Prisoners' Prayers is an initiative which started in November 2013 at HMP Lewis. Through the prison chaplain a group of Mothers' Union members have invited prisoners to share their prayer requests.
The prayer requests are left in a box in the chapel on Sundays. There have been as many as 15 requests at times but no less than 8 a week. The prison chaplaincy volunteer then emails prisoners' prayer requests once a week to a team of Mothers' Union members which is made up of representatives from five districts plus the prayer chain coordinator and indoor members' representative.
Feedback from prisoners indicates how much they appreciate this opportunity to ask for prayer and it has encouraged some of them to talk more about their faith journey.