Patrick Day

Blog archives for March, 2017

Archive for March, 2017

Friday, March 31st, 2017

ABOUT TIM I gave a talk last night at Metro Hope Ministries, a Christian transition house in South Minneapolis. Tim approached me after the conclusion, eager to tell me something that was on his mind. “The cost of recidivism [committing the same crimes and returning to jail] is more than $30,000 per prisoner per year. […]

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

AMAZING GRACE If you’ll remember, this past February 10 I gave a presentation on Staying Out of Jail at the Wright County Jail, using the book Arm in Arm with the Holy Spirit as a reference. I gave free copies of the book to all 31 inmates who showed up that night. On March 5, […]

Friday, March 24th, 2017

SHORTENED VERSION OF THE LORD’S PRAYER Father, May Your name be honored in all the world. May Your kingdom come. May Your will be done. Give us what we need each day. Forgive us our sins. Keep us from temptation. Amen. Follow @patday33

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

REDEDICATED Michael is the inmate I’m mentoring who is serving an eight-year sentence in a state prison. I previously referred to him as Rafael. He called me last Sunday to inform me he’d been baptized for the third time – at birth, before his marriage, and now. I thought I knew why but asked anyway […]

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

CHILDREN OF GOD The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.  – Romans 8:16 Romans 7 is a real bummer. We all struggle with sin, even as Christians, because we have a sinful nature inherited from our natural parents, Adam and Eve. But we also have a spiritual nature by the death […]

Friday, March 10th, 2017

EXCITING PRISON MINISTRY  Too many inmates in county jails and state and Federal prisons find themselves back in jail or prison within five years because they don’t know how to change their lives or are unwilling to do so. On February 10 of this year, I gave a  presentation at the Wright County Jail to […]

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

ABOUT JAKE 2 A month ago, I posted this entry on my blog. I had prison ministry last Sunday, with three inmates attending – Tim, Jake, and Jake. I had a sense from the Holy Spirit that something special was going to happen, and it did. There were two true believers who came in the […]

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

NO UNCONTESTED GROUND “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”  – Ephesians 6:12 C.S. Lewis said there is not one inch of uncontested ground on this earth. There […]