Praise God, the classes at Dixon are underway. It was a joy to see three students from a previous Renewing Fatherhood class in the Discipleship 101 class.
The Sheridan classes continue and continue strongly. Having men still seeking to get in the Discipleship class that is 28 strong, but it is making for some awesome discussions
Quite a few prayer this week so I'll let you begin lifting them up to our AWESOME GOD
Thanks so much for your prayers
Glory to Him and Him alone.
Dixon Correctional Center Wednesday July 18, 2012
Randall - I would like for you to pray for me and my struggles with idols. Pray for togetherness in the family of Christians in Dixon and billing 28
Scott - Pray that I get into Wayside Cross Ministries in Aurora and that my mom and sister write me a letter.
William (a student of the Renewing Fatherhood class Nov 2011 - Jan 2012) - To ask God to save my whole household. From my mother to my brothers and my two children and granddaughter to know God and to serve God. Thank you.
Modesto - Please pray for my wife Diana that the Lord deliver her from the spirit of fear, insecurity and low self-esteem. Pray for Diana's and my children that they continue to trust in God and seek His will for their individual lives. Please pray for our President and Government leaders that they humble themselves before God's throne, seek His face for guidance and counsel and stand firm to do His will for our nation.
David (a student of the Renewing Fatherhood class Nov 2011 - Jan 2012) - Please pray that my family will be sable to forgive me and that communication will open up with them again. Also pray for our small group that meets in our dayroom for continued spiritual growth of all the men who participate and may others be led to seek God's will for their lives. Praise Jesus.
Steve (a student of the Renewing Fatherhood class Nov 2011 - Jan 2012)- Pray for my family who is going throng some tough times with my incarceration. They are learning to make the adjustments but it is hard for them.
Ronnie - My prayer is for the program by Scott For all the prayer warriors to pray in one accord for the prisoner's prayers, that the program continue to grow, continue in strength and continue to be blessed by God, that we see our prayers manifest, prison reform is a major need and a loud voice needs to stand up for the renewal to say redemption is true and needs to be recognized. Name not given - Full healing in Awilda's leg, for the church here at Dixon, my daughter Grace and spiritual strengthening.
Dixon Correctional Center
Renewing Fatherhood - Wednesday July 18, 2012
Cecil - Please pray for my family to keep them strong. Pray for my fiancé who continues to support me no matter what. My niece who is pregnant and about to give birth to a beautiful baby girl. Please pray for everyone who dislikes me or I have hurt in the past. Pray for their well-being. Most of all my mother, I pray for her health to remain strong and keep her going the way she does. Ask for everyone's children fathers of those children to be blessed by our wonderful Lord.
Michael - For my mother and girlfriend while they are going through some tough incarceration that God would show them some mercy.
Carl - Pray that God will magnify himself in each Christian here at Dixon and for the volunteers that come down to help and miser us. Pray we receive a permanent chaplain. Pray for us as fathers that we will use the examples God gives us to be upright dads and he'll bless us with a fortified relationship with our kids, young or old. Pray that we give ourselves totally to God. Pray for our continued health and faith. God bless.
Vincen - Pray for Jessica, she is having a hard time finding a job. She is also having a hard time to find a stable place to stay for her and our 2 kids, Kamahrah and Vincen Jr. I would like a prayer request that these things would get better for her and our kids. Thank you and God bless.
Sheridan Correctional Center
Discipleship 101 - Friday July 20, 2012
Chris - Please pray for my kids, Alexis, Paige, Kaylee that they are safe and that they get everything they need. Also pray for Andrea, my wife, that she remain sober, safe and get what she needs and that all of them get everything they need.
Kenneth - I pray that the Lord strengthen me in my walk, that he empower me to resist temptations of the world and of the world, that he would help me to control my tongue as well as the desires of the flesh. Pray that he would order my steps so that what I do shall be his will and pleasing unto him. Pray to show me how to stay out of the way so I won't stumble over the blocks I will encounter on a daily basis and that I shall live and exhibit the lifestyle that he would have me live. I ask of the Lord that he will reveal to me what his will is concerning where I should go on my release. I don't want to go somewhere for the money they offer, or that that there are woman at that location. I want to go wherever is best for me and I need the Lord's assistance in making a decision.
Name not given - Pray for me to stay on track, keep me focused and pray for my family and their safety and ask God to find it in his heart to let me get early release. In Christ Jesus name. Amen.
Name not given - Pray for my family's health strength, wisdom for everybody to be taken care of and their sin washed away. Pray for my children's health give her help with her worries and are relationship to get stronger and healthier Amen.
Name to given - I would like you to pray for my mom, sister, two brothers, step-dad and my real dad so when I get out we all can be a happy family again.
Reginald - I pray that God bless Mr. Scott I pray that God bless my family and friends. I pray that God keep me close to him and in the spirit.
Johnnie - I ask for godly direction for all of humanity.
Name not given - Pray for my lustful desires to be removed from me, allow me to wait on God's providence of what I am supposed to have in my life. Pray for my children and grandchildren all family members and loved ones (big brother), continued strength in my relationship with my heavenly Father, continue growing in the programs.
Dean - I ask for prayer for my father who continues to hang on but still very ill. MY Aunt Harriet who continues to have a rough time battling cancer. Pray for Carolyn who is enduring major health problems with her parents, Ken who lost a dear friend, my Godfather Daniel, my mother and all of my family.
Jesse - I'd like a prayer for my family and loved ones, that God will help the through their times of struggles and help them to have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Pray for all my brother here tonight and all the correctional centers around the world, for men, women and children that we all turn our wills and lives over to the Lord Jesus and for Scott that the Lord will help him and give him the words and message that we all need.
Bulmaro - Pray for me when I am released on 7-30-12. I would like prayer for my family, I hope to hear from them soon. Pray for their health and safety. Pray also that I find a job job so that I can help my family. My family is in Mexico. I pray I hear from them by phone.
Antoine - I would like for you first to give thanks and praise to God for his grace and mercy. I ask that you pray for my cellie 'bug' that is trying to attack him will not succeed. That God will deliver him from the grips of sickness. I ask that you pray for us all and our families that we and they will continue to do God's will. I ask that you pray for Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries to prosper and spread the gospel to all ears that want to hear.
Name not given - I would like to put a prayer request in for Robyn and Jay to find peace in everyday life. I would like prayer for Melanie to find her way to Jesus Christ and to help her with her everyday struggles.
Christopher - Pray that Vaness and I will continue to grow in our relationship for the next 107 days until I go home. Pray that Lex continues to have a smooth pregnancy. Pray that I will be able to talk to her and Vaness before she has the baby girl.
Mario - I'm asking that you pray for me cause I really need a blessing. I have four precious kids about to be lost to DCFS and I don't have the power to keep them from DCFS. I get out in two months from now. I need God to answer my prayers to send me a blessing. Thank you. I'm asking for you to pray for me on giving me the strength to keep seeking God and opening my heart to do his will . I ask that you pray for my family and ask the Lord to bless their hearts.
Name not given - Give thanks to God almighty for this spiritual program and others here at Sheridan. Please pray thy road by God's will will continue to bless ad stay on by Christians. Pray that the beatitudes be apply to our daily lives.
Jon - Requesting prayer for God's favor, grace and mercy in forgiveness in my life.
Anthony - Please pray for my mother Lorette, that she remains in good health and that she is safe while she's at work. Please pray for my son Stephen, that he is safe and that the Holy Spirit be with him. Please pray for my brothers Pete and Gary, that they are both touched by Jesus. Please pray for Scott's wife Michelle that she keep going strong. Please pray for me, Anthony that God help me my last 67 days wisely and also for the strength to help others Please pray for my friend Elizabeth that she be safe on her new journey. Also pray for the victims and their families in the Colorado shooting. Anthony says he had a great week and everything he's praying for has been given to him. It is such a great feeling to have the power of God on his side. Thanks for the prayers.
Sheridan Correctional Center
Renewing Fatherhood - Friday July 20, 2012
Eric - Pray for my family, my kids, friends and me in times like this to know that God will bring me out to be with my kids soon. Amen! Prayer is the key.
Mark - Pray for my family and loved ones. Pray for my son, his mother and her family and loved ones. Pray for all the mothers and fathers who lost their child. Pray for all the inmates world wide.
Lamont - Pray of salvation for my mom, Ms Linda, my sister Ms Lisa and pray for me. Thank you God bless.
Adrian - Pray for my children, Mason (11), Elias (6), Morgan (4) and Rachel that they be given peace and security, that God would bless them to be wise and prosper and come to now Christ.
Tyree - Pray for me to get better with coping with my impulse control, that my mother could find a job so she could keep a roof over her head and that I can get a better relationship with my children's mother.
Lyvon - Pray for me to have the strength to forgive those I hold resentment against.
Lamar - Pray for my daughter Kayla, my family, my daughter's mother and for the victims that got shot during the movie.
Name not given - I ask people to pray fro all the violence that is going on in Chicago, that no more innocent children lose their lives because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Julio - I need my eyes to be opened to see what path God has for me. There are plenty of good and bas choices being given to me and I need to chose the right way, God's way. God bless my child Jade with better health and protection.
Svondo - I would like for you to pray for all of us that we keep giving our praise to our Lord and Savior and that we ask that he keep giving us mercy, grace and keep us with his spirit. Amen
Prayers of Special Note
Paul - I had my first challenging with Paul and it was one of my most challenging visits as Paul is suffering great emotions pain and distraught. He ask for you to pay for his two boys Drew and Nate, that they are staying strong. e hasn't seen them for four months and though he writes them their mother won't let them write back. He is fearful he will never be with his boys again. Though he professes faith I'm not as confident as I wold like. Please pray Paul can find refuge in God and that he will find peace in God's refuge in being separated from his sons.
SOCPM Student Alumni for the week of
July 22 - 28
None but please pray for those who have gone previously.