~from the desk of PR, circa 2015 or so.
We make every effort to hear God through intercessory prayer before making significant moves. (John 5:30 & John 10:3) Then once confident of what we heard, we initiate fresh, secure methods to apply and transfer God's love and forgiveness to this age old epidemic called incarceration. We base this on the truth that God is always speaking and constantly encouraging us to do something new and authentic, and when He speaks and we listen, that is also wild! John 10:27 "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me." Intercession annihilates incarceration!
We believe the power of praise can also set the captive free. Psalm 22:3 “God is enthroned on the praises of His people,” Psalm 100:4 “That we are to enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise” and Psalm 32:7 “Thou dost surround me with songs of deliverance.” In conjunction with these acts of worship we exclusively share Jesus Christ as God’s Only Way, Truth and Life. We create an atmosphere for The Holy Spirit to demonstrate God’s love and forgiveness by grace through faith and to restore lives through liberating repentance. Acts 3:19 “Repent therefore and return, that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.” This new life is not restricted by walls made with human hands, or emotional walls erected by our past failures, because this life is a free gift of God's grace granted to anyone who will believe in His Son Jesus.
Finally, in our service to our King, we are seeking to fulfill His interests and purposes. Pastor Jack Hayford said, “It takes God’s Presence to work God’s purposes in our lives.” There is no greater way for us to accomplish this than to come as God’s humble servants, which invites His Presence and releases His transforming power. Our enemy is the “father of lies” and cannot function in the Life-Light of God’s truth. Where there is a humble obedient heart that beats to please Jesus, God is bound by His Word to dwell in that place. I Peter 5:6 "Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time."