Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.

It was a blessing and a great joy to be in prison once again. After having missed two weeks because of my wife Michelle's stroke, who is recovering quite well, a prayer of praise, I returned to Dixon and Sheridan this Wednesday and Friday respectively.

A few of the men in Dixon knew and shared how they were praying, but it was truly humbling when a good number of the men in Sheridan did know, and their first words were asking about Michelle and how they have been praying for her.

Makes me think of a Chaplain who told me sharing personal matters is not a good thing, I may believe that they care, but they don't. I beg to differ. If I don't share my trials and my need for prayer doesn't that come off as unreal, do as I say and you can have a life like mine, no trials just happiness.

One of the most affirming comments I hear is 'Your real, your sharing of your trials and you're trusting in God gives me hope.' Many in the world think 'all inmates' are about self. Some are, but when we are real most will see self in us, when they see us; hopefully they see Christ.

To Him be the glory

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries

Discipleship: The Holiness of God

Dixon Correctional Center

Doug - Pray for Scott's son that he'll stay on the right path, that he'll stay off the drugs and alcohol and that he'll stay focused. Pray that my family will reunite with me. Pray for Scott's wife Michelle that she be okay.

Omarr - I would like to pray that God puts into my lawyer's heart to release some funds from my trust fund account to my daughter because she needs it and has been getting the runaround. Thank you.

Randy - Pray for my dad's cancer, sister's borderline diabetic. My sons to find Christ, Michelle and her health issues, an uncle whose son has passed away, Scott's health concerns.

Juan - Can you please continue to pray for me with my sexual desires. Pray for the brothers and sisters in Christ that God may continue to be with them.

Bruce - Glory be to the Father God, for another gifted day. Amen. My prayer is for more compassion! We as brothers and sisters on earth need this part of love. It restores more to us, that's forgotten, or simply we choose not to apply it, we should. I thank yous Lord for President-elect, may he provide means that most do not see yet. I pray for strength, hope,  joy, love and you. Because I'm born a sinner, I'm sinning even when I try not to. But is it your love for me that keeps me groomed with you.

Tyrone - I ask that would pray for me to have a better relationship with God, and my faith becomes stronger, I stay humble, kindhearted and caring. My relationship with Andrea and my beautiful sons Tyrone Jr and Ty'mire keep growing in a respectable manner. Show love towards in for each other every day and pray that I get off and find a place to parole.

Washington - Anna's stomach pains for 20 years, Rev. Scott's illness and Rev. Scott's wife Michelle bleeding stroke. Dixon C. C. inmates that are going home this week.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

No prayer request submitted.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Julio - Please pray for forgiveness for my sins, and the entire world, pray for our new world leaders, that they run our country better than before. I also like to send a special prayer for the Jose Nieves' family. He was killed by a Chicago police officer and was arrested for it. May God give them strength.

Christian Living: Renewing Fatherhood

Dixon Correctional Center

Aaron - My family, loved ones, friends and me in your prayers. Especially, for my soon to be release and special people new into my life. Thank you.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads

Sheridan Correctional Center

Mr. Howard - please say a prayer for my family and be there we might have good health and that we are back together soon. Thank you, God bless.

Paul - Please pray for my family and me. I have court 2/16/17. It has been long and very hard fro all of us. I'm hoping for a blessing that my Judge and court will grant me my good-time contracts back. I've been locked up for two years, and if my judge grants my motion, I will go home as soon as August of this year, instead of February 2018. My little granddaughter misses me the most. Put All my family misses me and I wish and pray to be back with them, never to go back to jail but live with Christ and do His will. Amen.

Derrick - Please pray for my kids, Derrick Jr., Dontell, Da'Jané, De'Kari, Brayden and please pray for my wife Erin that God will keep our family together.

Toby - A prayer praise! Luis a fellow inmate, who admittedly didn't know Christ personally. But, after talking with Luis and sharing with him Christ is, why he came, why He died and that He rose from the dead, Luis committed himself to Christ and trusting Him as Lord and Savior. Please pray that he will grow in Christ, that God would help me to disciple him and that he will commit to attending church and the discipleship class.

SOCPM Alumni

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2015 thru 12/2016
Paroled 01/17/2017
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 06/2012 thru 09/2012
Transferred to Jacksonville 01/18/2017  

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2015 thru 06/2015     
Paroled 01/18/2017
New Life Corrections
Vienna; 02/2012
Discharged 01/19/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 12/2013 thru 07/2014
Transferred to Sheridan 01/19/2017 

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 12/2013 thru 12/2014
Discharged 01/19/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 12/2012 thru 05/2013
Admitted to R&CC Stateville 01/19/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 05/2016
Paroled 01/20/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 06/2016 thru 01/2017
Paroled 01/20/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2015 thru 10/2016
Paroled 01/20/2017