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THE MAN WHO PRAYED FOR PRISONERS

There was once a man who decided to take on a ministry of praying for prisoners. Each day he would ask God to help those who had been locked away in a cruel, dark, and dreary place because of their sins. Before long he found himself praying twice a day for the prisoners. After a while he thought that he should be doing more for them, but what?

He developed a plan. He took his plan to the warden and asked permission to spend a year living, in secret, as a prisoner for a year, even though he had broken no laws. For one year the man ate prison food, dressed in prison clothes, and slept in a prison cell. The prisoners never knew who he was, but they couldn't help but notice his kindness and his faith. As a result, the man led many of those prisoners to a new life because he became one of them.

God loved the world so much that he could no longer stay on the outside and watch those living below in such a cruel, hopeless world because of their sins. He sent His Son to this earth for some 33 years. He ate earthly food, He dressed in earthly clothes, He dealt with all aspects of an earthly life. The people really never knew who He was, but they saw his kindness and they saw his faith. Because Jesus entered the world thousands of people have been led to a new life. Have you?

"Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. "

For His Cause,
Tim Woodward