It was a week of living out Romans 5:3-5; three separate plumbing repairs at home, dealing with a room at Dixon that was like a sauna, no passes issued for all four of Sheridan classes, students choosing to ignore requests to stop talking.

The possibility of having to cancel all four Sheridan classes was thankfully avoided when a Major and Lieutenant took it upon themselves, despite having a busy workload, to make calls to all the units opening the way for some students to attend. The turnout was below average, but it was better than having to cancel altogether.


To Him be the glory!

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries

Discipleship - Defending Your Faith Part 2

Dixon Correctional Center

A. C. - Heavenly Father, thank you for our daily breath, thank you for Your wonderful works in my life. Please forgive me of the sins I have still and help me work I need to get rid of the evils inside me. Please be with my wife and kids while I'm away. May you continue working with us to stay close to You and to each other. I pray for the brothers here at Dickson and may they become closer to You. Also, pray for Scott and his family and that they are kept safe. In Jesus name, amen man In Jesus name, Amen.

Randy - Please keep my nephew Bradley in prayer due to he is being deployed overseas in the army. Pray for protection, safety and come home safe to his family and loved ones. Pray for Cameron's addiction and salvation, Scott's health and Ministry, Michelle's health and my family for salvation.

Bruce - I pray Father, that Your will be done. And for the amazing gifted day that you have given to us so that we all can turn to all righteousness, and repent to do better on a daily day. I thank you Lord for Scott and his wife and that they overcome any and all demonic element, pain, troubles etc. But always be completely in your loving arms of comfort. Love always,

Ron - My mom's health, she is still on oxygen. Kenny is going through physical therapy. Scott's mother, she's dying. Scott goes home next year. Josh is going through problems. He goes home in September this year.

Wesley - Pray for the firefighters' family that died in the fire today in Michigan Washington or Minnesota.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Paul - I will be asking for prayer for my wife, and kids. Bless them with grace and mercy pray for their health and peace of mind. I would like prayer for Scott and his health, prayer for his wife Michelle, son Cameron. That they are blessed in all, they do.

Ronald - That I would renew my walk with God and rekindle history within me to do His will and for my aunt, Patty fighting cancer to be at peace and healing is God sees fit.

Caleb - I'm set to M.S.R. (parole) on 20th of July (next Friday). So, I asked for prayers for me so that I can continue to grow be the man Jesus smells I can be.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Michael - Hello, how are you doing, first want to say thank you for praying for my family and me? Can you please pray for my family and me. My name is Michael can you pray for my son's Michael Jr. and Noah and me. Also, can you pray for my family also thank you God bless you?

Michael - Hello how are you doing, first I would like 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 home on the twentieth of this month, so I can do great and be with my boys. Thank you, God bless you.

Robert B. - I am leaving here and will be going go to a different location then I had initially planned and will be looking for a new church home. Nothing is working out the way I plan; please pray for me.

Robert F. - Please pray for my health and that of Grannie Loretta. Also, take away my addictive personality and replace it with more self-control, especially related to my diet.please pray for my health and that of Granny Lauretta. Also, take away my addictive personality and replace it with more self-control, especially related to my diet.

Randall - can you pray for all good for all people health, finances, relationships and ultimately understanding. I really miss my family In hope And pray for their forgiveness for my mistakes. Thank you, amen.

Javonte - Can you pray for me that I may stay focused on God and may have the desires to continue to seek Christ when I am released (July 17th). And can you pray that God will give me understanding?

Javonte - I would like for you to pray for me in my family on my father's side that we may get to know each other better. Also, pray that God made bring restoration towards my relationship with Christ and that I may be sensitive towards his Spirit.

Javonte - Can you pray for me that I may find a job quickly once I am released.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - The Blessed Man

Dixon Correctional Center

No prayer requests were submitted.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - The Heart of a Man

Sheridan Correctional Center Early

Thomas - Brothers and sisters in Christ, please pray for my niece, Ellie. She is two years old. Doctors recently discovered a tumor in her leg. Please pray for her. Also, please pray for the health, happiness, and safety of my children, wife, mother, father, stepfather and my brother and sister and their children. I sincerely thank you for your prayers.

Jose - I get closer to God and that I have a better prayer life. Also, I can fast.

Manuel - Dear Lord, may my prayers be within Your will and Your plans and that my prayers glorify You and show Your Great power. Lord continue watching over my children keep them healthy, happy, safe. Watch over their mother keep her happy, healthy, give her success in her financial plans and her relationship. Watch over my parents let Your will be done in the in their relationship and keep them safe, happy, healthy. Give them love and success in the endeavors. Watch over my sister and her children and husband. Keep her family safe, healthy. Watch over my brothers. Watch over the wife of the one that is married.  Watch over my friends that are like family and watch over their families.

Manuel - Lord hear my prayer for my friend Von, his niece has a tumor in her leg. Lord God, Lord Almighty heal her. Lord heal Ellie's leg. Lord let it be part of Your plan and Your will. And your will. Comfort her parents and twin sister. Comfort my friend Von Lord be with him at this time. And give all the men qualified and deserving of six months good time. Lord help me to continue in prayer and my faith. Show your amazing power. In your name, Jesus Christ, amen.

Manuel -  My Lord I need your guidance. I need your help. I need your help my faith has been wavering. Please, Lord, help me. I am lost, I am hurt, I am weak, I am without strength, I can feel myself slipping. Lord help me. Oh Lord, I want you to help me, help me on my journey, help me on my way, old Lord, I need you to help me.

Sheridan Correctional Center Late

Louis - Pray for my dad and stepmother. They both lost their sister 24 hours depart. So I just asked birthday are safe in peace is upon their hearts and minds. God bless.

William R. - I pray for the state to remain faithful to my higher power. I pray for the safety of my family and outside loved ones.

Louis – Pray for my mom and stepdad for their health, and strength.  Also, for my fiancé and stepson to get closer and there is peace in the home. For my children and grandchildren that they have favor with God and grow in Christ. Pray for me that my walk with Christ will continue to grow.

Taurus - I am praying to God for my mother to get well. One side of her body stopped working. I also pray to keep me stronger and to forgive me for my sins.

Zach - I need prayer for my ??? life and just being more consistent in keeping step with the Holy Spirit. I leave IDOC on the 30th of this month. Please join me in this as I make my transition. Thanks. Soli deo gloria.

Paul - I would like to pray for my parents. My mom is sick, and my dad is suffering from dementia and my family, my girl and our five kids are living in a shelter and are having problems getting cilco (????) on. And I need prayer that I'm gone go through on the 27th of July. Please bless me thank you.

Akil - I asked for all my shortcomings to be removed and my defects of character turn into positive ones so that I will be able to have meaningful and fruitful relationships with whatever I come across. I pray that my daughter Kawanda can forgive me for missing out being there for her, especially the important and special moments that I needed to be there for. I pray that I'll get the chance to meet my biological father where ever he is. I ask for the strength to forgive my mother for everything that I thought she did to me. I asked for the chance to make amends to all whom I hurt alive and dead. Lastly, I ask for You God to continue to look over my loved ones encamping  Your angels around them and cover them in the blood of Jesus. In your name, I pray. Amen.

 Akil - would like to ask God to keep my marriage to my wonderful wife Melissa intact despite all the pain and humiliation that I caused her. I want to ask for help in getting a relationship with my daughter Kawanda whom I ain't been there for. I asked to be relieved of my heavy heart and all that is wrong with me. I asked that all the people that I hurt throughout the years can find it in their heart to forgive me and let me be a part of their lives again. I pray that I'd be cleansed of all that is barring me from having a good relationship with God. I pray that I get the chance to spend quality time with my grandchildren I love more than life itself. Lastly, I pray for the strength to forgive myself so I'll be able to forgive others. Amen.

William - My mind body and spirit to be working in one accord gods will is reflected daily in all my existence.

William – Prayer over my family and friends. Angels of protection, peace, love, and unity to be deep-rooted with the foundation of a personal relationship with God.

William - Praise thanks and glory to God for our lives, you and all the prayers. I am asking for prayers of thanksgiving for all the works of love God has for each one of us.


SOCPM Alumni

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon: 01/2015 thru 01/2015
Discharged 07/04/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2018 thru 01/2018
Paroled 07/09/2018
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 05/2015 thru 07/2015
Admitted R&CC Stateville 07/09/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 09/2017 thru 12/2017
Paroled 07/09/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2015 thru 02/2015
Admitted R&CC Stateville 07/09/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon: 05/2015 thru 05/2015
Transferred Pinckneyville 07/09/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 10/2014 thru 12/2014
Discharged 07/11/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 06/2016 thru 06/2016
Admitted R&CC Graham 07/11/2018

New Life Corrections
Southwestern Illinois; 10/2012
Transferred to Illinois River 07/11/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 03/2015 thru 05/2018
Transferred Robinson 07/11/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 08/2015 thru 10/2016
Paroled 07/12/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2015 thru 03/2015
Admitted R&CC Stateville 07/12/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 10/2017 thru 12/2017
Paroled 07/13/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 07/2017 thru 09/2017
Discharged 07/13/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2015 thru 05/2017
Discharged 07/13/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2017 thru 07/2018
Paroled 07/13/2018

Wesley Ministries

Illinois River Correctional Center

No prayer requests submitted by ministry partner.