Wednesday as I was all packed and ready to go to begin my 2nd quarter of 2015 classes at Dixon, I found it was on lockdown. UGH, there was a lockdown January 28th the day I set out to begin the 1st quarter of 2015 classes.

No lockdown at Sheridan!! Where as always, it was a joy to see many returning students and meeting new students.

Thank you for your prayer support at the start of this new season of classes.

To Him be the glory.

Currently there are only 182 subscriber to Disciple Prayer Requests, (it seems one subscribes and another opts out ;-( ). I'm still hoping to raise that number to 200, if you know a prayer warrior, invite them to subscribe by sending an e-mail to SOCPM@SOCPM with 'Subscribe Disciple Prayer Requests' as the subject.



Class cancelled do to lockdown schedule to resume May 6th


Tommy - Than you all for praying for me and may God bless you and your family I will like for you all keep praying for the people that have not and can you keep praying for me Tommy keep praying for Angela and family.

Stephen - My name is Stephen I just would like for you to pray that I continue to allow God's love to pierce my heart. Thank you.

Clyde - Today I asked humbly to all that will listen if you would kindly find it in your heart to pray for my family as an inmate the main thing I worry about is my family on the outside for their safety and well-being. Elnora (mom), Clyde (dad), Etta (mother-in-law), Pearl (wife), kids; Clyde IV, Cedric, Deorita, Tancejah, Empress, Egypt, my brother and sisters all 14 of us. Also ask that you pray for the other inmates both believers and unbelievers, staff and all their family. I thank all you who will listen. I'll pray for you even if you don't play for me. God bless and thank you again.

Willie - I pray that God reveals to me what it is that God wants of me, what is mycalling and I pray that it is God's will for it to be revealed to me before I leave this place.

Name not given - I pray that Jesus change everybody's negative behavior problem like mine and forgive me for my past and bring me more close to him and help me change the once that is negative to positive, my cellie, my parents, sisters and brother, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew and my ???? and grandma and grandfather. Please help me ???? ?? my family or they write me and hope my daughter got her gift. Thank you, amen, love you.

Igen - Hello Jesus how are you. I hope fine? Me I'm fine, happy I see you showing me a lot, that you here with me now. Jesus could you please help me with my good time help me please get close to my lovely kids you help me bring to this earth. Please Jesus help me and my future wife be able to come close with each other and help us get more close to your words in you, thanks and please keep me close to you and change my life amen love you.

Candido - Can you please pray for my mother, my daughters and the mother of my kids and the rest of my family and prayer for my mother to help her find an apartment. Thank you!

Michael - Ask that the Lord grant me the opportunity to go to work release and or six months good time and to watch over my family and loved ones as well as myself. In Jesus name I pray amen.

Frank - Prayer request that God touch my children's heart and put them back into my life, let them all know that I love them all. My children's names are Kenan, Raven, Rachel and Frank James in Jesus name amen!

Derrek - Please pray for my kids and my kids mothers. Pray that I understand the Bible better. Pray for Scott's son and wife. Pray for my mother and father. Pray for my brothers and sisters. Pray for every man in Scott's class and their kids and family. Pray that God give me a beautiful wife.

Name not given - I am asking for prayer for Baltimore and it's leadership. I'm also asking for prayer for Ferguson and all the families involved. I would also ask for the Bruce Rauner staff to keep the promises made when he. Bruce Rauner, was sworn into office. May he keep his promises and may the jail population be lessened and all non-violent crimes including driving offenses (DWLR). May the government be convicted of all the wrong that's done in government as well. God bless you.

Dontea - I have a personal request for prayer my name is Dontea and my prayer is that I through the blood of Jesus to take away the power of drug addiction. I am praying also for my family and girlfriend (Czedisa) would forgive me and all of us can be reconciled back together. And to bring my children into my life and to get my six-month supplemental. In Jesus name, amen.

Henry - I would greatly appreciated if you could pray for my wife, she is dealing with a heart condition and may have to have a pacemaker, your prayer is again appreciated. Thank you.

Felix - Please pray for my baby's mother Zury and my babies. Please pray for her mother Lovy (my baby's mother) and my daughter Vanessa please pray for Jesinia (baby's mother) and my son Alex. Please pray for me to make it OK through this.

Joseph - Pray God give me some wisdom and being a leader and help me to be financially stable and get some money for Latonya.

Louguinn - God to be like you. Wisdom, knowledge, understanding. Give me the knowledge to teach others still suffering in this horrible addiction to drugs.  Certified alcohol drug abuse counselor license.


Richard Wi - I need prayer for my future to be free for my addictions. I need prayer that I can teach my students that I am tutoring and that they learn what I share with them. I need prayer for developing close friendship and fellowship.

Dominic - I first would like to pray for the peace for Jerusalem as well as for blessings for the person/people who interceded for me and my family. My prayer is for my mom's marriage, life with Christ and for her health. Also my older brother and his marriage, as well his relationship with Christ. My daughter and her mom I just pray for a relationship with Christ and his power to overpower the flesh. My cellmate and his family and future to be secure and consistent with Christ. My little brother and his life to be renewed by Christ over all. My future, my parole situation, my music career, my relationship with Christ as well as my relationship with my daughter and her mother, it really matters to me to have a relationship a good one at that with her. Also pray that my health, wealth and hunger for Christ to increase, to just be victorious over the flesh. They are Father bless you and yours. Thanks.

Name not given - I would like to pray for my calling the Lord has to be more revealing to me whether it be a dream or vision. Also for my wife to talk to me.

Michael - Please pray for, my daughter Abby for the first time she has begun asking to see me and telling me she misses me. I feel she is getting old enough that she really understands that just isn't right. Please pray for me as I have been struggling with fighting temptation in my life is starting to have consequences because of it. Please pray for me to get through this lull in my spiritual life. Please continue to pray for my parents can and Diane and their health issues.

Richard - Pray for me that I do the right thing even when no one is looking. Pray for my health that I heal and get off these water pills. Thank you, God bless you.

Jeff - Would you guys say a prayer for my family, thank you very much. I would really appreciate it,my sons Jeffon & Jeffrey Jr, my wife Shinita, my mother Ella and for myself. Pray that I would find a job when I go home, so I could take care of my family. I would really appreciate it very much thank you.

Cedric - First thank God, for opening another door. For peace in Baltimore city. The Villafar and his family and friends. Jessie's health to get better in her legs. My mom and niece, finances and a letter. Cedric and Jessie's relationship to get married. Christie family, also her health and financial situation and to hear from her. Johnson and Holmes, family staying healthy. Pray that I receive some good time. Brothers and C - 17, 19, 21. In Jesus name amen Reunite very soon Mr. Holmes and Mrs. Johnson have a healthy commitment and family.

Eric - Please pray that my kids and family are doing good that they're healthy!! Jersey, Christian, Kasten, Bryten, Robin, Reeda, John, Judy, Harold, Harlan, Karen, Todd,Aaron, Dani, Arianna, Aarion. Ray that I'll get the six-month good time or part of it. Please pray for my mood because it seems that my moods are like a roller coaster lately. Please pray that I'll be able to lose weight that I have been gaining. Please pray that I'll focus on my schoolwork and be able to bring up my TABE scores to be able to get my GED!! Please and thank you.

Julio - Please pray for me. I'm going through a tough time in prison. I can't seem to see eye to eye with my cellmate. I've been humble, I pray for him and asked God to keep the peace between us. I tried to talk to him and still nothing. Please pray for my family for them to be safe in God's hands and to forgive me for my sins I have committed against them and to forgive me also. Thank you. God bless, amen.

Tariq - For everyone in Sheridan to be forgiven for their wrongdoing; and to walk into the light, no longer dwelling in the darkness.

Derek - Please keep my wife, mother and children in prayer. God allowed them to visit like I was praying for! God is working to bless me and I'm so very grateful and thankful. I've had some issues with others who have been betrayed me in here. Even my cellmate of nine months. I try to remember John 15:18 also Colossians 3:12-17. Keep me in prayer. Let us all pray for the children who suffer worldwide! Praise Jesus!

Wayne - Please pray for my family that they are all taken care of and all of their needs are met. Please pray for my girl Jessi, that she does well in life and is able to support herself and our little boy Dillon, until I come home and I'm able to help her. That she continues to do a great job raising our boy in my absence. And that she comes back to me so that her, Dillon and I can be a happy Christian family together. Please pray for my son Dillon that he continues to grow and be a healthy little boy, that he continues to grow in faith and love of Christ and that he does well in school and that he knows that I love him very much. Please pray for me, that I continue to do great in welding and that I am able to earn a career in the welding trade to support myself and my family upon my release. Please pray that the people authority in Springfield rent me the six months good time so that I can go home to my family this year. Please pray that I continue to grow in my faith and love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Paco - Please pray that my son Daniel Ricky would keep contact with his father here in Sheridan. Thank you and God bless.

Name not given - Please pray for my family, Lopez family, Gonzalez family, Staatz family, and Rios family. All my friends and all the inmates of Sheridan prison and for the people in the world be peaceful through all the hard times were going through thank you.



Class cancelled do to lockdown schedule to resume May 6th


Travis - Please pray that God will provide for my wife, daughter and son. Pray that my wife will trust in the Lord.

Felix - Pray for my father that he stays healthy, pray for my kids and my grandchild. My name is Felix thank you for the prayers please pray for me that things get better.

Matthew - Please pray for my son Gabriel and my daughter Haley. Their safety and well-being. Pray for the judge in my case with custody/visitation of my son. Allow the judges heart to be touched and have him grant me access to seeing my son. My daughter is being bullied at school allow God to work in her life and protect her because I can't. Thank you God bless.

Eric - I wish to pray for my mother to visit me ASAP and my daughter is okay doing good and growing up fine. I pray my grandmother get well please help her heart and I pray our family get back strong and come back together. Please and thank you. Sincerely.

Laquan - Prayer that I stay consistent with God's word, being a teacher in the held accountable according to his word. That I never make a decision that would change my children's heart and thoughts about how they have the best dad ever. Continue to be led by the Spirit of m the being the head and seeking kept him in all areas of my life and my wife in children's too.

Brad - I pray that my wife Becky and I can come to an agreement about our divorce and custody of my daughter Tessa. I just want what is best for my kid.

Candido - I would like if you could send some prayers to my mother and my family, it's been hard on us but with prayers and faith we will overcome. Do please pray for us.

Jamie - Lord I pray and ask that when I get out I will have better a relationship with my kids and my wife. Lord I pray and ask that when I get out I will not fall into alcohol and drugs. Lord I pray and ask that you help my daughter Vanessa with the rebellious attitude and that she not fall into the hands of drugs and alcohol or bad friends. Lord I pray for my mother, brothers and nephews and their spouses that they have good health and work.

Paco - Please pray that my fiancé Shirley will find it in her heart to forgive me, Paco, take me back home. Please thank you and God bless.

Edmund - Please pray for me and for my two children Braiden (6) and Isaiah (4) for their mother Lisa and stepfather and the court to allow me to see my children while I am still in IDOC, that I'd be able to live a sober and clean life. That my children be brought up to know Jesus as their God.


(G) Graduate, (P) Paroled, (R) Removed, (T) Transfer, (D) Drop, (I) Incomplete (W) Writ

* Violated Parole ** Re-offended


Sheridan; A Soldier's Call to...
Renewing Fatherhood - 02/2015 thru 02/2015 (D)
Transferred to East Moline 04/29/2015

Sheridan; A Soldier's Call to...
Renewing Fatherhood - 02/2015 thru 02/2015 (D)
Transferred to Lawrence 04/29/2015

Sheridan; A Soldier's Call to...
One to One Discipleship - 10/2012 thru 02/2013 (G)
Know, Understand & Share the Gospel - 12/2013 thru 02/2014 (G)
Admitted to R&CC Northern Illinois 4/30/15

 Illinois River; New Life Correction's
Transforming Incarcerated Dads - 01/2013 (G)
Admitted to R&CC Northern Illinois 05/01/15


Sheridan; A Soldier's Call to...
Renewing Fatherhood - 10/2014 thru 12/2014 (G)
Defending His Faith Part 1 - 08/2014 thru 12/2014 (G)
Defending His Faith Part 2 - 01/2015 thru 04/2015 (G)
Paroled 04/27/2015

Dixon; A Soldier's Call to...
Renewing Fatherhood - 02/2013 thru 02/2013 (D)
One to One Discipleship - 02/2013 thru 02/2013 (D)
Defend His Faith Part 2 - 02/2015 thru 02/2015 (D)
Paroled 04/27/2015

Sheridan; A Soldier's Call to...
Renewing Fatherhood - 01/2015 thru 02/2015 (I)
Defending His Faith Part 2 - 01/2015 thru 04/2015 (G)
Paroled 04/29/2015

Sheridan; A Soldier's Call to...
Renewing Fatherhood - 10/2014 thru 12/2014 (G)
Defend His Faith Part 1 - 08/2014 thru 12/2014 (G)
Paroled 05/01/2014


Sheridan; A Soldier's Call to...
Know, Understand & Share the Gospel - 12/2013 thru 03/2014 (T)
Discharged 04/30/2015

Jacksonville; New Life Corrections
Transforming Incarcerated Dads - 12/2011 (G)
Discharged 05/01/2015



Mickold - For my inner peace, to be happy, understand what God has for me to do and not question His will.

Deeann - That i got a chance to talk to my best friend and aunt on the phone. That God would watch over them. that my daughter becomes a great person.

Joann - I need people to love me more and for my family to forgive me, pray safety in Jesus name. for my grand kids safety. I can't do this without Christ, it's just too hard.for a new place here at Logan where I'll be safe.

Helen - I thank you for your prayers for me and my family and for those who come to help us to know Jesus personally. for those martyred for Christ anywhere in this world. for the supreme court to deny  same sex marriage. for prisoners to have contact w/ their families so old wounds may heal and new relationships may grow.