The primary aim of the committee remains unchanged, that is to pray for and raise awareness of the needs of prisoners and their families, victims of crime, prisons staff and all those who care. This is reflected in the Prisons Week Prayer:
Lord, you offer freedom to all people.
We pray for those in prison.
Break the bonds of fear and isolation that exist.
Support with your love prisoners and their families and friends,
Prison staff and all who care.
Heal those who have been wounded by the activities
of others, especially the victims of crime.
Help us to forgive one another.
To act justly,
love mercy and walk humbly together with Christ in His strength
and in His Spirit, now and every day. Amen.
Today the committee consists of representatives of Christian denominations and Christian organisations supporting prisons ministry.