I Surrender: A Collection of Devotionals Written By and For Prisoners

Print and share these encouraging devotionals with prisoners you mentor.

These short devotionals written by men and women in prison paint a picture of how each writer grew in Christ by studying God’s Word and surrendering to Him.

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Introduction – Chuck Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship Ministries, writes an encouraging message to prisoners.

I Surrender My Despair – Though prison may feel like you’re walking through the valley of the shadow of death, God can help you overcome despair.

I Surrender My Fear – Amid the dangers and threats of prison life, discover God’s way of dealing with fear.

I Surrender My Failure – The world may think you’re a failure, but Jesus loves you just the way you are.

I Surrender My Bitterness – Don’t let bitterness destroy you; Jesus offers peace for the soul.

I Surrender My Family Worries – God cares about your family and wants to restore their lives.

I Surrender My Loneliness – Jesus is a friend who sticks closer than a brother and is with you always.

I Surrender My Willfulness – Doing things our way leads to ruin; discover the blessing of living obediently to God.

Conclusion – Even in the darkest dungeon, Jesus Christ is alive.