Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Women's Prison Ministry

Thank You for your Prayers!!
34 "Then the King will say to those on his right, `Come, you whom my Father has blessed, take your inheritance, the Kingdom prepared for you from the founding of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you made me your guest, 36 I needed clothes and you provided them, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.' ..... 40 The King will say to them, `Yes! I tell you that whenever you did these things for one of the least important of these brothers of mine, you did them for me!'  

~ Matthew 25 

From the Heart of Judy Bratten
Hey there prayer warriors,
After a fun week of grandsons/sons and daughter-in-law in Kentucky then Indiana, Craig and I thanked our God as we returned  back to NWA late last night.  I was grateful to spend time with the ladies today as many have court this week and would treasure your prayers.
Thank you for your faithful prayers on their behalf and may our LORD bless you.  Judy

MugshotErin - Dear God,Tomorrow (8/10) is a very important day.  Please give me grace tomorrow. Stand tall beside me,  be with the judge, prosecutor, probation and treatment team.  Let them hear what I have to say with open ears, heart and minds.  Let them know that I mean what I have to say.  Be with each of us that have to be there tomorrow.  Fill us with Your hope and love and peace.  Please be with my family, Timmy and the dogs.  Please let Your will be to let me join them at home.  Thank you for Melissa's recovery and her being able to go home this weekend.  Please just be with me and everyone.  With all of my love,  your precious beautiful daughter,  Erin  (Don't you just love how she describes herself and knows Who she belongs to?)
MugshotSara - Father I am needing You to pour Your grace into my life.  I have court tomorrow 8/10,  I am praying for the right words to say to the judge to open my heart to her.  I am praying that You  help me stay focused on the things that I know matter the most to You and I.  I am asking for a miracle,  I have to say the right words to the judge to change her heart in my favor.  I need her to believe my heart and dreams.  Love, Sara
MugshotAmanda - I want to pray for my family.  I pray that they have strength if I am sentenced to prison tomorrow 8/10.  God all I can truly and honestly want is Your will in my life.  I don't even know the best thing to happen.  I know I want to go home to my girls and husband.  I pray that the judge has compassion tomorrow (Monday the 10th) on everyone.  God I pray for strength to be strong through this situation.  God please help me Jesus.  God I want to pray for ALL these girls and their family in this place.  Lord please give us strength.  Please give me wisdom and let my faith get stronger in You.  I love You Jesus.  In Jesus name I pray Amen.
MugshotCasey - Lord, I pray that when I go in front of the judge tomorrow 8/10, that she will have a softened heart.  I pray that my grandparents have strength through whatever the judge decides to do.  I also pray that the judge's heart is softened with Robert's situation.  That he is given another chance.  I just ask that you watch over me, Robert and my family through this hard time.  Thank you for all You have done.
MugshotLisa - Lord, I would like to thank you for lessons learned.  For being my best friend through these months.  Please watch over my family, kids and friends who have begun their time.  I also want to pray for Jose and Noel who are big parts of this last (and first and ONLY) lesson learned.  Special prayers for Amanda and Casey who go before the judge tomorrow.
MugshotJessica -I would really love for you guys to pray for my family and for my friends and for Josh and his drinking problem and for us to just stay strong and for my kids and that I make Trustee soon.  Thank you all very much.
MugshotKim - Please pray for my 6 children and pray for their safety and happiness!  Also for my court date, it's been changed to August 17th and I am hoping all goes well and I'll be back to my kids soon!  Thank you!
MugshotLatasha - I just want to pray for my family...for my fiancée and my children.  Just to keep them safe and blessed while I'm away. To keep my fiancée strong and the bond and our relationship strong.  That we will get through this together and we will be back as a family soon.  I want to pray about my upcoming court date that I get it run together with my new time and I go home in December to my family.  I also want to lift up my friend Shelby and his family.  His wife and little boy.  Keep them strong and together no matter what they are going through keep Shelby strong and be with him through this Lord please I ask.
Xandria (no picture please) - I am praying that my family or someone who loves me (there doesn't seem to be) will bond me out of here so I can get my belongings and try to piece my life back together.  My daughter doesn't even know I am in here and she is pregnant with my 1st grandchild.
Mary Jane - (picture not available..possibly bonded out) My prayer for if not today but forever is to take the ache out of my body and stay out.  And I hope and pray my friend my cell mate Randy is OK and is not too sad as I am very sad.  Just please pray and help me and him through all these things.
MugshotHeather - I want to continue to pray for my daughters safety and good health.  All my family and my father's surgery went well,  now keep him healthy.  I would like to have a sooner court date than September 29th so I can go back to Boot Camp and go home.  I pray for all the guards and their families.  Also all the women in barracks 4 at Wrightsville.  They helped me through so much.  Thanks.
MugshotFreisha - I ask for prayers for strength and success!  Guidance in every day struggles and to keep faith and hope.  Love/bond with partner Justin stays strong and true.  Keep us from evil and evil doers.
MugshotTJ - Dear Lord in heaven,  Today I pray for all the jail ministers who faithfully come to us, the inmates that have somewhere along the paths of our lives have stumbled, run into road blocks and veered off the highway to a more positive and spiritual life.  That we may always walk in Your ways.  I pray that I always stay close to You and that the journey I'm on will lead to the dreams I so strongly keep close in my heart.  Help me always do the tings I do according to Your will.  I am only pleased Lord when I know that You are pleased in everything I do.
MugshotPatty - Please pray for my step mom always and my dad.  for my granddaughter, both my kids.  My sweetheart and his daughter.  All my loved ones.  Thank you.
MugshotDelores - Praise the Lord.  It's not all about praying for something all the time.  It's about praising God!  it's about thanking Him for everyday I'm alive!  It's about asking for forgiveness for all my sins.  It's about thanking God for angels, some we see, others we don't!  Thank God for all the angels out there that pray for all of us.  Thank you Jesus.  Lord, please fill me with Your grace.  Give me faith when I need it the worst.  Let me honor You!  As court approaches on August 17th Lord,  please soften the hearts of those against me.  I pray for my family and friends.  Please pray for me as well.  God bless you!
MugshotJennifer -  Bless all you prayer angels.  Praise Him for my earth angel Marvin who is bailing me out of here!  Court on August 19th.  Pray that the justice system is just, and knows why I was there.  Court on the 26th to get my daughter back.  My sister Sarah and Nick (her man) are out of here but I'm afraid they are going back to old habits.  Please pray for them.
MugshotJena - I am getting released on Friday the 14th and would like prayer for courage, strength and a good future.  I would also like to have prayer for my mother and father on their financial well being.  Thanks
MugshotCrystal - Please pray that I can become more Christ like.  I want to be filled with joy and peace.  It's so hard to find either one in this place.  Also I would like you to pray for all these ladies and our children.  Lord I lift them up to You to guide and direct them.
MugshotDebbie - Please continue to pray for my mother.  Also my husband.  Please pray for my cousin who is also locked up here.  I'm afraid my family has given up on him.  It hurts my heart to think that he doesn't have anyone to be in his corner, for comfort and I know the Lord is there for him but he doesn't know Him.  That's scary!  Thank you so much!  May God bless you and yours!
MugshotKelly - Dear Lord,  Please forgive me in my past sin's and let me learn from my mistakes and I'm sorry I've taken You for granted my Lord.  Thank you for help.  Please don't let me be in here forever!
MugshotRobin - Please pray for my health and my son's happiness.  Also pray for my safe return home soon.  Also my 100% sobriety through the rest of my time on earth.  God bless.
MugshotToni - Please pray that my dog be safe and I'm able to get her back upon me leaving here.  Please pray that God be with me and remind me of His presence every moment.  Pray that the judge would please show mercy on me when I go in front of her on the 29th @ 10am.  Pray that God watches over my family and that I stay in my walk with Him.  Thank you and I love you guys.  Toni


Anonymous said...

Precious Carmen,
Thank you so much for how timely you post the ladies prayers, as many of them need intercession for Monday court times.
May God bless your faithfulness.

Carol said...

Tell Judy I'm still praying for these women!

But as for me, Heaven forbid that I should boast about anything except the execution-stake of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah! Through Him, as far as I am concerned, the world has been put to death on the stake; and through Him, as far as the world is concerned, I have been put to death on the stake.  For neither being circumcised nor being uncircumcised matters; what matters is being a NEW CREATION. And as many as order their lives by this rule, shalom upon them and mercy, and upon the Isra'el of God! 

~ Galatians 6:14-16

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