As I was entering the Alumni Prayers, I was reminded of the urgency of the mission of SOCPM, all prison ministries and all of us in Christ. Marquis Thomas, a former student of SOCPM, was killed this past week in the streets of Chicago. As reported in the Chicago Sun-Time 'Marquis Thomas, 28, was walking down the street about 1:30 p.m. when shots rang out...'  

Marquis wasn't a student who stood out amongst the many. I can recall him slightly when I view his picture. He took the 'Renewing Fatherhood' class in the Fall of 2016. I can't recall if he gave any evidence of being a believer. The fact he took only one class and wasn't one I easily remember, gives me a reason to believe he wasn't.

My reasoning for sharing this though is whomever it is God has put in your life to share the Gospel you nor I know the urgency that might be behind that call to share their need for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They may be the next one walking down the street when shots ring out or driving/riding in a car when suddenly...

To Him be the glory!

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries

Discipleship - Defending Your Faith Part 2

Dixon Correctional Center

No prayer requests submitted

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Jeff - I would like to ask for the wisdom to talk to my stepson and give advice to him. I would also like to pray for him Eddie as he sits in county jail and is more than likely waiting to go to prison.

Jeffery - To those who will and are praying with me for the men in Sheridan prison that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to touch the hearts and souls of these men so that they will see the light of Jesus and come out of the darkness of sin to lead a life to serve the Lord. I pray that what I am ridiculed and marked that understand that I suffer for Jesus sake as Jesus die for our sins and I have grace blessed upon me to do the Lords to do the Lords will. Thank the Lord for true 'JOY' as JOY is Jesus Others You. 'Joy' as I serve Jesus others you... Praise the Lord Jesus Amen.

Ronald - Please pray for my aunt Pat that is fighting through cancer and that God uses me as I do this will be a vessel of his glory. To keep me and bless me. Thank you. God bless.

Paul - I'll be asking for prayer for Cyn, my kids, friends, and enemies. I really am asking for prayer for strength and endurance. Pray for Scott and his family, his son Cameron that he turn to Jesus.

Jason - I would like prayers for my family's health, safety, sanity, and salvation. For God's will to be done in my life and the spirit of willingness to do it. For him to bless the believers and for him to reveal himself to the unbelievers. And for the answered prayers of my wife, Jenny. Amen.

Mr. Chapman - I asked that you pray for my marriage that God allows it to heal or He allows us to separate in a healthy manner and not have hate in our heart for the sake of our daughter. Thank you.

Burkett - I would like prayer for strength, patience, and guidance. I would like prayer for my family that God watch over them and keep them protected. Also, that God heals me from my sickness, and that God removes all anger and bitterness from me.

Gregory - Pray for my family and friends heal them and protect them.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Michael - Hello how are you doing, thank you for praying for me and my family. My name is Michael can you please pray for my family and me, that we could be back a nice happy family. 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 find a great, nice job, also, a nice place to stay. 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 me and my family. My name is Michael, can you please pray for me that I find a great, nice job and do right. Also, can you please pray for me that I can get an apartment I really need these things. Thank you so much, God bless you and your family.

Jaquan - I want you to pray for my mom she has been sick on and off for a long time. It really stresses me out because I'm in here and can't take care of her like I want to but I do trust in God, and I know He is going to look after her, but I just want you to also keep in prayer because I do everything every day. Thanks and God bless.

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

Manuel - Dear Lord Jesus give me guidance with my problems help me to rely on You for all my needs. Lord, You know my heart You know my mind You know my soul if I need correction and conviction please do so if I am going if I am going down the right path, let me know. Please Lord give me peace. I only have about five weeks left in prison, and it feels like five years Lord help with my patients help with my anxiety give me solace make these five weeks fly by and help me to expand your kingdom in your Son's name Amen.

Sheridan Correctional Center Late

Akil - I pray for healing in all areas of my life because I am tired of having my past dictate my future. I pray for strength in making amends to all whom I've hurt. I asked in God's name for help financially cause I don't wanna depend on man to help me out only need Jesus cause"All things are possible to Christ Jesus who strengthens me." I pray for forgiveness because I've sin each and every day, but I try no, but I try not to. I ask in Jesus name for help in mending my marriage to my wife Melissa whom I hurt time and time again, but I love with every fiber in my being. I pray for protection over all my kids and grandkids cause danger is around them in every shape, form, and fashion. I asked to be made into a new man so that I may be of more use not only for myself but for my family, community and, nation as a whole. I ask for all these things in Jesus name. Amen.

Shannard - I pray for patience, for a financial blessing for my family, four courage to have faith For my future, for guidance in the direction of career path that God wants for me, for deliverance from this prison before my outdate on March 7, 2019, for assistance in living a godly lifestyle.

Sir - Pray that the holy communion of saints become blessed in all of their endeavors; that the Lord will be their shield, guide, and compass. Pray that the Lord God Almighty blesses my health and that I may be a blessing to others as well. Pray that I go to a good Christian-based recovery transitional home. Pray that I get into a good AA CR (or both). Pray that I find a good church home and that the Lord God Almighty utilize my gifts to edify the church and glorify Him.

William G. - I ask you brothers and sisters in Christ to send prayers for my health to be protected, enhance, and used for the Kingdom of God. Open doors and guide me to into doing God's work.

William G. - I asked for prayers for financial stability doors to be open, and I'm capable of taking part in society. I'm in preparations for my release date in 50 days I need this to build an established a peaceful, productive life. Thank you! God bless you!

Clayton - asking prayer for the strength and wisdom to keep moving forward in my walk with Christ. Ask that my kids mother Kelsey gets saved and accepts Christ. Praying to protect my kids and kids mother and reunite me with them and that we all walk with Christ.

Derrick - Thank God for helping me make it this far and staying focused on and what I need to do and help me through these last few weeks.

William R. -I would like God to strengthen me continuously in all areas of my life. Also, keep his arm around my family and children.


SOCPM Alumni

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 12/2015 thru 08/2018
Paroled 08/06/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 07/2018 thru 08/2018
Transferred Dixon 08/06/2018
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2016 thru 10/2016
Killed 08/07/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 02/2015 thru 09/2015
Discharged 08/07/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2014 thru 07/2016
Discharged 08/07/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2016 thru 01/2016
Sheridan; 06/2016 thru 07/2016
Discharged 08/07/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon: 04/2017 thru 05/2018
Transferred Graham 08/08/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon: 09/2017 thru 12/2017
Transferred Centrailia 08/08/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 04/2018 thru 05/2018
Transferred Centrailia 08/08/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 05/2014 thru 09/2014
Dixon; 09/2017 thru 09/2017
Transferred Big Muddy River 08/08/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 07/2018 thru 07/2018
Transferred 08/08/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2017 thru 12/2017
Paroled 08/10/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 03/2018 thru 03/2018
Paroled 08/10/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 07/2017 thru 10/2017
Discharged 08/10/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 05/2015 thru 07/2015
Dixon; 10/2015 thru 12/2015
Paroled 08/10/2018


Wesley Ministries

Illinois River Correctional Center

Wade - For myself as I go home in less than two weeks, that I keep my eye
on Jesus and be a witness of his love. Thank you

Jamal - For my family, that I stay on track to know Christ, for my son's safety, for me to get an early release to be with my family.

Marrick - For acceptance of my parole site, either @ my sister's or a 1/2 way Nhouse.

No name - For all inmates, my family, strength of my faith to grow.

James - Please pray for my daughter's pregnancy, her husband; my mom/dad for the volunteers who came here tonight, my closer walk with Jesus and in His word.

No name - For IRCC, there's discord in our church, for a pinched nerve in my back.

Kenny - For my kids to return to Christ, for issues with by polar, my transfer to Taylorville cc, my hunger to fully know Gods word, trouble in our church.

Erik - For my parole site@ my dad's home, I leave in 27 days.

No name - For my wife's health.

Dixon - For our world, all God's creation, for the senseless killing on our streets.

Steven - For my daughter and her child to come to Jesus and visit me here.