A busy week and lots of good class time. The good majority of students, in all the classes, appear to have a heart for leaning fatherhood and or apologetics

Thanks for your support in prayer.

To Him be the glory!

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries

Discipleship: Defending Your Faith - Part 1

Dixon Correctional Center

Bruce - Good morning my loving Father, God. By your will, I pray that peace shall always be with every man, woman, staff member, wardens. To allow your way of giving and showing love like their neighbors. And, that the IDOC administrative, Director(s) give and return so many men and women safely home, so they can honestly understand that their choice was what led them to prison and to give back the love they took for granted. And love, respect and see that there's no other way to live Life without you. And for everyone who comes in contact with shall see their new light-filled life. And repent and daily pray to Christ to keep them always on the right path.

Seth - Please pray for my mother Michelle. She is in strong bondage to alcohol and slothfulness. For me, Seth, I am truly having a hard time letting bitterness towards people go. Also, for the world. The world is hopeless, but if they come to know Jesus there is hope thank you.

Noe - I need my family to be prayed for to find God in their heart. My son Victor who is in IDOC needs prayer to find the Lord in his heart as well. Thank you. God Bless You.

Randy - Scott and Michelle's health issues. My family for salvation. Scott's ministry. Ken's ministry. Family reconciliation. Discernment and understanding for COs and salvation and changing a belief for the COs.

James - My name is James and would you please pray for a blessing on my family. Also, could you please pray for me to find a way to get in touch with my girlfriend who I have not heard from in six months. Also, could you please pray that I can move from this really cold eight man dorm to a two-man cell and also thank you so much for the prayers it really does help. God bless you!

A. C. - Dear Lord, thank you for the gift of life. Please be with my family especially my parents as they go through the ailments and my daughter as she is questioning her faith. Please be with me as I go through my retrial. May you soften the hearts of the judge and prosecutor so that I may get home to my family. In Jesus name, Amen.

Juan - Can you please continue to pray for me that our creator may give me the strength I need to overcome my sexual sinful desires. Can you also pray for my Christian brothers and sisters that God may guide them in our daily walk?

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Erick - I would like to pray for everyone struggling to capture the Word in their heart, that the Word of the Lord would sweep their heart and captures their love and beliefs. To spread the Word of God to all and to be applied! Please Lord let your word prosper throughout the hearts of the people of the earth! *AMEN!*

Jason - I would like to send a prayer out to my family's heart. But also my own I have a lot of goals to approach my family for fixing but still full of resentments so I need prayer to stay in God's character.

Jason - I would like to send prayers to my siblings and their children for their health and hearts. Praying for forgiveness as I haven't been the uncle or brother expected to be.

No name - Prayer for my wife, for her health, protection, and God's rest for her. Help her to get out of denial. Pray for all our family, friends and enemies, pray for Scott and his family, pray for Scott's son Cameron for him to get closer to God as for us all.

Brian - Prayer for the knowledge of God; theology as I study His word and other articles.

David - Remember my wife and children in prayer and that I get credit for the time I served in the county also remember me and my sobriety.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Randall - Please pray for my mom, Kathy, her living situation, her health situation, happiness, and financial. Pray for my dad, Steven, health, and our relationship, may it be mended. Ivana and her cancer and our relationship is it real (girlfriend). Dawn also, still a best friend after our breakup, for her health, happiness, and financial. Brother Todd's health, happiness, and financial. Stepmom Vicky, her health, happiness, and financial. And myself for health, understanding, happiness, my character defects, financial situation, living situation, to get back to good, self-discipline, control. Sister Tammy and her kids, my nieces and nephews, and their kids. Mr. Waterford for his health and his son and their happiness and financial matters. May we all find peace and happiness understanding and wisdom. Thank you. Just everybody may we all be safe.

No name - PRyan - Please pray that God is watching over, guiding and blessing Allison and her husband, the adoptive parents of my biological daughter Joselyn and Joselyn's well-being and happiness too. Please asked that she has a wonderful fourth birthday February 20. Thank you.

Michael - Hello how are you doing. First, thank you for praying for me and my family. My name is Michael, can you please pray for me. That I can get out very very soon, and go home. I have been in jail for 40 months. I have changed a lot of my life around. I am ready to go home very soon. Also, can you please pray for me and my son and wife, that we stay strong together as a family. Thank you. God bless you, so much.

Michael- Hello, my name is Michael, thank you for taking time to pray for me and my family. Also, can you please pray for me that I can talk to my mother. I have not talked to her in about a year. Thank you so much. God bless you, so much.

No name - First God, I would like to praise your holy Name and thank you for sending Scott and I ask that you bless him and his family. Also, bless these men and their families. Also, God keeps your eyes upon my household and God may You please rebuild my family. Amen.

Hilton - Can you pray that God would open doors that are helping, such as being approved to enter into this discipleship program once I'm released and six months good time. Pray that I may have a willing heart to be obedient no matter what I'm going through.

Hilton - Can you pray that I may have the discipline to stay focused on God and prayer no matter what I'm going through. And to keep God as my top priority and that I may grow in my relationship with Jesus. Pray that I may have a heart that is hungry to know Him.

Hilton - Can you pray that whatever it is that is hindering me from following Jesus will be removed. Can you pray that I may have the heart to fear God. Can you pray and ask God to keep me stand strong in believing.

No name - please pray that my loved ones forgive me and we'll open up to me upon my release (Crystal) and reach out to make contact. Thank you, bless you.

No name - Please pray that my loved ones stay healthy and happy and certain ones (Carol) have relief from their chronic/terminal, illnesses and all of them find comfort in the Lord to deal with their losses and pains. Thank you, bless you.

No name - Please pray that I get all the good time/early release I'm allowed/deserve and that things fall in line upon my release such as shelter, food, clothing, good job, etc. Thank you, bless you.

Rob - I need prayer that I know what to pray for without being selfish in doing so. I struggle with this a great deal. Hey that God will take the laziness from me and keep me in His Word.ray that I can readjust to society upon my release options and options present themselves to me smoothly so my life can start successfully and that six months good time is awarded to me so this can start! Pray that I receive forgiveness and that things open up for another chance from my loved ones and that they (Crystal) reach out to me. That my loved ones remain in good health and happiness and a special prayer for Carol that her surgery is very successful and her recovery is speedy and has relief from her COPD. Thank you, bless you.

Robert - I need help with being angry. I need help with feeling lost and not knowing what God's purpose for me is. Pray for me to stop being so lazy to read my Bible. pray that my family will forgive me for being absent as well as everything else.

Michael - Hello how are you? 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 talk to my mother soon. I have not talked to her. It has been about a year. Thank you so much, God, bless you and your family.

Michael - Hello, first I want to say thank you for taking time for prayer for me. My name is Michael, can you please pray for me that I go home this year, like get out of this place. Also, can you please pray for me that I do good and that I and my wife stay strong together. Thank you, God bless you and your family. Thank you.

No name - I just prayed to do the will of God and for the sick and suffering people of the world. Also, for the healing of my marriage and that God goes before me and correct my pass. Amen.

No name - Please pray for the recently released in the brothers in Christ still incarcerated. Toby, James, Javonte, Robert, and William.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - Family Restoration

Dixon Correctional Center

Keith - For my mother Mary and her health to improve and to be okay till I come home. June 29, 2018. Also, for me to continue to keep the faith and walk that walk when I go home.

Aaron - for family restoration and some friendships and for good time to be given to me soon. For my upcoming release date to be a blessed and safe departure. That I need and recognize some good people in my life. God bless you and yours.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - Psalm 1 / The Heart of a Father

Sheridan Correctional Center Early

Jason - I would like to send prayers out my family at home, to watch over my daughter's health, hearts, and joy.

Jason - I want to also send a prayer out to my family for understanding and better communication skills.

Robert - Pray that my relationships with my family will be repaired. Pray that I'll stop being so lazy! Pray for my family's health and happiness. Keep them safe. Please God remove my pride/anger. Pray that God can heal my body, mind, soul. Pray that I receive an understanding of all the "whys." I need prayer that God will show me what he wants from me/needs me to do. Pray for me to stop being so selfish. Pray that I receive good time for early release. Pray that I can get my license back so I can go back to work and be successful when I am out.

No name - I would like for you to pray for my new family and also me thank you, I would like for you to pray that I become a better man than I was before and become a better father and spouse, thank you.

Kimble - please pray for my family and friends and son. And also my wisdom and understanding of Jesus Christ to grow.

Steve - Dear God, I pray for my continuation in learning to live through you. Living in your grace. Also, for the help of my family and friends Mary and her family. That Calsey and Tracy overcome their heroin addiction and Tony's sister beats her battle with cancer. In Jesus Christ name I pray this too. Amen.

Nathaniel -- I asked that my mother stay healthy and goodness of healthy. I pray that my children be watched over and stay healthy and out of harm's way. To help the mother of my children excel self-control over her tongue. And to cleanse your heart of all its impurities and to strengthen her spiritually it all means. AMEN.

Lucas - My mother is sick and my little sister just had a baby. They both live in Florida and I'm trying to parole down there with them but I'm still waiting for the approval. Please pray that everything will be okay that they'll be safe and that I'll get the approval to parole down there with them as they need me down there. Amen. Thank you.

Sheridan Correctional Center Late

No prayer requested submitted

SOCPM Alumni

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 11/2015 thru 04/2016
Admitted R&CC Stateville 01/25/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 09//2017 thru 09/2017
Discharged 01/29/2018

Soldiers of Christ  
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 07/2016
Transferred 01/29/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2015 thru 12/2015
Discharged 01/31/2018

Soldiers of Christ  
Sheridan; 11/2017 thru 12/2017
Transferred Robinson 01/31/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 02/2012 thru 02/2012
Discharges 02/01/2018

Soldiers of Christ  
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 09/2016
Admitted 02/01/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 05/2014 thru 09/2014
Admitted R&CC Stateville 02/02/2018

Ministry Partners New Life Corrections

New Life Corrections

Dixon Correctional Center

No prayer requests received from ministry partner.

Wesley Ministries

Illinois River Correctional Center

Gerald - That our families be safe and in good health, especially my mom and wife and kids.

Curtis - For two of our brother's who are returning to the streets, that they stay in God's will for Vernon bell in health care recovering for cancer, one of our choir lost his brother to cancer and a 2nd brother lost his life. 

Jonathan - For my mother who's sick, for the family to stay out of harm's way, and for me to find a parole site.

Charley - For my dad who's sick and down since my mom died, he needs God's touch and for my sister's salvation,
for the safety of my family. that I keep living for God.

Chris - For a friend and his mom who are going through tough times.

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

Bro Will - That I pass the test that is in front of me daily

Ken - For ministries that come here to be Christ-centered, to see reformation in our churches,
for my son to grow in Christ, for my wife to come back to Jesus, my need for renewing of my mind body and soul.

Curtis - For our state and national leaders. for my family's forgiveness.

Eric - For good time to come back for us inside these walls throughout Illinois.

Gerald - For my mom and my sons to ever be protected by God's holy angels, that I walk humbly with my God.