Incarcerated parent’s prayer

Lord, I have made some terrible mistakes, and I’m paying the price. Because I’m in prison, I can’t be there for my children physically,  but I don’t want them to suffer for my mistakes. I miss them so much, and I feel horrible for the pain I’ve caused them in my absence.

Please be with them everywhere they go – bless and protect them beyond what I could ever do, even if I was with them. Keep them safe from physical and emotional harm. Surround them with supportive, loving, positive influences, who teach them about You and guide them to make good choices.

Through my letters, prayers and visits, give them the grace to know how deeply they are loved. Please guard their hearts and minds from ever worrying about how I’m doing in prison – I want them to have a happy childhood, surrounded by love and support, in spite of what I’m going through. I never want to be a burden on them or weigh them down in any way.

Lord, I am truly and deeply sorry for the mistakes I have made, which brought me to this place. I know I’m not worthy of You, but please come into my heart and transform me into a better person, so when I’m released from prison I can earn the right to be in my kids lives in a healthy way. Help me live a life they can be proud of and positively influenced by.

Most importantly, whatever it takes and whatever sacrifices I have to make, please by Your power, set my children on a better path than I’ve been on. Prevent them from experiencing the kinds of  traumas and destructively influences, which have led me to make the bad decisions I have. Provide them with all the support and opportunities they need to make better choices. Fill their hearts with Your guidance, so they follow Your ways always.

In Jesus name,


Have you ever been incarcerated? Do you have an incarcerated loved one? Please comment below, and I will lift you all up in prayer! < strong>Related Scripture<<<<<
h 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Acts 12:7 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood next to him, and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him, saying, “Get up quickly.” And the chains fell off his hands.

John 14:13-14 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.<<<<<

1 Response

  1. Tish

    My son is 21 his name is tristen . He is in jail for the first time but he recently went in felony probation. I’m am very scared for him he has some enemies in the same jail. My boy is Nieve he doesn’t know what he’s in for. Please he still has a chance to get out on a violation. He needs to learn to change his life and turn to God and live right

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