Testimony: An Inmate's Prayer

Dear God,

When I am lonely and perhaps I feel despair

Let not my ailing heart forget,

That You hear every prayer.

Remind me that no matter what I do or fail to do,

There still is hope

For as long as I have faith and trust

Let not my eyes be blinded

By some folly I commit.

But help me to regret my wrong,

And to make up for it.

Inspire me to put my fears upon a hidden shelf,

And in the future never to be sorry for myself.

Give me the restful sleep I need,

Before another dawn,

And bless me in the morning

With the courage to go on.