Women’s Prison Ministry

I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit 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?  When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ The King will reply, Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.

(Matthew 25:36-40)

My ministry partners and I ministered at a Women’s Prison last night. It was a blessing to minister with these amazing people of God. We interact with the female inmates. We had Kingdom Hip Hop, shared our testimonies, preached the word, laughed, and prayed with them. I saw God work mighty in the ladies’ lives and even mine. They all had different stories filled with ups and downs. Some were trying to recover and rebuild. Some ladies were pregnant, while others used walkers and a wheelchair. I could see myself in them, knowing that it could have been me if this or that circumstance had been different. We all make bad decisions because no one is perfect. Some stories were more painful than others. In fact, one woman’s story ripped through my heart. Her family had written her off and told her she was dead to them. It was sad. The wound in her needed to hear and know that God still loves her and will never leave or forsake her.

The ladies approached us afterward, thanking us for coming, and asked us to return. I was honored to be one of the people God used to tell these ladies that God still loves them and has a dynamic plan and purpose for their lives, no matter their actions. No one is beyond his reach.

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Published by: Kim Petitt

As a person living with a disability challenge is part of my life. I struggled with my identity and I recognize that I still have insecurities to face, but that doesn't mean I can't walk in everything God has purposed me to walk in despite my insecurities. Because of the nature of my condition and physical disability, God's grace is evident in my life everyday and I find strength in the word of God that says in Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through him who gives me power". (CJB).

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2 thoughts on “Women’s Prison Ministry”

  1. So amazing you were able to connect with the ladies and share the love of Christ and the hope He offers to them. I participated in a prison letter ministry at a church I used to attend. I was thankful to receive a letter from the inmate once she was released telling me how much my letters helped her. Keep doing, by God’s grace, the great work you are doing!

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