This week's classroom happening, no lockdowns! At Sheridan despite being in the last weeks of the current term, due to paroling students, new students are attending weekly. Though it is gratifying to know there is a waitlist, it is a frustration to be on the waitlist.

SOCPM has seen many new students enroll through the Malachi Dads classes (both classes, maxing out at forty students, have a wait list),  with no sincere interest in Christianity and are only interested in fatherhood, but God works in their hearts and they sign-up for the Discipleship classes. With the request to enroll coming through word of mouth and Malachi Dad students there currently is a wait list for the evening Discipleship class.

So, a prayer of praise that God is using SOCPM to draw the interest of inmates to learn fatherhood and be discipled in God's Word.

To Him be the glory!

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries

Discipleship - Defending Your Faith Part 2

Dixon Correctional Center

Wes - Pray for my cellmate he is going back to court and may get out if it goes good for him. Pray for his victim to come to know the Lord and him and his victim can come together to be friends for God better know the Lord our God. Pray for me and my family to have a strong bond with the Lord.

A. C. - Dear heavenly Creator, I come to you to ask for forgiveness for my sins. Thank you for loving us and for giving us Your Son for our salvation. Thanks for Scott and his love for us and for bringing us Your Word to help guide us. Please be with each of us, may You open our hearts for others to see Your love. Be with our families and may they be kept safe from the devil's reach. Be with Scott and his family may You help them where they need You. In Jesus name, Amen.

Ron - please continue to pray for my mother she is on oxygen and in poor health. Please pray for Scott's mom she's dying. Please pray that she makes it until Scott gets home in November 2019 and that I find work right away when I go home in December.

Randy – Please keep my nephew Bradley in prayer for protection, guidance, safe return home due to deployment in the military and being sent overseas to Afghanistan. Scott's ministry and health issues, Michelle's health, Cameron's salvation and addiction. Pray for my family's salvation and reconciliation.

Bruce - God bless us all, in Jesus' mighty name! Father as You awakening us up for a new day, to enjoy and do Your will which is to come to You wholeheartedly, faithfully and truthfully. It is ?????? that we continue to believe that You died for our sins, Your blood was spilled so that we can come to You and have a beautiful relationship with you! Thank you, Lord for Mr. Scott and his wonderful teaching of Your Word of truth, that we can become stronger to our understanding of how much you love us. Thank you, and we love you.


Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

No name - free for us to be financially happy. Please help me be successful when I get out.

No name - please pray for me to be done with the warmth that I may have.

No name –please pray for us to be healthy! Pray for our families to be healthy. Pray for us to remain healthy, both spiritually and physically.

Joseph -  I just ask that you pray for my six kids to not let my mistakes have a  have a negative impact on their lives and for them to be forgiving of my bad decisions and not hold resentment towards me when I return home and for God to give me strength to be the father they deserve to have and direction to teach them to live a good Christian life.

Eshun - Prayer request for guidance and help with my decision making and plans for myself and future. I want my plans and goals to be in align with God's will!

Joseph - I'm struggling with forgiving my children's mother for events that took place leading up to my incarceration. It weighs heavy on my heart because I know it will ultimately cause turbulence between me and her in the future and my kids will be the ones ultimately caught in the middle. There is no plan of us being together in the future, but I want to let go of all the hate and anger so we can both co-parent in a positive way for our kid's sake and our own. Any verses or scripture that would help go and forgive would be greatly appreciated.

Ronald - Please pray for my aunt Patty that's fighting cancer and for me to fight the flesh to stay in the Spirit as I strive to walk with God daily. Thank you, God bless.

Jason - Would like prayers for family's health, safety, and sanity and salvation. For God to bless those who He will and receive His will for me.

Jeffery - I, myself pray for the men here in Sheridan prison for the for Lord to open their eyes and ears to see and hear the light of the Lord Jesus Christ. I know this is a difficult task for me. So, I ask for you and the prayer warriors to pray with me to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to touch hearts and souls, to be awakened from the darkness and allow the Lord Jesus to work on their minds, hearts, souls, and spirits to serve in righteousness the will of our Lord Jesus. Amen. I am thankful for my time to serve the Lord Jesus every day and night.

Paul - I would like prayer for my wife, family, and friends, and enemies, prayer, and praise of thanks for the grace and mercy of God. Prayer of blessing for Scott and his family. Prayers of mercy and grace for Scott's son Cameron. Prayer for Scott's ministry of Soldiers of Christ Ministries in Jesus name I pray Amen

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Manuel - Watch over my mother. All of her children are gone now living their lives, and she is alone. So I ask to watch over her until I get released so I can go home. Watch over my kids and their mother, keep them happy, safe and healthy. Thank you, Lord.

 Manuel - I asked the Lord to help me. I have only a few weeks left, and it feels like 20 years from no from now. So I don't know what it's called but to help with that feeling, anxiety and the lostness I feel, may the Holy Spirit guide me. Give me peace. Watch over the men incarcerated may you go into their hearts and comfort them in their time of need. Love them like only you know.

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 me that I can get out, and find a nice job in an apartment. Thank you, God bless you and your family.

Michael - hello, how are you doing, first I want to say thank you for praying for me and my family. My name is Michael, can you please pray for me that I can get out and do great an be there for my kids and my family. Thank you, God bless you and your family.

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 - Please pray for my health and that of Grannie Loretta. I struggle with negativity, pray for me to align my thoughts geared toward being grateful and more positive. Thank you

Sheridan Correctional Center Late

William G. - I need prayers to open the doors for my life as I'm preparing to be released in 60 days. The next chapter is forming and I hope and pray in Jesus name that I have a life full in abundance.

William G. - I'm asking for the continued love and care in prayers from and to each and every brother and sister in Christ to bring unity, love to our testimony and with a healthy heart, mind, body, and soul.

Sir - Pray that the Lord guides me in all things. Pray that the Lord blesses me with a good job to tithe and provide for my family. Pray the Lord provides a good faith based recovery home for me, that I get an apartment and that I find a good A.A. or C.R. to go to. Pray the Lord uses me for His kingdom and that I may find my calling and that it may be crystal-clear for me to grasp. Pray God keeps my feet from slipping.

Jay - I'd like to ask that God shows me my path and future through his eyes. Also, that God gives me the strength to remain sober upon a sober upon my release! Amen.

Clayton - Asking for prayer, God finds his way in my kid's mother Kelsey's heart she can be saved and God would reveal himself to her. God would reveal himself to me and her giving us wisdom and strength in the dark times in our life. Asking God to continue to protect my kids. Thanks.

William R. - I would like God to continue to work in my life. I also would like God to keep his arms around my family and friends.

Akil - I humbly ask for help in keeping my marriage intact and heal my wife Melissa's heart so we both can move forward together to a beautiful and memorable future. I ask in Jesus name to heal me and to continue to watch over and protect my loved ones. I pray for the strength needed to get through each and every day and to deal with whatever comes my way. I ask to be forgiven for all the pain, harm, and humiliation that I caused to everyone around me. I want to have a better relationship not only with God but with my daughter Kawanda and all that I have a love for. In Jesus name, I ask for helping me in getting some financial support from whomever possible so I will be able to get the things that I need. I pray for a renewed heart spirit. I ask in Your Name for help in getting my life back on track and keeping it there. In Jesus name, I pray, Amen.

SOCPM Alumni

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 08/2015 thru 10/2015
Discharged 07/30/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2015 thru 01/2015
Discharged 07/30/2018
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2014 thru 08/2014
Discharged 07/30/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 07/2017 thru 07/2017
Discharged 07/31/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 12/2016 thru 12/2017
Paroled 08/01/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon: 02/2018 thru 02/2018
Transferred Sheridan 08/01/2018

New Life Corrections
Dixon: 03/2015
Transferred Hill 08/01/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 06/2016 thru 11/2016
Paroled 08/01/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 10/2014 thru 10/2014
Transferred Vienna 08/01/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 07/2017 thru 07/2018
Paroled 08/02/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 01/2018 thru 01/2018
Discharged 08/03/2018

New Life Corrections
Illinois River; 01/2013
Paroled 08/03/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2018 thru 01/2018
Paroled 07/26/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 07/2016
Paroled 07/26/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 03/2017 thru 07/2018
Paroled 08/03/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 11/2011 thru 09/2012
Admitted R&CC Stateville 08/03/2018

Wesley Ministries

Illinois River Correctional Center

No prayer requests received from ministry partner.