My older brother is in prison now and he got into a fight so he is not going to get out when they said. I asked some of the Journey Youth to help me with a prayer I can give my mom so here it is.
Lord God, you love those in trouble as much as those who don’t mess up. Those in jail sigh at night and sometimes cry at the mess they are in. Some are going to die for things they didn’t mean to do. It doesn’t mean that everyone is sorry for what they did. What counts is that they are in misery and some have given up hope. Have mercy on them and be with them in their unhappiness. Help them to not give up. You are a God of mercy and hope. Share it with them. In the name of the God of who gives hope even when there is none. Amen.