"The moment of prayer is one of vulnerability for both the inmate and for me to share in the Spirit of God. I asked one man, an admitted agnostic, if he would be interested in a prayer. He answered, “Well, if you want to.” I responded, “It’s not what I want but what you want that matters. There can be comfort in knowing that someone is praying for you, even if you don’t yourself.” He thought a moment and then answered, “Well, in that case I would like it. I would appreciate that.” I could tell that he meant it.
M.Div. student, on ministry at the Cumberland County Jail