A special request and a comment that God has put on my heart this week.
Pray for Tariq, he is an unbeliever and an angry man with a lot of hostilities. Tariq has tried to antagonize me with I think, the hope to have me respond by saying something negative to prove some point or whatever. After the second class I hoped he quit coming as he was intent on being a disruption. A couple of students asked if I'd like for them to step in and say something when he starts, 'I told them no, it may escalate into something no one wants.' At the end of the class I prayed for God to know His will, was Tariq here to do Satan's will or just an angry person with an attitude or both. God reminded me it is the 'Tariqs' of the prison system that I'm to give it my all and I need to be strong and persistent in my being a vessel of Christ and exhibit His love towards the Tariqs. Tariq hasn't exhibited any attempts of violence, just an interruptive voice. Praise God, Friday during class I heard side talk, something that I try to squelch but when I saw if was JD, a strong Christian, reading the Bible to Tariq and Tariq responding but in a quiet manner I could only think 'just maybe heart of rock is being penetrated if only a pin hole to soften Tariq's heart. Please pray that God will soften Tariq's heart and that we all have patience and that by God's grace he be blessed with a renewed heart and to God be all the glory.
You'll see be low in Sheridan's DYF evening class I put a portion of Michael's prayer request in bold. It is when I hear or read the guys say things like Michael states that brings me to tears and affirmation to preserve in my call. I'm so blessed to be a servant to Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.
I also ask for prayers on my behalf. In folow-up to my hospitalization a couple of weeks ago, I will be having an upper GI on Tuesday. Please pray the test goes well, that all is well and no surgery will be required.
To Him be the glory
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DISCIPLESHIP: SOLDIER'S CALL TO DEFEND HIS FAITH - PART 2
DIXON CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Richard - Please remember me in prayer this week. I've got court, here in Dixon 4/8/15 and divorce court in Rock Island on 4/14/15. I'm praying the Lord will see me through all of this, I believe and trust in Him. Thank you, in Him
Ronnie - Play for those in government and ministry who use the term Christian but unfortunately are aligned with self interest & interest group. Pray they come back to the Jesus of the Gospel who confronted government and ministry every chance He got to stop lording over and become servants. Amen
SHERIDAN CORRECTIONAL CENTER - AFTERNOON CLASS
Raymond - Pray for my daughter Becky, ex-wife Donna, for my fiancé Karen, that I stay clean after MSR, that I receive my tax refund, for Scott's health and for Cameron.
Anthony - Praying for comfort for peace for Fred, he's lost family members to death and will be leaving soon to go to a recovery home. Please pray also for my family. Also please pray for Scott and the ministry that he so passionately involves him self. Resources, finances and his strength as well as his rest. Also thank you for your prayers which are being answered and your fervent love in them.
Tommy - Hi, may God keep on blessing you, God is good all the time. Can I ask you to pray for the people that have not and get God in their life and keep them and can you pray for my family and pray for me, can you pray for Angela thank you so much and may God keep on blessing you all.
Derrick - Please pray that Scott will be okay and safe. Please pray for me and my kids and kids mothers. Please pray that God will send me a beautiful wife. Please pray that I get better at reading the Bible. Please pray I will love others as God loves me. Please pray I will get a family and a wife.
Lougwin - Please, Lord give Cameron strength to hold onto the miracle happens.
SHERIDAN CORRECTIONAL CENTER - EVENING CLASS
Julio - I like for you to pray for me that God give me the strength to get through my daily activities here, that I deal with my cellmate, my peers, the program. Please pray for my family, friends, enemies everyone. I also asked for a special prayer for myself Julio for God to bless me with a TV I don't have one and don't have any money to buy one. I do have faith in the Lord but I would still appreciate it. Thank you, God bless. Amen
Justin - May joy be lead into salvation may. May she be led to trust in and know Christ Jesus.
Lazarus - Communication has finally been established between me and the Department of Human Services regarding my son Landen and child protective services. Pray that are communications will go in a positive direction and improve Landen' situation and that he remains safe.
Dominic - Hello saints and children of God. First I pray for peace in Jerusalem, as well as whom ever may be interceding on my behalf. May our Father bless you in ways that are supernatural. I think of the Christians being tortured for being a believer, throughout the world I pray for a breakthrough in their lives as well as their prayer lives in Jesus name,the leaders of these various countries and all people who are in the position of power or authority, I pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon them in Jesus name, my daughter's mother and her Family I pray for. It seems that things are not showing a constant breakthrough with this relationship it it's been almost 3 1/2 years I've been away and it's good for a week or two then it's back to the hurt, pain, stress, worry and disrespect and I'm truly fed up, so I know now to remove myself from the situation, I feel it is God's will it won't be so hard, so please pray for us and our daughter not to be in the mist of things and for her not to be affected. Please pray for my family, my older brother's marriage, my little brother's legal issues, my mom's marriage, my cousin's daughter has found a liking to girls, my father and my family as a whole to gain or reaffirm our relationship with Jesus. And brother Scott's health to be as good as new.
Jose - I'm going home very very soon and I'm a bit scared. Temptations will always be around. I know that through God I can overcome it. I just want to be free from all the things that hold me down. Free from all the pain that tears me up inside please help that I achieve all my goals of recovery.
Michael - Please pray that Jenny, my daughter's mother, will continue to be such a supportive and wonderful mother to our daughter. She works so hard to make sure Abby needs nothing and is able to have fun extras. She also has been letting my daughter and me talk more frequently and she interacts with us both when we talk making it feel like a family thing pray also that Abby knows how much I love her. My dad, Ken, is now in a nursing home because his knee has still not healed after a knee replacement surgery two months ago. Please pray that he heals up soon and is able to get home ASAP because my mom really needs him home to help her. Pray for Scott that his health issues will heal up and that he'll be able to continue his ministry with all the inmates he helps so much.
Name not given - I would like to pray for the Lord to keep me and Mari together through all that we are going through that he keeps our love strong because He knows I really want to be with her. I can actually say yes I love her.
Pablo - I want to pray that God leads me in the right direction when I get out that I find a strong and am closer to God and stay on the right path. I have 1 1/2 months left and I'm beginning to worry for my freedom. I want to be a good father to my children and be there each and every day so right now I just pray that God keeps me with a positive state of mind and be with me through the obstacles in life. In Jesus name I pray amen.
Derek - Can you please pray for my mom Anna. She has tendentious in her right hand, wrist and arm. It's painful for her and she is 81 and lives by herself. Again please pray for my wife Davina. She still has not wrote or visited, not excepted my calls. I'm really to my wits and with her as she refuses to address the issues I write my letters to her. Vows I took before God I take seriously but it has been going on for sometime like three years off and on. It's been 62 days. If I don't hear from her by mid April I'll be filing for a legal separation so I can get some visitation with my daughter Ella. Thank you and God bless.
Bruce - I would like a prayer for the well-being of my family and friends and pets.
Wayne - Please pray for my family that they are all doing well out their and need for for nothing, that God provides for them. Please pray for my girl Jessi, that she is doing well financially and is able to take care of herself and our little boy until I come home and I'm able to help her. Please pray that she comes back to me and her Dillon and I could be a complete Christian family together. Please pray for my little boy Dillon, that he does well in school and stops having behavioral issues. Please pray for me, that I continue to grow in my faith and love of Jesus Christ and that I continue to do well in the welding class and I'm able to earn a career to support myself and my family upon my release. Thank you for your time and prayers your brother in Christ.
Eric - Please pray for my children and family, that they're all healthy and that God is guiding them. Please pray for my brother Aaron and all of his resentments and emotions. Please pray over this anger that I've been feeling lately. Please pray that God will guide me into planning where I want to parole to when I get paroled!! Please pray for all the guys that I've got to live with and be around. Please pray that God does work in their lives and that God put someone in their life to teach and guide them to Him. Please pray that God places somebody in my life to teach and guide me to live Christ like. Please and thank you.
Benjamin - Please pray for strength for Randy he has widespread cancer stage for he's been a family friend over 30 years made his transition to heaven be as painless as possible for him and his family. Thanks sincerely.
Kenneth - need to get six months good time in work release program. Thank you.
John - please pray for me that I passed my EPA air-conditioning refrigeration test this week on Tuesday 3/29/15. I pray for all especially Ron & Charles.
Jesus - Please pray for me to learn to let things go that are not easy even when things are so small not that serious. Please ask God to help me forgive others the way God has forgiven me and please ask God to help us keep us safe and away from harm or evil keep our family and children safe in great health help our friends and enemies in each and every way possible. Change our hearts from bad to good. Thank you, God bless you
Paquito - Pray for my kids to write to their dad in that they're safe and out of harms way and financially secure and warm out this winter. Thank you and God bless.
CHRISTIAN LIVING: RENEWING FATHERHOOD
DIXON CORRECTIONAL CENTE
Anton - I would like to pray for my brother Mills to stay strong and believe in God. I also hope that he will be patient in everything he do. I would like to pray for my family and my enemy and everybody in the world. I pray for me to be a better dad and do what God want me to do. Love always.
SHERIDAN CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Joselito - Thank God for waking me up every day to pray for my family and my child.
Leroy - I am a new believer in Christ and would like for you to pray for me to continue to follow the Lord and stay positive. As well pray for me to get six months good time. Thank you for the prayer for my fiancé Elise she got a job and is doing good with her addiction. Also please pray for my family and friends that they all stay healthy and safe. Thank you.
Name not given - My family, missionary, Pastor, COs, government, homeless, nursing homes, and my son Noah a marine.
Tariq - I pray that all see the light. (This is the person I spoke of above)
Cedric - For all the family suffering from the plane crash in Germany, brothers in C-12 building and IDOC and staff. To hear from Jessi and our relationship, to stay strong and finaince(?), my family and to hear from them, six months good time, the brothers, for my kids to be safe and healthy and their mom. April and Ebony situation and Dontay better future health, finance, in Jesus name.
SOCPM STUDENT ALUMNI
(G) Graduate, (P) Paroled, (R) Removed, (T) Transfer, (D) Drop, (I) Incomplete (W) Writ
* Violated Parole ** Re-offended
Sheridan; a Soldier's Call to...
Know, Understand & Share the Gospel - 12/1213 thru 04/2014 (G)
Know Sound Doctrine - 05/2014 thru 07/2014 (G)
Defend His Faith Part 1 08/2014 thru 09/2014 (T)
Admitted to R&CC Stateville 03/24/2015
Big Muddy; New Life Corrections
Transforming Incarcerated Dads 05/2012 (G)
Transferred to Taylorville 03/25/2015
Dixon; A Soldier's Call to...
Know Hod's Holiness - 07/2013 (I)
Transferred to Robinson 03/26/2015
Sheridan; A Soldier's Call to...
Defend His Faith Part 2 - 02/2015 thru 03/2015 (P)
Sheridan; A Soldier's Call to...
Defend His Faith Part 2 - 02/2015 thru 03/2015 (P)
Sheridan; A Soldier's Call to...
Know God's Holiness - 07/2013 thru 09/2013 (G)
Renewing Fatherhood - 09/2013 thru 11/2013 (G)
Know, Understand & Share the Gospel - 12/2013 thru 03/2014 (P)