Be Prepared

 In Daily Devotional

2 Timothy 4:2

“Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.”

God wants to use you right where you are. Many people tell me they want to “do prison ministry” when they are released. But I tell them that the most important person in prison ministry is the turned-on, committed Christian still locked up. That is the person who can see firsthand who needs help, who needs prayer, who needs encouragement – right there on the inside.

In fact, I believe if you are not already engaging in prison ministry on the inside, you won’t do it effectively, if at all, on the outside.

You should become a prayer warrior by praying boldly and diligently for the lost souls around you, for the officers in your unit, for the facility’s administration, and for your family. In fact, praying for your family is one of the most powerful and beneficial gifts you can give them. As I learned to pray inside prison I saw the Lord move in mighty ways that built my faith and made me want to pray more!

God is preparing you right where you are. If you fully surrender to Him in obedience He will achieve remarkable results. You are part of God’s Special Forces operating behind enemy lines!


Tell the Father you are fully surrendering to Him so He can minister to others through you by His Holy Spirit. Ask Him to show how you can be more effective.

Be prepared.

Dive Deeper: Study 2 Timothy 3:1 – 4:8.