Comforting words for Prisoners

Are you looking for encouraging words for inmates or encouraging poems for inmates and prisoners? If so, I want to personally thank you for caring!

When I went to jail I didn't have no one to comfort me. I wished I had someone to visit maybe send a letter with some comforting words in it. I prayed for someone to help me overcome the loneliness and despair I was feeling. Unfortunately, there was no one to come to my rescue except the Lord! He and my mother provided comfort while I was in prison. 

This poem is for inmates and prisoners in jails and prisons everywhere. This poem is for those who have been forsaken by friends, family members, church members, and the goverment!

God heard my prayers and gave me these words to share with the world. Please support Save a Child's life in Uganda!


The Lord Comforted Me In Prison

When they sent me to the place 
where the forgotten are kept, 
I wrote many letters asking for help. 
I explained how difficult it is being confined
And that loneliness was the worst part of doing time.
 I also explained why
My freedom was taken away, 
and asked if they could please send an
encouraging word to help brighten my day. 
But no one showed compassion
about the things I had to say. 
They read them and then threw my letters away. 
O Lord, if this were a test not one of them would have passed, 
if Your own people won’t help me 
than who in this world can I ask?

“Behold, I shall not hide from anyone who calls to Me for help, 
including My sheep that’s locked away where all the forgotten are kept. 
Lo, I shall give a testimony about My sheep who are confined to cells, 
           it’s about the ones perishing away sitting in prisons and county jails. 
From East to West, these sheep have been despised 
and rejected because of the laws of man,  
but I declare, I have not found greater faith among My people 
who are Living in the land.  
They have been bound, forsaken, cast down, and have
utterly been put to shame, 
and in spite of all this, they still Worship and
praise My Name.  
Many are in despair because of being confined,
 but if they had a word of encouragement they would all be fine.  
They pray continually asking Me why are they being treated this way,  
wherefore, here’s what shall happen at Judgment in the last day: 
I shall gather and separate all the People and put the wicked group to itself, 
and I shall speak these words to the people standing on My left: 
When I was hungry and thirsty, 
you people refused to feed or give Me water, 
but because you didn’t help Me while in prison, 
My stay there was much harder! 
Then the self-righteous will cry Out saying-
‘we didn’t know Our Lord had such a need, 
if we did, we would have surely taken heed.’ 
But I shall say, when you did it to the least of My sheep, 
you did it to Me, 
though you had no money, 
you could have given an encouraging word for free!
Then I shall command My angels to put them all to death,
 but They shall only take the wicked group standing to My left. 
Therefore, Blessed are those who have keep feeding My herd, 
My sheep shall be comforted if they are given an encouraging word.”
Matthew 24:35-40, Isaiah 42:22-23, 61:1, Ezekiel 34:1-31, Mark 4:11-12, Jeremiah 10:21, 11:3, II Chronicles 16:9, Proverb 20:9
Tim Gillam

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  1. Hi Tim. Love your Poem. Tears of joy. I do prison ministry and my ministry is called The Forgotten Ones Ministry....

  2. I do ministry as well and also appreciate this site. Our family "adopted" two young men who have no family support or friends. I am always looking for inspirational messages to keep their spirits up. Thanks for this site!

    1. Thank you Cindy for your thoughts and prayers

  3. I love your poem. I do prison ministry as well. My ministry is called " I am Forgiven Prison Ministries". My husband is also incarcerated, and I have a brother who is also in prison. My loved ones opened my eyes to a the dire need of prison ministry. I have always been a pastor who was concerned with outreach. However, it was primarily to the usual group..homeless, children and elderly persons. And unfortunately had never thought about those behind bars. God Bless you and thank you for all that you are doing.

    1. Thank you very much for your thoughts and prayers Ondrea

    2. thank you for this inspiring message ...
      i write my brother who is in prison right now everyday and i am always searching for a comforting messages that can lift his spirit and his faith to God.

    3. Thank you for your love and support

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