40acts: Act 38 – Behind Bars

Act 38: Behind Bars by Brian Heasley

Behind bars for good reason or not, people in prison are often locked out of experiencing basic human kindnesses – the simple joys of community life. Today, offer generosity to people who might feel locked out from ever receiving it, and who might never be able to pay it back: prisoners, young offenders, young people in pupil referral units, and so on.

Today’s verse

‘Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.’

(Hebrews 13:3 NIV)

Today’s Options


Write a letter to a prisoner. Tell them you wanted to get in touch just to say that someone was thinking of them.


Send a gift to a prisoner, or help prisoners send a gift to their children.


Visit a prisoner.

What did I do?

I took the (easy) yellow option and made a donation to Prison Fellowship.

I was quite grateful for something easy to be honest. This has been a long Lent and I can’t wait for this to be over now. I’ve found it a real slog this year.


2 thoughts on “40acts: Act 38 – Behind Bars

  1. I decided to pray for Christians in captivity for their faith. I think that there needs to be a fair amount of latitude on this act, as it’s more simpler said than done. You can’t just turn up at a prison and volunteer etc.

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