As disappointing and difficult as your incarceration may be, there is always hope and a spiritual solution. In your desperation, take time to be still, put your anxieties to rest and draw close to God. He is very near and will meet you at your point of need. This book will help you discover that the God of all comfort is near to the brokenhearted and discouraged. God will turn your despair into hope, your darkness into light, and your doubts into faith. What other prisoners have written about Prayers by a Prisoner: “Price puts our deepest questions about walking with God through this darkness into perspective. Every prisoner must read this book.” Jason Chapman, federal prisoner “I’ve been arrested forty nine times and have read many books in jail and prison. I’ve read this book three times already, and I feel like I need to read it again and again. This book on prayer helped me understand that God loves me no matter what I’ve done.” Terry Buck, federal prisoner “After struggling with years of depression, bad decisions and lots of prison time, chapter twelve has changed my entire thought process. If you read nothing else, read chapter twelve. Chapters fourteen and fifteen are very powerful too!” David McNutt “After over thirty arrests and being in and out of jail sice I was thirteen, this book helped me finally understand why I am making so many impulsive and irrational decisions. I did not understand that God loved me this way. My life is now being transformed.” Johnny Hill, federal prisoner From the Introduction: I want to explain that I am a fellow struggler in Christ. I am not infallible, and thankfully, I have abandoned the God complex. My flaws and mistakes are obvious, and I say along with the apostle Paul that I am the chief of all sinners. This book is not about any extra ordinary knowledge or insight that I have attained. It is simply about the practices and habits that God has led me to develop to make the most of my time in prison and the remainder of my life. I am a learner, an avid reader, and a lifelong student of contemplative prayer. I am always asking God to make the necessary changes that He knows I need to implement in order for me to conform to the image of Christ. Just because I am a Christian does not mean I am without troubles, pain and suffering. We all know the affliction and darkness we experience in prison. We have been through the inhumane, harsh and brutal process of eternal condemnation. We are alienated, isolated and despised by society. Our names have become a reproach. The odds of any kind of comeback are stacked against us. The world looks upon us as pariah and with contempt. Many of us are rejected and forsaken, and we wrestle with feelings of deep loneliness, abandonment and overwhelming regret. We wonder if there is any hope. The good news is that Jesus repeatedly gave dignity back to the despised. Others may look at us with scorn, but Jesus makes us human again. Here is the bottom line: God knows every thought we have ever had, every step we’ve ever taken, and every word we’ve ever spoken. He knows the intentions of our hearts. He knows all the things we’ve seen and done that make us want to run, hide, and even die. And yet, He still loves us. Jesus is a friend and lover of sinners like you and me, and there is nothing we can do to make Him stop loving us. He meets us where we are. He disciplines and corrects us when necessary. He forgives our past. He overwhelms us with His love, and He gives us an eternal home in Heaven. Nothing can separate us from His infinite love. Because of this, we can say along with the Psalmist, “I will not die, but live, and tell of the works of the Lord. The Lord has didciplined me severely, but He has not given me over to death (Psalm 118:17-19).” Included as a supplement is a five chapter preview of my memoir, Hope Is Not My Enemy, which details my life story and the failure of my securities business and MBT Bank.