STUDENT PRAYER REQUESTS October 12, 2018

Greetings,

Greetings *|FNAME|*,

An uneventful week though the enrollments numbers humbled me at Sheridan. I've been having a lot of students asking why they or someone they know back in their unit has not been getting a pass, even though they requested some time ago. I said there is probably a wait list. One comment was, "but they requested it six months ago!

I'm allowed a maximum of 40 students in each class. So, I talked with the Chaplain and was surprised when she told me there are; 5 men on the wait list for the 08:30 Malachi Dads class and 7 for the 10:00 class and 30 men waiting to get in either Malachi Dad class.

As for the Discipleship classes, there is a wait list of 15 for the 5:00 class. As for the 01:30 class there is ten open spots. Maybe they want to sleep after a big prison food lunch? (humor)

I share not to boast, all glory to God but it is a reminder that God has me here because these men are hungry for fathering skills and discipleship in God's Word. Reminds me of a quote that was key in my answering God's call to prison ministry

“I know no more fertile ground for a fruitful harvest than jails and prisons of the United States” - Lennie Spitale.

Thank you for praying for my guys and ask you to pray for SOCPM not just to have numbers, they are in the world meaningless, but to have a fruitful harvest the Kingdom.

To Him be the glory!

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries


Discipleship - Studying, Interpreting, & Trusting the Bible

Dixon Correctional Center

Wes - Pray for my mom, dad, and me that we can have a good visit this week and the rest of my stay here and when I go home.

George - I would like you to pray for my daughter Karen she has breast cancer. Don't know what stage it in. Please pray that I will be able to go to my home for my parole site. Parole begins to 2/22/19. Pray for everyone who has cancer in their bodies!

Aaron - I am anxious, and I need prayer for peace and rest. I want to complete everything now; I want to get all homework finished today; I am feeling a persistent drive to be home yesterday. Pray that God will quiet me and give me the ability to allow Him to use me for His purpose to further His kingdom by discipling and sharing the gospel of Christ. I'm also anxious because I am awaiting a "VOC" sheet to get assigned to the chaplaincy for a work assignment. Pray that I will be able to emulate Paul in being content in all situations and circumstances.

A. C. - Lord, thank you for Your love, grace, and mercy. Thank you for giving us breath. Lord, I come to You to ask for a blessing over my wife and my children while I'm away. Please bless my brothers here at Dixon & Scott and his family. May we all be kept from harms reach. May we be beacons of Your light for others to see Your love. In Jesus name, a man

Wayne - Please pray that I quit focusing on side issues and start focusing on what God wants to work in me and through me. Thank you, and God bless.

Juan - Can you please pray for me, that I may have the strength to overcome or fight over my sexual sins that I'm that I'm having. Please also pray for my brothers and sisters in Christ. I would also like to have a personal relationship with my real father. So keep that in prayer too.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

No name - I would like to ask God for spiritual enlightenment and to help me understand His ways. I would pray for an early release be home with my family and begin my new life! Thank you!

No name - God, please help me with this warm in Glenview. Please clear it up for me.

No name - God, please bless my family and me. Please bless me with good-time with career tech Oct. 16. Please watch over me with my struggles. I wish my time would go faster.

No name - I'm struggling with constant worrying in my life when I get out. Please show me the way that people are supposed to be. God October 16 career tech class, this will help me get home the quickest. Please!

Cornelius - I would like you to pray for my kid's mom look trees. We lost our son 6/10/18. He was shot in the head. He was 17 years old, and she's been out there stressing not able to stay focused for our other children I would like for you to keep me in your prayers really need it. Thank you.

Jason - I need prayer for God's guidance and blessing of deciding where to parole to and His protection for my family.

Paul - I would like prayer for my family friends and enemies. Pray for my wife's health and contentment. Pray for Scott and his family, his son Cameron. May their heavenly Father guide and bless all and grant grace through mercy. In Jesus Christ name I pray Amen

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Michael - Hello, how are you doing, first I first I want to say thank you for praying for me. My name is Michael, can you please pray for me that I can really really get a better a great relationship with God. I really need to. Thank you! God bless you and your family. Thank you so much.

Michael - Hello, how are you doing, first I first I want to say thank you for praying for me and my family. My name is Michael, can you please that almighty living God, can help me and my girl and my son. We all need help. Also, I want to say thank you for doing this. God bless you and your family.

Michael - Hello, how are you doing, first I first I want to say thank you for praying for me and my family. My name is Michael, can you please for me and my family. Also, can you pray that I can find a great job, please? I really need one. Also, can you pray that I do great? Thank you. God bless you and your family.

Michael - hello, how are you doing, first I want to thank you for praying for me and my family and my request. My name is Michael can you please pray for this place Sheridan C. C. Please. These people working here need God. Thank you. God bless you and your family.

Louis - pray I get closer to God, and become more spiritually ???? Thank you, and God bless.


Christian Living: Malachi Dads - The Heart of a Man

Dixon Correctional Center

No prayer requests submitted

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - Family Restoration

Sheridan Correctional Center EarlyAllen - May you continue to pray for my fiancé's father that he gets well with this health. May you continue to pray for me for the good Lord to guide me on the straight and narrow path and to take all negativity doings away from me. May you continue to pray to keep us in our family safe as well as for the sick and unfortunate even our enemies as well as the rich as well and may we become better people in today's society. Amen.

Robert - please pray for my health and that of Granny Lauretta. Also, in dire need to practice better patient.

Mick - I would so much appreciate prayers for my family. This is my first, and last time in prison, I made mistakes, I made mistakes in my life, and I'm still working on my problems. I have been with my wife Liz for almost 29 years and our anniversary is on November 4. Liz said she is leaving me when I get out in May. She is my love, my soul mate, my best friend; she is my girl. Please pray for our relationship to be healed. I pray to God every day for this. I would appreciate any and all prayers and all the support I can get. I truly thank all for their prayers, for their prayers, and I also pray for you. Thank you all very much! God bless.

Burkett = Please pray for my health and my strength through my troubled times. Please pray for me that God keeps me focused out trouble, keep me safe and taking my thoughts off evil things. Pray that God gives me knowledge and understanding, most of all for strength and courage, to accept the things I cannot change. Also, pray for my mother that God continues to bless and protect her and watch over her.

Sheridan Correctional Center Late

Nicholas - I asked that prayers go out to my family, and to me to my child Nora, and the mother of my child Hayley, that we can come together to fix the problems we have to be a family again. Amen.

Louis - would like you to pray for me that I received that the zeal for God that I once had. Also, pray that I gain more as an obedient follower of Christ. I desire to do His will. And also pray that I grow in wisdom and understanding. Pray for my family all of God's children. God bless!

Mr. Mitchell - Ask and you shall receive. Abba, your sacrifice has given me life. With that understanding, please Allah, do not give up on me. Change is hard but not impossible.


SOCPM Alumni

Jerry
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 10/2016 thru 10/2016
Sheridan: 09/2017 thru 02/2018
Paroled 10/09/2018

David
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 04/2016 thru 04/2016
Discharged 10/09/2018

Rudy
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2014 thru 07/2014
Admitted NRC Stateville 10/09/2018

Mark
New Life Corrections
Sheridan: 02/2015 thru 04/2015
Paroled 10/10/2018

Sir
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 12/2017 thru 09/2018
Paroled 10/10/2018

LaWhite
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 07/201 thru 08/2018
Paroled 10/10/2018

Cedric
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2012 thru 02/2013
Sheridan; 07/2013 thru 09/2013
Sheridan; 12/2013 thru 05/2014
Transferred Sheridan 10/10/2018

Juan
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 11/2016
Transferred Jacksonville 10/10/2018

John
New Life Corrections
Dixon; 03/2015
Transferred Pinckneyville 10/04/2018

James
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2018 thru10/2018
Paroled 10/11/2018

Anthony
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 11/2017 thru 12/2017
Transferred Hill 10/11/2018

Villalobos
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2015 thru 07/2016
Discharged 10/11/2018

Alexander
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 12/2013 thru 02/2014
Admitted NRC Stateville 10/11/2018

Ronald
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2018 thru 01/2018
Paroled 10/11/2018

Anthony
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 11/2016
Admitted NRC Stateville 10/11/2018

Matthew
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 06/2018 thru 09/2018
Paroled 10/11/2018

Chad
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 02/2017 thru 12/2017
Discharged 10/11/2018

Felipe
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 12/2013 thru 02/2014
Discharged 10/11/2018

Overath
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 06/2016 thru 09/2016
Discharged 10/11/2018

William
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2018 thru 09/2018
Paroled 10/12/2018

Owen
New Life Corrections
Vienna; 09/2013
Paroled 10/12/2018

Jerome
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 09/2014 thru 10/2014
Discharged 10/12/2018

Dustin
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2018 thru 05/2018
Transferred ATC Crossroads 10/12/2018


Wesley Ministries

Illinois River Correctional Center

No prayer requests received from ministry partner.