Lauren Daigle Went To A Prison To Worship And Had An Unexpected Experience

Lauren Daigle Went To A Prison To Worship And Had An Unexpected Experience

Christian artist Lauren Daigle visited prison to share her amazing God-given talent with the inmates there. But what she didn’t expect was the powerful impact the visit would have on her own heart.


By all counts, award-winning Christian artist Lauren Daigle is at the height of her career. Yet, on Friday, October 5, 2018, the singer decided to take time out of her busy schedule and visit the Statesville Correctional Prison in Crest Hill, Illinois.

Stateville Correctional Center is a maximum-security state prison in Illinois for men and currently houses 3,500 inmates. Lauren was there to share her incredible talent with the prisoners. But as so often happens when serving the Lord, Lauren unexpectedly found the experience to be a profound blessing to her.

The acclaimed recording artist took to Facebook afterward to share her experience which she described as beyond what she could articulate.

Lauren Daigle wrote,

“Yesterday was one so unexpected. It was a day that was more than I can articulate. It was a day my eyes had never seen and will never be able to unsee.

We sang songs with inmates whose voices carried deeper into our hearts than the echo of a microphone will ever release. I saw hope in the face of the hopeless, joy in the wake of sorrow, wealth in the gap of depravity, and life in the midst of death.”

“These people have stories, and they also have souls. I watched heaven befriend those who are often forgotten.”

The visit gave the singer a new lease on the gift of freedom many of us take for granted.

“With each day that passes, may I never take for granted what it is to walk around as a free man. I held a bottle of cold coffee upon pulling out of Statesville Correctional Prison. My hand had never remembered that bottle being so cold,” she wrote.

a day more than I can articulate

Yesterday was one so unexpected. It was a day that was more than I can articulate. It was a day my eyes had never seen and will never be able to unsee. We sang songs with inmates whose voices carried deeper in to our hearts than the echo of a microphone will ever release. I saw hope in the face of the hopeless, joy in the wake of sorrow, wealth in the gap of depravity, and life in the midst of death. These people have stories, and they also have souls. I watched heaven befriend those who are often forgotten. With each day that passes, may I never take for granted what it is to walk around as a free man. I held a bottle of cold coffee upon pulling out of Statesville Correctional Prison. My hand had never remembered that bottle being so cold…

Posted by Lauren Daigle on Saturday, October 6, 2018