Top 10 things you can do to help a loved one or friend who is in prison
#7 Pray for your loved one or friend. That’s all…just pray for them.
If you want to pray for something specific, pray that he or she will find people to surround them self with who can be trusted with their safety and also with their emotional challenges. Prison is a battle that is won in the mind. It is easier to conquer the physical aspects of survival than it is to overcome the mental extremes. Having someone to trust can provide strength to keep you going, and offer relief when you crash.
Getting involved with the wrong people can be hazardous, which is where your prayers can help. There are plenty of good people in prison who have made mistakes and will overcome being an outcast, and praying that your loved one or friend finds those types of people will benefit everyone. This may be obvious advice if you are a religious person or if you simply believe in a higher power. If neither describes you, consider this:
When a doctoral student at Princeton asked, “What is there left in the world for original dissertation research?” visiting lecturer Albert Einstein replied, “Find out about prayer. Somebody must find out about prayer.”