RALEIGH, NC — CLI Prison Alliance, a Raleigh-based prison ministry, is hosting its 8th annual Prayer at the Prison Gate, a national day of prayer for inmates all over the country. Groups of CLI volunteers will gather on the sidewalks outside of jails, prisons and other correctional facilities to lift up the spiritual needs of everyone connected with these facilities: inmates, guards, chaplains, wardens, volunteers, families of inmates and staff, and the victims of crimes and their families.
Prison inmates will be praying on the inside also. The hour of prayer is scheduled for 2 PM Eastern time on Saturday December 5th. Groups of 5-10 volunteers will be praying, both inside and outside some of the 1,300 US prisons that CLI serves, as well as in Mexico and several other countries. Some volunteers will pray on Zoom in their homes.
Eight time prayer volunteer Bill Gallagher said, “It’s so encouraging to see the body of Christ lifting up the staff and residents of our prisons all across the country. This is a wonderful event which unites the Christian community in prayer for those less fortunate.”
There are about 2 million prison inmates in the United States and the Christmas season is one of the most difficult times for those incarcerated in correctional facilities. CLI volunteers come together to offer hope and encouragement for the imprisoned and their families.
About CLI Prison Alliance
Because CLI believes Jesus loves the imprisoned and desires a personal relationship with them, CLI has provided Bibles, books and Christian resources to inmates in over 1,300 prisons across the country since 2002.
For more information, visit www.cli.world or contact:
- Tim Curington – CLI Operations Director
- 4724 Hargrove Rd. Ste 100
Raleigh, NC 27616
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