I pray every day—more than once most days. I’ll be completely frank and admit that I am not quite sure who or what I direct these prayers to, but that’s okay with me.
I pray for my family, that their lives are rich and fulfilling, that they are safe and feel my love even though I am away.
I pray for those who have been hurt by my irresponsible actions and carelessness, that their lives are happy and bountiful, and that maybe, just maybe, one day they will find it in their heart to forgive me.
I pray for the wisdom to recognize the right thing to do today, and the strength to carry it out in spite of my inherent weakness and tendency to stray.
I pray for my adversaries, and I pray to remove any and all hatred from my heart, as it poisons me.
Finally, I pray that I will be given the opportunity to help others, and make a difference for the better in people’s lives when I am free from this place. I also pray for those who give of themselves unselfishly and bring these words of hope and dignity to my cell every month—thank you, CLF!
by Brad P., CLF Prisoner Member