“I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.”
“About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everybody’s chains came loose. The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted, ‘Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!’ The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. He then brought them out and asked, ‘Sirs, what must I do to be saved?’”
“‘What is truth?’ Pilate asked. With this he went out again to the Jews and said, ‘…it is your custom for me to release to you one prisoner at the time of the Passover. Do you want me to release ‘the king of the Jews’?’ They shouted back, ‘No, not him! Give us Barabbas!’”
Mighty God, you sing freedom from the heights of glory.
If we are imprisoned in body, you call us to free those held captive in soul. You lock the righteous to the sinner to proclaim salvation in dark places.
Bend open the bars of our hearts and release us from our chains. Give us courage to lay down our lives for those condemned by the world but not forgotten by you.
In the name of Christ we pray, who stepped forward to a prisoner’s execution so that we might know the truth and be saved.
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