On the positive, a temporary chaplain will start on November 18th at Dixon. The guys know him and say he's a good one. He's a drummer in a Christian band, sounds hopeful.

On the not so positive side, no chaplain on the horizon at Sheridan and pass issues are aplenty.

With a lot of men paroling at Sheridan, there are seats to filled by men on a waiting list. Please pray for a chaplain with sound doctrine and theology to appear on the horizon at Sheridan.

To Him be the glory!

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries

Discipleship - Studying, Interpreting, & Trusting the Bible

Dixon Correctional Center

Wesley - Can you pray for my family and friends to come to know the Lord more and that I can help people to know the Lord and can share Him with them.

George - Pray for my daughter, Karen, she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Pray that I will be approved for a homesite. My parole is 2/22/2019.

A. C. - Heavenly Father, thank you for life and the very breath You gave us. Thank you for Your loving grace and mercy. I ask that You may continue pouring Your blessings over my family and me. Please be with my brothers here at Dixon, especially the ones heading home. I ask you to be with Scott and his family. May they be kept safe and be blessed.

Bruce - Our Father in heaven, Your will be obey Your grace and mercy we thank you for today. Thank you for Scott and his family. We pray for us. Also for the world to be transformed with love for all. In Your Son Jesus Christ mighty name.

Ron - Job when I go home 12/28/2018. Mom, Ruth's health. She is on oxygen and has emphysema. My brother's salvation. Kenny is going through physical therapy. Ride home without taking the bus. Scotty's mother she's dying and that Scotty makes it home in November 2019 before she passes.

Wayne - Please pray for my brother in Christ's mother for she just got into really bad and is in a coma. Thank you.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Brother Jeffrey Ray - Prayer for those in prison. This petitioner of prayer includes those on parole and to those who are blessed to be called upon by the Lord to do the will of the Lord after release from prison and parole. I pray for thanks to be blessed with my struggles of the flesh as I am uplifted in the Spirit while dealing with my health issues. I ask that the hearts of the staff at Sheridan and all prisons be blessed with peace and love with their families as they stress with the profession of working in a prison and providing for their families. We pray together in the togetherness as a prayer team that goes dealing with death and gun violence will be healed as they grieve their loved ones. In Jesus name, we pray, amen, amen, amen.

Gregory - Prayer for my family and friends.

Ronald - Please pray that I receive the knowledge of God's will for the power to carry it out. That God uses me to be a vessel of his glory and that I obey him. God bless you Numbers 6:24-26.

John - God please keep me healthy! Protect my family from evil. Please show me the road to success. Help me with my depression.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Louis - Just want to first thing God for his favor on my life. Pray for my loved ones, my mom is struggling, my dad passed away in September, so she's having a very difficult time. Pray that I continue to draw near to God.

Frank - I need prayer for self-control, self-discipline, patience, humbleness, I need help with my thinking overcoming my negative ways thoughts. Help me to trust my wife, help me to become a better husband father and man overall. Take away my heart and pain and constant headaches. Please cover my kids, wife, and family.

Cordell - Please pray for me to help me turn my life around. I don't want to live the life in the streets no more. I don't want to leave my two sons no more. I really want to become a real man in this world. I cry on the inside And start to hate myself because I know I can live is a real man. So, please pray for me as I leave out the gates of this jail. Thank you for taking your time out reading like prayer.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - The Heart of a Man

Dixon Correctional Center

Jamie - I would like you to pray for me because I am in such a struggle and battle with myself. I fight with myself every day to stay under control. There is a part of me that wants to be a peaceful man and there is another part of me that doesn't want to be peaceful at all. So I ask that you pray for me and pray that God takes any wickedness and evil out of my heart and mind.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - Family Restoration

Sheridan Correctional Center Early

Solomon - I would like to ask for your prayers to make it home for my daughter's eighth-grade graduation. It's reachable but will need a little divine intervention. So all the prayers the better. Thank you!

Aaron - My name is Aaron. I need prayers that I will find friends that are living in Christ and help to feel less lonely. I also want to pay for Scott and his ministry, that he may be guided In the spirit what he carries the word to us and others. Also, prayers for my mother who is an older Christian who is living the path.

Derrick - I would love a prayer request first of all to everyone! Please pray for my family, friends, myself, for guidance, strength, happiness, Love. Also, for me to make it home to my family, kids. And to be a better father, brother, friend, and man. Keep me humble. Protect me. Watch over us all. Thank you.

Cello - I would like for you to pray for my family and me. My wife is also out there trying to get her walk right with the Lord. I really want to get stronger with my walk with the Lord. Just keep us in prayer her name is Angela!

Bill - I have some sort of injury in my groin area that has been bothering me for about three months. Please pray with and for me. Also, for a clear answer as to where I should parole too. Thank you!

Frank - I need prayer to become a better man. Pray for God to give me the strength to let go of my sinful ways and give me the desires to serve Him and let His will be done. Help me become a better father and husband look after my kids, wife, and family. Touch the men in Sheridan and every other prison. Help me to let go and let Him take full control of my life.

David - Pray for my kids to have a personal relationship with Christ, for me to get into school/work with a double contracted to go home sooner, to get six months good-time and work release so I could be with my kids sooner. Thank you.

Kevin - I need prayer for success at the halfway house I'm going to. Pray, I find a good place to live after the halfway house, find a job, make new relationships, find a good sponsor AA, NA. Keep my kids and grandkids safe and keep me positive. Thank you.

Robert - Please pray for Grannie Loretta, with her physical challenges. Give her strength, mentally and emotionally. Also, say a prayer for self with patience.

Allen - First and foremost to God be the glory! May you pray for us and that we keep we keep a positive attitude with the strength to do right upon our release. Pray for my fiancé and her siblings as well as her family that God comforts and strengthens their hearts and souls do to her father passing away. Pray that I and my fiancé relationship grows stronger that we don't stray apart. What God has brought together let no man nor woman or anything come in between what we share. Pray for our family and children, our enemies, the homeless, the sick, rich and poor as well. In Jesus name amen! Thank you!

Sheridan Correctional Center Late

Paris - Pray for my family to be safe, My son Brandon, son Demarco, and little girl Parris to be safe. Also, pray that I go home soon because I am ready.

Paris - Pray for my family, and I get a job ASAP, stay free, keep my child mother safe. Also, pray that I need and ready to go home.

John - I would like to pray for my family, friends, and whoever may need it. Also, pray that I go home to my family soon that when I go that I find a job.

Donte - My prayer request is that God will mold me into the kind of man he wants me to become. I don't want to leave this place the same man I once was. I want to put off the old man and put on a new man I am in Christ. I want to be a better father to my children, and I want to raise them to know and love Jesus Christ. I just want to live for Christ and do everything He commands me to do.

Nicholas - I asked for prayer to go out to the mother of my child and my child. Pray the mothers of my child (Hayley) come back into my life so that we can be a family together, for our sake and my daughter Nova. Amen. Thank you.

Alex - Just want some prayer for the mother of my sons, Melanie, because she's keeping my sons for me and I haven't heard from them in months. So just pray that she finds peace forgiveness in her heart towards me. Pray that my sons are doing okay and are healthy. Lord I just want to see my sons so bad and I want to be in their life, so I'm putting it in Your hands that You help me with this situation and keep me strong and with faith. Thank you for all the blessings you do give me, and I love you, Lord. Amen!

Thomas - Pray for my whole family.

SOCPM Alumni

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 08/2018 thru 11/2018
Paroled 11/05/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2018 thru 11/2018
Paroled 11/02/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 06/2018 thru 06/2018
Admitted R&CC Graham 11/05/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 04/2018 thru 10/2018
Paroled 11/05/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 02/2016 thru 02/2016
Transferred Pontiac MSU 11/06/2018

New Life Corrections
Dixon; 06/2013
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2013 thru 02/2014
Admitted R&CC Stateville 11/06/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 03/2017 thru 05/2017
Discharged 11/07/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 11/2017 thru 12/2017
Paroled 11/07/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 11/2011 thru 01/2012
Paroled 11/08/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2015 thru 05/2016
Admitted R&CC Stateville 11/08/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 07/2016
Paroled 11/09/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 07/2018 thru 08/2018
Paroled 11/09/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 04/2017 thru 05/2017
Paroled 11/09/2018

Wesley Ministries

Illinois River Correctional Center

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