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The U.S. locks up more people per capital than any other nation, at the staggering rate of 573 per 100,000 residents, according to PrisonPolicy.org. All told, there are 1.9 million people in prison in America alone.
However, that pales in comparison to the worldwide figures. According to World Prison Brief, there are more than 11.5 million people incarcerated in the nations of the earth. That number may be higher, and some of them are innocent.
While the debate on injustice and whether or not nonviolent drug offenders should be incarcerated rages on, the number of prisoners keep increasing. The best solution to the problem is prayer. Prayer brings wisdom and solutions. Prayer brings salvation and revival.
Ultimately, if we had mass salvations, great awakenings and transforming revival in the earth—and in the prisons—we’d see fewer prisoners. And we’d see fewer prisoners released only to return to prison for yet another term. Prayer moves the hand that moves the world. Prayer changes things.
At Awakening Prayer Hubs, we believe jails and prisons are a great harvest field for souls—one of the greatest. We believe prayers can reach through the walls of the prison to drive salvation, undergirding the work of prison ministries who visit inmates behind bars, agreeing with the families of inmates, and setting the stage for supernatural manifestations of God’s presence in the prisons.
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Jennifer LeClaire is an internationally recognized author, apostolic-prophetic voice to her generation and conference speaker. She carries a reforming voice that inspires and challenges believers to pursue intimacy with God, cultivate their spiritual gifts and walk in the fullness of what God has called them to do. Jennifer is contending for awakening in the nations through intercession and spiritual warfare, strong apostolic preaching and practical prophetic teaching that equips the saints for the work of the ministry. Jennifer is senior leader of Awakening House of Prayer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, founder of the Ignite Network and founder of the Awakening Prayer Hubs prayer movement.