PRAYER criminals

They say that there is a genuine prayer than the prayer of the thief in the mine. After all, according to the Jewish Law that thief can kill ..

Curious and seemingly paradoxical fact: the word Tefilah (prayer) and the word PLILI (criminal, criminal) the same root. That is, have a relationship with each other!

But what may be a link between conversion to Gd and crime? The thing is that the essence of prayer is, please pardon. Pardon anyone? We, the criminal from the standpoint of absolute justice.