Good-time for SOCPM students is a blessing but as I've shared before it is bittersweet for me, as I see many students are being paroled. This past week has seen several current SOCPM students be paroled; William, Raymond, Robert, Ryan, Steve & Parris. What makes it more bittersweet is they all have been good students.

The alumni section of Student Prayer Request is a request though not directly from the students themselves is a request from SOCPM asking for prayer for these men.

You may notice that many students who are nearing parole share the anxieties they experience as that parole date once that seemed to be an eternity on the calendar becomes a reality. All the promises they have made to self and others are now a reality to live out.
 Chuck Colson Founder of Prison Fellowship once said: β€œThe road home is possibly the most difficult journey an ex-prisoner will ever make.”

Please keep these men in prayer.

To Him be the glory!

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries

Discipleship - Defending Your Faith Part 2

Dixon Correctional Center

Juan - for me, with the sexual sins that I'm fighting with. Please also pray for brothers and sisters in Christ around the world who continue to fight for their faith.

 A. C. - Dear heavenly Father, I come to You today with thanks for the breath of life and Your loving grace and mercy. I asked You to please be with my wife and her family during this time of loss for them. Please keep all my family safe and out of harm's way while I am away. May You continue to be with me in and my journey and walk with You. Allow me to be a beacon of Your light for others to come close to You. In Jesus name, amen!

Bruce - Good morning Lord, thank you for another gifted, wonderful day. This day is an opening chapter my life to do well by following and walking like you, Father. And keep your name always on my tongue, and keeping a happy heart and fellowship with as many men here so that they can walk as you. And understand you. Through me as I keep your and express your will to others by reading the Bible, expressing it to others. So they can grow from it and become better godly men also. Thank you, Father. Amen!

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Paul - I will be asking for prayer for my wife, children, for their health, mercy, grace, and peace. I will also like prayer for Scott and his family, son Cameron, that he chooses to surrender his will to God, through Jesus Christ. Prayer for me as accepting of things and gain more godly tolerance.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Steve - Dear God, I pray that I can continue to walk and live in your light upon my release. I can find a good church continue taking time daily to stay and meditate on your word. I pray for the health and safety of my family and friends. That Kelsey, Tracy, and Cameron all find their way from their addictions. Also, for all the men at Sheridan that they may find their way to salvation. I pray this to you and your glorious Son's name, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Michael - hello, how are you doing? First, I want to say thank you for praying for my family and me. My name is Michael, can you please pray for me that I can go back home with my family in July, please. I'm tired of being here. Please, can you pray for me that I can go home in July? Thank you so much. God bless you and your family.

Michael - Hello, how are you doing? First I want to say thank you for praying for my family and me. Can you please pray for me that I can go home in July, please. I've been in jail for 45 months. I'm ready to go home. Please pray for me please thank you so much. God bless you and your family.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - The Blessed Man

Dixon Correctional Center

No prayer request submitted.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - The Heart of a Man

Sheridan Correctional Center Early

Gavin - pray for a quick recovery for Stephanie in my newborn godson John Gabriel. For God's will and the strength and wisdom to walking it. A more intimate and closer relationship with Jesus Christ. A humble servants heart and attitude. Continued revelation and confirmation. Healing for Linda's mother and Linda. Healing for my mother and myself because by his stripes we are healed. In Jesus name.

Jason - my grandma on my mother's side just had a heart attack, and last I heard she was paralyzed on left side. Please give her prayer and allow me to make it to her.

Rob - Please pray for me that I quit being so angry about my life and that I finally get it. Also, that I will become able to forgive myself for becoming so very lost.

Jason - I need prayer to stop living in fear and worry of failure to bring my self-worth up and to bring God into my life and surround my family with true forgiveness. Prayer for reduced ignorance and continued battle beaucoup is better and take a look at themselves.

Jason - Prayer for myself too please keep me strengthened to fight off the evil thoughts and influences and temptations of the world and spirit. I know they are waiting for me.

Jason - Prayer for my children to not be bitter towards me and not fall into the trap of all the hatred and influences against the family because of adults resentful fights.

Manuel - May He finds His way into the hearts and minds of these inmates. May God show me the path He wants me to travel to guide me through the road of life. May He bless me with good-time so I can get home to my family, to make me a kingdom man. To come into my heart and transform me. Prayers for me to a man after God's own heart. To help me become a kingdom father, for Him to give me wisdom, patience, strength to get through the time I have left. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

Jason - Prayer for my lawyer that just touched base with me and said he would help. I need prayer to keep his heart big and ambitious for my case.

Jason - I need prayer for myself. I have been feeling bitter and worried about my mother and my children's situation. I haven't slept well because of lack of communication with them. I need prayer for reconnection and a proper ?????  with my mother.

Jason - I leave July 13 thirteenth and have a lot of things to accomplish and to stay steady on my feet and sober. Please give me a prayer to keep in clear vision of reentry into the world.

Jason - I need prayer for my children Jack's, Emma, Maddie and their mother, Ashley. I have my son with jacks, Alyssa my two daughters with I pray for their health, kindness, and forgiveness also understanding also understanding.

Sheridan Correctional Center Late

William - I pray that where I'm at is where God wants me to be and my personal growth pleases God's kingdom of heaven, that might works are glorifying God. With all that I can gain is in line with helping others rise out of their torments and personal hell. Pray for Scott, my teacher. God's blessings and favor over his life and family to grow with God and any chains holding them back from growth are broken. In Jesus name, I praise these chains are broken.

William - I need prayer over my girlfriend, her family, my family and self for God's plan to continue to develop and grow spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically. I do love God's blessings and the challenges I face begin to accumulate I at times feel overwhelmed and get frustrated. But, with God's Holy Spirit working on me to obtain clarity, peace, persistence to continue. I'm really growing and maturing. I'm thankful for God's will.

William - I want to thank God for the health and wellness God has shown favor over my life. Also, for the men and the women who are praying over our requests. I pray right now God love shines with blessings and peace and unity over their lives.

Robert (Bob) - I desire to be more positive/optimistic outlook. Also, pray for the health of my grannie Loretta.

Sir - I pray that the Lord God Almighty give me a good sponsor. I pray that the Lord God Almighty allows me to make a smooth transition process in my reentry. I pray for the holy communion of saints and all their endeavors. I pray God creates avenues for me in music ministry. I pray that I go to a good faith-based Bible teaching church, that I meet and fellowship with godly people, and perhaps meet a God fearing woman to become my wife one day.

Derrick - God help me to stay calm do what I need to do to stay okay. Help my wife to get this job in leave me to stay doing the right thing.

SOCPM Alumni

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2015 thru 10/2016
Discharged 06/12/2018
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 02/2018 thru 05/2018
Paroled 06/12/2018

New Life Corrections
Jacksonville; 12/2011
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2016 thru 03/2016
Transferred Menard MSU 06/12/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 07/2017 thru 06/2018
Paroled 06/13/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 01/2018 thru 02/2018
Transferred Stateville Farm 06/13/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 05/2015 thru 07/2015
Admitted Stateville R&CC 06/14/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon: 12/2016 thru 05/2017
Paroled 06/14/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 02/2017 thru 08/2017
Paroled 06/15/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2017 thru 06/2018
Paroled 06/15/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2018 thru 06/2018
Paroled 06/15/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2014 thru 08/2014
Transferred Jacksonville 06/15/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 12/2013 thru 12/2013
Discharged 06/15/2018

Wesley Ministries

Illinois River Correctional Center

Enrique - That I may receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost.

No name -  For every and their families.

Wade - For me to gain control of my anger and salvation for my family.

Matt - For everyone to be saved and stay sober when I get home through the good and bad times.

No name - For those affected by volcano's lava flow in Hawaii and all the destruction from storms and those spiritually lost, also for my journey in Jesus and my family. That our family may renew the relationship we once had or even better one+

Raymond - Watch and pray for my family to be healthy and happy. for the church family @ Mt. Pleasant Baptist. Open lines of communication w/ our families. Peace on earth and goodwill toward all men. for the volcano in Guatemala

No name - For my family and friends and safety in America, for a job when I get out, that my sons and I will be together as a family, that I stay focused on Christ.

Tyricc - For us who are in prison that we would seek to know Jesus here and follow Him throughout our lives.

Curtis - For my brother Kirk, that IDOC accepts his parole site, that we give all over to God. for those lost everywhere in the world.

Marrick - For my parole site approval. God bless

No name - For all inmates, my family and my strength in God Almighty and for my wife's surgery.

No name - For my friend Kurt, from lifeline ministries, he had a major stroke, that he has a recovery.

James - For my family and me to be ok. God bless you and yours.