name of Jesus, Amen.


A Prayer For An Inmate In Jail

A Prayer For An Inmate In Jail

Matthew 25:35-38

‘For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ “Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink?

Holy Spirit, I feel significant distress, and my emotions are weak. I feel heavily burdened by my confinement. I pray that You will give me the emotional fortitude to withstand the pressure.

Help me draw courage from the good news and rejoice that Jesus died for my sins and overcame them.

Let me experience the joy and peace that the Holy Spirit brings so I won’t feel depressed while in prison. I appreciate your unwavering support. Amen.


Prayer To Release A Loved One

Prayer To Release A Loved One

Ezra 7:26

Whoever will not observe the law of your God and the law of the king, let judgment be executed upon him strictly, whether for death or for banishment or for confiscation of goods or for imprisonment.”

In the name of the Heavenly Father, I beg You to intervene in my brother’s prison sentence, bringing justice to his wrong and healing to his heart in the name of Jesus.

I pray you, Heavenly Father, use your authority and dominion to bring him back safe and sound. His friends are drifting away from him, the family visits are becoming more and more complex, and he is beginning to feel isolated.

I ask that You help us deal with this challenging circumstance and bring home an innocent man with Your gentle spirit and merciful love. In the name of Jesus, amen.





Prayer for the Forgiveness of the Imprisoned

Prayer for the Forgiveness of the Imprisoned

ROMANS 12:12-16

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

Christ, my Savior, I appreciate and praise You for enduring a sinner like me. You gave me Your righteousness and all the joy of paradise even though I didn’t deserve Your mercy.

Right now, I ask that You pardon my friend for the transgressions that they have made. I pray for forgiveness from those who were impacted. Please allow me to be without resentment or lack of affection.

Finally, I ask that You cleanse their sins like snow, which is vital. When a pardon is announced in this case, may all of heaven rejoice in Jesus’ name. Amen.


Prayer For Someone Being Sentenced

Prayer For Someone Being Sentenced

ROMANS 8:1-3

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.

Dear Heavenly Father, you promised in your word that you would grant every request made in the name of Jesus.

In the name of Jesus, I humbly ask You to intervene in my friend’s jail term and grant him the fortitude to get through it. Amen and Amen in the name of Jesus.


Praying is a potent way to show your love and support towards a family member in jail for their predicament and to help them put their life back on the right track, even if it may feel like there is nothing you can do to free them from jail.

While they are incarcerated, urge your loved one to read the Bible and pray daily. Instead of letting your jailed loved one slide into sadness or hopelessness, be prayerful for them and be compassionate with them.

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