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. - Almighty Creator, thank you for the day You give us each day. Thanks for the gift of salvation through Your Son, Jesus. May You continue Your blessings upon us each day. Please be with my wife, kids, and family while I am away. Be with Scott and his family also. May they receive your heavenly blessings too. In Jesus name, amen!

Bruce - Hail, hail, glory be to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Lord, You are wonderfully amazing. And today Your will was set, that upon each of Your children's waking up, that we all shall obey the righteousness of praising You only lord! And be good servants, stewards, friends, fathers, mothers, etc., especially loving neighbors to everyone we come in contact with. Upon that being said, Lord thank you for brother Scott, giving his time to open our minds, hearts to the Word he spoke today and bless his home, family and You forever. Amen!

No name - Pray for Scott Kalas' family, pray that Cameron will win the battle he is fighting against drug addictions. Pray for their health and peace of the Lord be with them.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Jeff - I need help praying for my dad I can't seem to let hurts from past totally go and I want to.

Paul - I would like prayer for my family, friends, enemies. Pray for my wife, kids, bless them with good health, protection and peace. Prayer for Scott and his family, son Cameron that he finds Jesus and chooses to believe. In our Saviors name Jesus Christ Amen.

No name - Please pray for the good-time to continue. Please pray for dietary workers to get good-time. Pray for our health. Pray for our family's health. Please keep us safe.

Jason Need prayer for family safety, sanity, and sobriety and the six months good time for everyone and my glasses to come in quick.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Michael - Hello, how are you doing, first I want to say thank you for praying for me. My name is Michael can you please pray for my family and me. That I can get out in the back with my family please thank you God bless you.

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 get out and find a night job and be back with my family. Thank you. God bless you.

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

Robert F. - Please pray for my health in that of Grannie L0retta. As well for the self-control pertaining to my addictive personality, relief of this destructive behavior. Thank you for your prayers.

Sheridan Correctional Center Late

Derrick - God help my wife to understand to relax keep her safe and help me to stay cool and do what I need to to be able to go home on time.

William - Pray for growth and maturity in every aspect of my life. My mind, anger, patience, Energy and proper planning and preparations to be ready and willing to use my life to do the work God needs and designs for my life, my family and loved ones continue health, wellness my life, my family and all areas of life on earth. In Jesus name I claim.

Akil - I am asking God's name for help in keeping my marriage to my wife Melissa who is a wonderful woman intact and give me all the tools needed to make my marriage work and withstand the test of time and all its elements. I pray for your continued protection of all my loved ones. I want to ask for you to give me the strength to forgive myself so I'll be able to forgive others. God, I want to ask for you to help me in assisting me in making myself into a better man, so I'll be better use to my family and to spread your word to others who have an ear to hear. I humbly ask for your help and keeping your Commandments and to stop sinning less each and every day for the rest of my days here on earth. In Your name, I pray. Amen.

William - I am praying my closeness and walk with God is my center of focus and attention, my will is in gods plans. Thanks and love to God for all his works in our lives.

Sir - CR and church home. Please pray that when I go to my parole site that I become surrounded by like-minded people. Pray that I am financially blessed that I may bless others and support myself. Pray for my family continues being patient and loving towards me.

Isaiah - Attention prayer warriors please pray for my growth in faith to Jesus Christ our Lord. Also, pray that our Father in heaven allows me to receive the Holy Spirit. I want to believe in Jesus Christ more because I know he'll provide me with all that I might need. Thank you.

Alex - Just want some prayer for the mother of my sons, Melanie, that she forgives me in her heart. Pray that we have some type of respect for each other and come to a common ground about our boys. Also, that she lets go of the hate, she has in her heart towards my family, so that my sons can be around my mother and family. Thank you in Jesus name amen!

Shannard - Prayer requests for patience, humility, peaceful heart, forgivefullness, good health and healing of cancer for my father and financial blessing for my family.

Cornelius - Can you please pray for my grandfather Lawrence. He promises he's going to the doctor August 6 to see if he will need a stent in his heart. Please pray that he's fine and healthy.  Thanks in advance and God bless!

Jay - I'm asking for prayer to stay sober upon release. Also, for support from my family and my ex-wife and daughter. Thank you.

William - I would like God to keep his hands on my family, friends and my children.

SOCPM Alumni

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon: 06/2018 thru 06/2018
Paroled 06/20/2018

New Life Corrections
Dixon; 03/2016 thru 03/2016
Paroled 07/16/2018
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 06/2016 thru 02/2017
Paroled 07/09/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 02/2017 thru 07/201
Paroled 07/17/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2015 thru 02/2016
Admitted R&CC Stateville 07/17/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 10/2010 thru 04/2011
Transferred Sheridan 07/18/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 01/2018 thru 02/2018
Discharged 07/18/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 06/2016 thru 06/2016
Transferred to Sheridan 07/18/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 08/2016 thru 10/2016
Admitted to R&CC Stateville 07/18/2018

New Life Corrections
Menard MSU; 06/2012
Discharged 07/19/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 12/2016 thru 12/2017
Admitted R&CC Stateville 07/20/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2015 thru 10/2015
Discharged 07/20/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 12/2016 thru 03/2017
Discharged 07/20/2018

Wesley Ministries

Illinois River Correctional Center

Sandie - Pray for my journey to grow w/Christ and for my family, my addictive lifestyle, please pray for peace and a job on my release.

Kenny -  For my son on his birthday, a new NASB Bible, my x-wife's salvation my grandmother's physical healing, our church here in IRCC, for
God's headship over me. My transfer.

Marrick- For all inmates, my family and my strength in Christ.

Jerry - For my family and I as I attempt to be like Jesus.

Gerald - That God sees me through trying times. Thank God for his loving me.

Dixon - Fully surrendering to Him, for all His creation.

Anthony - Restoration of my family.

James - For my family.

No name - Please everyone pray for our nation and the lost.

Wade - For my family living on the street, that as I leave here,
I remember my savior Jesus and find a good church.

James - For those volunteers who came to give us God's word, for my family
for those sick or dying.

Ronnie - My appeal in the court system, for my family, those who've passed away, God's answer to my request and that I learn to accept His answer.