Only a few prayer requests this week, a disappointment that many men are not being moved to submit prayers and experience the power of God answering prayer.

However, God lifted my heart when among the few prayers was this note from James. James has been a student since December 2016. Since that time I've noticed a more sincere change in James in how he would speak of his son's mother finding it very hard to 'forgive her' His prayer request is Discipleship evening class. You can read the words of a transformed heart. The transformed heart is explained not surprisingly in his note.

"Scott, I want to thank you for showing me the way to Christ. I came down here last October and got lucky enough to hear the buzz about your classes you teach and lucky enough to get to be part of it (although it's not luck). Your love for God and living in the walk in Christ inspired me since the first day to accept Jesus as my Savior and pursue a righteous life. I know Jesus now and it's amazing. Thank you for helping me save my life. Your brother in Christ James God is good."

To Him be the glory!

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries

Discipleship: The Parables of Jesus

Dixon Correctional Center

Adam - pray that Scott's son gets the help he needs that he may come to the Lord. Pray that my father has a good eye surgery. Pray my kids be kept safe as they start a new school year. Thank Jesus for his continuous guidance and love as I go throughout my new journey Learning the word and helping others when they need the word to. In Jesus name, Amen.

Randy - Michelle's employment, Scott ministry, Cameron's rehabilitation, family for salvation, Kent's ministry, a spiritual blessing for my kids.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

William - Pray for my grandmother. She's 82 years old. Amen! She doing good, she just needs prayer.

Robert - Please continue to pray for my focus to improve. I like to continue to exercise/workout, lose weight want, to have a healthy life from now on. Could you also spend some time in prayer about the happy people I'd like to have in my future... sober functional people. Thanks.

Joseph - Prayer for my family, my kids, Rodriguez family, financial breakthrough and good time ASAP.

Paul - Please pray for my wife and all of my family. Also, pray for Scott's son!

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

James - Please help me pray for the people Texas and all those helping out. Also, I ask that you pray for my son Bentley, that he is healthy and happy and behaving. Prayers for the well-being of his mother Kourtney and his grandparents Karen and Kraig. Also for the son, I shamefully admit I abandoned for lack of better words, Nathan James and his mother Jennifer. That they are healthy and happy and for forgiveness in their hearts for me being a deadbeat. Thanks.

No name-TX/LA flood victims, please bless those who lost all they had and that they can find peace in what has happened. Also please bless those who are able to help those that are in need. All I ask is more wisdom and knowledge! Amen.

Michael S. - I would like to say a prayer for my friend Eick, that good things come his way and I can find peace and joy in my life and make friendship with my daughter and granddaughter. Also, I would like to see good things come my way.

Michael F. - Hello, how are you doing, thank you for taking time out, to pray for me and my family. My name is Michael, can you pray for me that I go home soon please. I've been in jail since 2014, I am tired of this, I'm trying my best to stay strong. Also, can you pray for me that I see my family and talk to my mother, please. I had not heard from my mother in a long time. Thank you, God bless you and your family.

Joseph - I ask that you continue to pray for me and the well-being of my family as I will continue to pray for all life on this earth. God bless you all and your families. Thank you all.

Bruce - First I would like to praise God and pray for these men and their family. God, you know my prayers if it is Your will, may You please grant them, and bless my wife and children, please bring us closer together. Most of all thank you for the peace you have given me. Your word says be and it is. Amen. Also, I confess my sins and repent.

Nathaniel - Please pray for my father. He is now restarting his chemo treatments after a one week delay. Last week when he showed up for his second round of treatment he didn't realize there was an infection in his chest port. When they want to flush it, they actually push the infection into him and caused him to go septic. Since there is no president for this, his doctors didn't know when he could restart his treatments. They left the choice up to him after explaining the risk. He chose to start this week. Please pray for his continued health through the remaining treatments and that the infection is gone. Thank you and God bless. My father's name is Bill.

No name - I pray for the whole world, the flood victims in Texas, people with addiction, the Simms, family, friends, Wharton's office, counselors, chaplains, the choir, Chaplin Scott, his wife and son Cameron. Hope he stays rooted in God, myself, cellie, housing unit 19, the guys on the new, everyone, I pray for a better day and I pray for guidance. Thank you, Lord

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - The Heart of a Father

Dixon Correctional Center

Aaron - For a blessed home coming upon my soon to be release date in the monks True family and friends and good people.

Wesley - Pray that I don't get down away from God and can get along with my cellmate. Need prayer for my mom to get the car and the home repairs fixed, have someone to come over to help her fix the stuff she needs done and to get along with my dad and my dad would be able to smoke my vape so he does not need to go outside when he does not have to.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - The Heart of a Man

Sheridan Correctional Center

No name - Pray that several that I was very close to my past reach out to me - forgiving me wanting to work out issues, intercede that my loved ones that I have wrong can forgive me.

Shaquille - My name is Shaquille, I ask can you please pray let God protect me from all evil and my children and guide me in the right direction and that He gives me strength when I am feeling week. Thank you, have a blessed day.

Toby - Thanks to God for connecting me with the church in Paxton, Illinois. I would like to ask prayer for my family. Specifically, please pray for my fiancé Kristen that she would maintain her sobriety and be conform to the image of Christ. Please pray that God will providentially work in the hearts and lives of my son Toby Junior and my stepson Noah to bring them to repentance and salvation. Also pray that God would conform me to the image of Christ, that I might be able to glorify Him by serving and leading my family.

SOCPM Alumni

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 11/2015 thru 12/2015
Discharged 08/28/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 07/2017 thru 08/2017
Paroled 08/28/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2014 thru 06/2014
Discharged 08/30/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 09/2015 thru 10/2015
Transferred to Pinckneyville08/30/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2015 thru 04/11/2016
Discharged 08/31/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan 01/2016 thru 04/2016
Admitted to R&CC Stateville 08/31/2017

New Life Corrections
Dixon; 09/2016
Paroled 08/31/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 07/2017 thru 08/2017
Paroled 09/01/2017

New Life Corrections
Dixon; 07/2014
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 05/2017 thru 05/2017
Admitted to R&CC Stateville 09/01/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2014 thru 01/2016
Transferred to Western Illinois 09/01/2017

Ministry Partners

Wesley Ministries @ Illinois River Correctional Center

Dustin - Needing prayer for restoration w/ my children. Thank you

Jeff - Please pray for my children, I do not know how or where they are,I've lost contact w/ their mother.

Mr. Williams - That I be more than a hearer, that I will be a doer of His Word, alsothat I may be able to help my mother and our family.

Chris - Thank God that my case and my conviction were completely reversed.

Charley - That God will bless my dad and sister.

No name - Move on my behalf Father God, keep me humble. Amen

Dwayne - Thank you for your prayers, I've been hearing from God and it feels good.I need strength from Him.

Michael - For our nation, the leaders, our loved ones, that we have a brother here fighting cancer.

No name - For my strength in Christ and all inmates here and for my family.

No name - For me to stay strong in the Lord, for my family, that I stay out of trouble.