Teach Me, Jesus (An Inmate’s Prayer)

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Teach Me, Jesus (An Inmate’s Prayer)

Teach me, Jesus, to love all men,

Both friend and enemy; teach me how to wish them well.

Teach me how to be an instrument of Your peace.

Look at my heart…Remove from my heart all

Bitterness and hatred. Fill my heart with a great

love for You, and for my neighbor.

Bless the chaplain, that he will be a light to

Those of us who are in the darkness…A safe

Guide on the path that leads to You.

Bless those who are in charge of this prison and

Those who work here. Help them to do their duties

According to Your holy will…For the physical and

Spiritual well being of all who are confined here.

Bless my fellow prisoners. Help us to see and

Acknowledge all errors we have made in life, and

Help us to return to our Father’s house.

Bless those on the Kairos team and their loved ones.

They are angels sent by you to let us know that

There is love outside these prison walls.

Bless our families and all who seek You, Lord.

Keep us, show Your Face to us, and have mercy on us.

Turn Your face

To us and give us Your peace. Amen.

– S. D.

The above prayer is from the book “Jesus In Jail” by Frederick Hermann, available on Amazon by clicking here. This excerpt is gratefully used with permission.

Frederick Hermann is the author of several books including “I Am With You Always”, “How to Forgive Anyone for Anything”, “The Joyful Life”, and “The Spirit Set Me Free”. These practical and inspiring books will guide you to find true healing, lasting peace, and delightful consolation as you discover the life-changing power of God in your daily life, in all circumstances, both joyful and sorrowful, right now. Even in the midst of sorrow, grief, or loneliness, the peace of Christ can be yours today. He is a popular speaker for audiences of all ages using a dynamic question and answer style to encourage lively discussion, soul searching, and audience participation. To invite him to speak at your next retreat, church group, youth group or special event, contact him at RH222@sbcglobal.net


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