Despite the issuing of passes still being an issue it was a good week in content. In addition to the planned teaching through the leading of the Holy Spirit the students got a teaching on the Parable of the Sower, 2 Peter 3:9 and the false teachings ofa prosperity gospel. 

To Him be the glory

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries


Dixon Correctional Center

Bruce - Dear Father God! My prayer is short but very important. Dear Father God, thank you and I love you for you giving Your Son Jesus to wash away all of our sins.I believe. You allowed me and the world to wake up to get it right and for those that didn't wake up I know that they are right by you lord.

James - Prayers please and glory to the Father of Jesus for continuing His miraculous help to resolve this trial to serve Him more fully in freedom in this significant seventh year of Illinois prison. Thanks and blessings.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Peter - Please pray that my family becomes closer and start seeing each other more. Please pray for my dad Curtis and his journey in becoming a pastor. My brother Gordon and getting sober and my other brother Ben and his three kids and wife in their money problems. My brother Tim and his girlfriend that they can start worrying more about his kids going along with his girlfriend. That she stay strong and happy. As I get closer to going home it's getting harder and harder to keep cool,  just pray I stay smooth and go in May 22nd and no matter what me and my family stay strong and keep putting our faith in God. Please pray when I go home I do not drift from my faith stronger than stay on the right path. Thank you.

No name - Bianca is in Cook County Jail pray for addiction and peace.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Joshua - I need prayer for my walk, I am getting very discouraged about everything, I feel like I'm going nowhere with myself in Christ. I always feel lost and confused, but I don't know what I am doing at all, like everything I try to do is going nowhere for me or I'm doing something wrong as I do this walk or does everyone feel this way. Please pray for me to find my way, purpose, my salvation with Christ. I don't want to feel like I am a nobody anymore I want to feel like I have a somebody. I love God so much and want to do his will, I feel like all I am doing is going nowhere. I'm in five different Bible studies, I go to church on Sunday I'm in the choir and I love it but don't feel nothing going for me, why? I feel like everything I am doing is for nothing I don't understand trying to do everything the right way but feel like I am always wrong. Please pray for peace of mind and understanding.

No name - That my daughter Tawana make up with her sister Ricki. Because my daughter threatened her and told her not to write me and she stopped. It it's been over a year now. Ricki is my stepdaughter Tawana is very jealous that I treat them the same. Pray that my parole plans are approved for El Paso, Texas. That my letter to the Director of IDOC moves him to give me my request for SCC (Supplemental Sentence Credit).

Curtis - Thank you and your ministry for loving us at Sheridan Correctional Center. Please continue to pray for this facility. Please pray for the government here in Illinois; that they may come together. Please pray that God/the Holy Spirit leads me to the right church once I get out. That I may continue to search God's Word to lead me towards His light. Also pray for my mom that she continues to be blessed with good health. Thank you and amen.

Jamie - Please pray for my wife, that I hope she's doing well in her new job. Please pray for our kids Betty, Edward, Jayden and Vanessa. Please pray for me I'm going home soon. Please pray for all my family and my wife's family. Please pray for my cellie and his family. Please pray for the health of my family. Thank you.

Paco - Please pray that Paco returns to his house. Please pray that Paco receive the government grant that he needs to open his business this year. Please pray that Paco's son Daniel Ricky comes home to stay with his dad. Please pray that Paco gets his drivers license this year for his business and be successful. Please pray that Paco's family will forgive him and start a fresh life with him and do some traveling this year. Please pray that Westcare gives Paco his program certificate before he leaves. Amen and God bless you.

John - Prayer of thanksgiving because my friend Mary is out of the nursing home. I pray that my parole site gets approved so I can parole to my friends Nick and Mary's house so I can help them with their needs. I pray if my first parole site is not approved I pray that I can parole to "It's All About Change" halfway house. I pray that I will be able to be part of the jail ministry in McHenry County Jail when I get released.

Julio - Please pray for myself, Julio. Also for world peace, for my daughter, she is pregnant with her first child, which would be my first grandbaby. Please that she forgive me for my past mistakes, offenses, being in and out of her life by coming to prison most of her life. That she include me in the babies life and that I'd be a better grandfather than I was a father, that I'd be a better father.

Fausto - Pray for the restoration of my marriage. I want to get back with my wife Isabel. Also pray for me so I can reestablish my relationship with my son Michael. Lastly, pray for me so I could be a true disciple of Christ. I want to follow Christ with all my heart. Amen.


Dixon Correctional Center

No prayer request submitted.

Sheridan Correctional Center

Brad - I pray for forgiveness of my sins. I also pray for my grandpa's health. I also want to pray for my mom, Loreen, who still in her addiction. I have 40 days left and really hope that she will get some help so I can have a relationship wit her.

Stephen - Please pray that other inmates will find Christ and be forgiven and myself also to truly find Him. Please pray for my wife and four children to be safe and protected to stay with Christ and prayer. Please pray for my forgiveness and that the Lord bless my sentence. Thank you and pray that the Lord blesses you as well!

Ramon - Dear father, thank you! I pray for those that don't know you, seek you most. Pray for my family Zacharial, Ramon, Nataja, Nancy my newborn sweet daughter. Pray for Javon keep him in peace. Pray for my mom, sister, brother. Pray for Tera and family, keep her in Your vision Lord, show me further the way, I put all my life into your hands. I love you Lord!!!

No name - I have a situation in another state. I may have a warrant for driving. I was put on probation and left the state some years ago, now I'm in a prison and I've been here for four years and I'm about to go home. I'm trusting God in the situation. My wife, I haven't heard from her in a while, I'm praying she is OK. She's been having trouble in her finances, pray God bless her with and helps her with the bills.

Jimmy - Answer from Randy of Wayside Cross, my brothers Michael, Pablo, Baltazar, George for their salvation. My sisters Judy, Lucille, Jacque, Daisy, Maria for their salvation. My mom's health, lost souls, America.

SOCPM Student Alumni

(G) Graduate, (P) Paroled, (R) Removed, (T) Transfer, (D) Drop, (I) Incomplete (W) Writ
RO - Re-Offended,  VP - Violated Parole


Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2015 thru 03/2016
Transferred to Stateville MSU 03/09/2016

Michael (PV)
New Life Corrections
Big Muddy River; 05/2012
Admitted to NR&C Stateville 03/11/2016


New Life Corrections
Shawnee 09/2012
Paroled 03/10/16

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan 10/2015 thru 02/2016
Paroled 03/11/16


Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries
Sheridan; 07/2013 thru 10/2014
Discharged 03/07/2016

Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries
Sheridan; 03/2013 thru 09/2013
Discharged 03/09/2016

Ministry Partners

Sycamore Baptist @ DeKalb County Jail

Keith - Please pray that our Lord Jesus show favor to us all in the time of need! Amen.

Andrew - Please pray that there is complete healing and peace in anyone who may be affected by this situation I brought about. Also please pray for a second chance to get it right. Thank you! Amen.

K'Ron - Please pray that we rebuke Satan and all his wicked spirits that we thank God for blessing us and forgiveness of our sins past present and future. Amen!

Truvoseia - Please pray we all learn from our mistakes to make us better men. Please pray for me that I never see the inside of the jailhouse in my life ever again.

Rick - Please pray that God's will is done in our lives, please give thanks for the time we have here to fellowship with Phil. Amen.

Mark - Please pray for me that I except Jesus for the right reason. Thank you.

Jeremiah - My mental issues are going up-and-down like a coaster and my mind needs rest. My ex-wife's kids have been a mental hospital not sure why or how long. They need prayer and healing. My spirit is at a low point and I need God's love and mercy.

Todd - Pray for Mr. Ival M. who is going to trial next week. He needs strength and comfort. Also pray for God's peace for all the other followers of Jesus that are presently incarcerated.

Tyler - As we're presently discussing, I have been earnestly seeking to be filled with God's Holy Spirit of promise. God has drawn me into a place of prayer and in that place this is my resounding cry; that the Lord will fill me with His Spirit. Pray also with me in this and also that God will produce fruit through me for the sake of His Kingdom and the glorification of His holy name. Also that He will fill me with wisdom, directing my steps because I constantly feel as if I am in conflict within. I'm back in the place where I truly want to live righteously for God. The fact that I'm in this place again is very encouraging to me; but I'm always stumbling and I've become sensitive to the fact that I am beset with a sin nature. Christ is my righteousness and I trust in Him for it. I'm not confused about salvation. But I want very greatly to conform to the righteousness of Christ in me. Usually when I'm in this place I get discouraged due to my inability to produce this in my body. Please pray that I don't get discouraged. I've also been praying for the salvation of my children; Joseph, Ariana and Aubrey and their mothers Katherine and Toni Toni's family. Please join me in praying for them.

Henry - I pray for the non-believers and believers for the Lord to guide them and keep feeding their faith and their hopes. I pray that the Lord can keep giving me the strength and keep giving me the patience. I pray that the Lord would put his hands of protection over my family and loved ones. I pray that the Lord can give my lawyer the wisdom so he can decipher what's my next ????. Thank you and God bless.

Wesley Prison Ministries @ Illinois River Correctional Center

Jonas - For everyone going through adversity in life, also for my daughter, sister and brother and the rest
of the family, even me. for those speaking Your truth in love to others.

John - That the Holy Spirit would be in our studies tonight and that It will guide us through the next few weeks as well. That we would be obedient to that Spirit.

No name - For the Lord to ease the suffering of those being held against their will, for forgiveness of our sins. Thank God for never leaving or forsaking us.

No name - That God would keep me and my family from trouble and the authority here to give me favor.

No name - For love, peace and unity in my family and within our church here.

Cecil - That my family will not harden their heart toward Jesus, also for my baby' momma. unity in this church. That we work toward doing the will of God.

No name - For salvation to come to my family.

Larry - Please continue to pray for my family and loved ones back home in Chicago and that I may release to home in May of 2016.

Jim - That I get out of here,soon!

John - Thanks be to God our only hope and for the shed blood of our Savior,Jesus. Today i was in video court for3 hrs, I won the settlement for a class action suit. Thank you, Jesus.

Anthony - Please pray for my wife and I.