NOVENA for Barotse in Zambian Prisons DAY ONE – Wednesday, 26th April, 2017

27 April 2017
Author  Fr. Ignacio Muyunda

# Light Your Candle – and start the prayer with the sign of the Cross.

NOVENA FOR THOSE IN PRISON

# The Bible teaches us that Jesus expects His church to care for those who locked up in prison. He said, “I was in prison and you came to me” (Matt 25:36), and this is how He sees it; “as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me” (Matt 25:40).

# God expects us to entrust our future to Him and also accept the crown of purity. Let us learn to be generous with our lives in the service of God and others. We pray especially for (Mr. Afumba Mombotwa, Mr. Pelekelo Likando, and Mr. Sylvester Kalima Inambao.)

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be...

# Father of Mercy, the secrets of all hearts are known to you alone. You know who is just and you forgive the unjust. You alone are the Almighty Judge. We are not worthy of judging anyone. Your mercy is enough for sinners. Hear our prayers for those in prison. Give them patience and hope in their sufferings, and bring them home again soon. Comfort their near and dear ones. Let them trust in Jesus Christ and live with hope.

# Heavenly Father, we know You can even use evil done on them for good. All we need to do is to look at the cross, so help these men who are incarcerated to know that everything in our life, good and bad, is for our ultimate best (Rom 8:28).

# Sometimes we don’t always understand how bad done to us can be good. Help these prisoners to see that YOU are not going to give up on them, because Your Word shows that You favour the release of those in prison.

# If these prisoners are able to see that You are still working in their life Lord, they might have hope and know that You have promised to never leave them or forsake them (Deut 31:6; Heb13:5).

# Help them to take You at Your Word, and not use their feelings to guide their beliefs, oh Lord, for nothing is too hard for You. Allow them to see the good that can come from where they’re at now, and even if it looks bleak, good will come from it, and in Jesus’ strong name I pray, Amen.

Prepared by Fr. Ignacio Muyunda

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