May 3, 2014

He Has Risen

by Gary Field (author's profile)


Gary Field
DC# MO5398
Century C I
Century FL
E1 - 1033


Hello Friends

I've enclosed a copy of 'Freedom Walk' It's put out by a group called 'Prayer For Prisoners International' - It features artwork, poetry and testimonies from inmates across the country.

More importantly -

They have a group of volunteers who act as 'Prayer Warriors'

If you have friends or loved ones who are incarcerated, send them a 'Prayer Request Form' (See Page 9) It may wind up being one of the greatest gifts you ever send them... (Right up there with a surprise deposit from

May God continue to make his face to shine upon you all!

Happy Easter! Gary



PS 119:45 I will walk about in freedom because I have sought out your precepts.
(Formerly Prayer Warriors For Prisoners)

Phillip, Arrowhead CC, Colorado

It's Never Too Late

When the criminal hanging beside him
Made a plea from on his cross,
Jesus assured him Paradise;
His soul no longer lost.

The Savior died a horrible death
That day for you and me;
His sacrifice, the atonement,
So from our sins we could be free.

When I think about this gentle man
Suffering so much, that day
It grieves my heart that I was part
Of the reason in a tomb he lay.

That kind of love is a wonder to me,
with my evil, hardened heart;
But it's because of his love you and I
Can have a brand new start.

Jesus is Lord, the Son of god,
And he has risen to Heaven above;
And by his grace, we can live there too
In the glory of his love.

All we're to do is profess Him, Lord
And repent of all our sin.
Then try and live as we know we should
Until he comes again.

Robert, FMC, North Carolina

The drawing above illustrates Good Friday, the day Jesus died, and Easter Sunday, the day He was raised from the dead. Why did Jesus have to die? Jesus died because we are sinful, broken people. Every person has sinned equally in the sight of God. However, people don't have to stay in that sinful state because of what happened that weekend 2,000 years ago. Isaiah 53:5 says, "But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed." He died so we could live. He died on a cross and was buries in a tomb, but he did not stay there. Matthew 28:6 says, :He is not here; he has risen! Easter Sunday is the day we set aside to celebrate the risen Christ It matters because when you ask him to forgive you of your sins, you too are raised from the dead. Without Jesus you are dead in your sin. The Bible says we are all slaves to sin before we are saved. When you surrender your life to Jesus and believe he died for you and was raused from the dead, you are made perfect in his sight. Then when you die, you will spend eternity with him. Jesus died, but defeated death three days later, so you might come to know him personally and enjoy a relationship with him. he died for you.

Won't you die to yourself and live for him?


Please keep in mind the mission of PEPI is to have volunteers praying for prisoners. Each prisoner is assigned to someone on the outside to pray for them. Prayer warriors do not send material items such as Bibles, Bible studies, money, postage, pictures, etc PFPI volunteers do not make contacts (of any kind) for prisoners on the outside. Please don't ask for personal information or anything other than prayer. As Dennis from Gulf CI in Florida says, "The greatest thing you can do for me is keep my name before his trhrone of grace." We are so thankful for this opportunity to serve the Lord by praying for you.

The PFPI Outreach Team

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.

Isaac Watts 1674-1748

God Answers Prayers

When I asked to be forgiven, the Lord, He did forgive.
He gave me a chance to live a life,
a life that he fulfilled.
I'm not afraid to pray because he cares for me.
And even when I feel alone I know the Lord is here.
I thank the Lord foe what he's done.
I'm not ashamed to say... when I'm feeling down,
Unto the Lord I pray.

Peter, North West Florida Reception Centre

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life. And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we know that the hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

1 John 5:13-15

Remind Me

This rugged load I bear, When I hunger and have a need, A man of sorrows
Let it always remind me, Help me to remember first, acquainted with grief,
Of the path and the steps you took, They placed upon your head.. Crucified as if a common thief,
While on the road to Calvary Before I cry, pray, or plead, For no sins of your own.
Your simple words "I thirst." Help me to remember Lord,
When I'm tired and feel run down, Why it was you left your throne.
Let me see that thorny crown, When I've been ridiculed by man
The mingling of the blood and sweat And I'm feeling shame or disgrace, Because you conquered death,
The tears of pain you shed. Let me recall how they had the gall, I know I need not fear it.
To spit upon your face, As I recall your final words,
When I face trials that test my will, "Into your hands
And I feel like I might crack. Those times I feel alone, I commend my spirit."
Please help me, Lord to recall, And no one seems to care,
The lashes laid upon your back. Let me hear your voice, dear Lord, The next time that
Which cried out in despair. I'm feeling troubled,
When I sit on pins and needles, Or I'm overwhelmed by misery,
Worried or fretting over loss, Remind me
Let me see those nails, deal Lord, When I indulge in self-pity That it is nothing when compared,
Which held you on that cross. Because woes have overtaken me, To the fact that you died for me!
Let your word, eco in my mind, Glory to God!
My God, why hath you forsaken me?"

Gary Field
Gary Century I Florida


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