Correctional Service of Canada Prayer

God of all the human family,
You have committed to us
A ministry of care and protection
For the good of all your people.

May we always recognize
The God-created humanity
Of those we serve as of ourselves,
Which is the hope of our reconciliation.

Keep us ever mindful of your laws of love
So that we may temper justice with mercy,
Exercise control with compassion.

May our motives and our actions
Conform to your will and fulfil your purposes
All the days of this life
So that we may share in the life to come.


Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Paul of Tarsus