Sunday, December 11, 2011

Prayers for Prodigals by B.J. Reinhard #5 of 7

This is my fifth installment
from the prayer card,
Prayers for Prodigals:

These Scripture-based prayers are designed to be prayed for any loved one (a son, daughter, grandchild, the child of a friend, or even a spouse or parent) who has strayed from God into a destructive lifestyle.  For the sake of clarity, the prayers are written with a son in mind.  Please adapt them to fit your situation.

13.  Thank You for offering hope and comfort to my son.  Thank You for restoring the years the locusts have eaten and bestowing on my son a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of despair. (Is.57:18; Joel 2:25; Is.61:3)

14.  Teach my son that following You is not about following rules.  Show him that what You long for is a genuine relationship with him. (Ro.6:14; Jer.9:24; Phil. 3:8,10)

15.  Lord, cause my son to grow up in You, maturing into an oak of righteousness for the display of Your splendor.  Help him to grow in wisdom and stature, and in favor with You and with man. (Eph.4:15; Is.61:3; Lk.2:52)

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this. I pray these frequently over my son.

The Piper's Wife said...

Praise the LORD!

I praying these also.

Thank you for your comment. I am praying for you today....

Unknown said...

Thanks for uploading these...they are relevant. I need your help I can't seem to read the other parts of these prayers...Thanks in advance.

Unknown said...

Have you tried clicking on the photos?

The Piper's Wife said...

Thank you, "unknown", for your comment. I am sorry to not discover your question until now. \

I agree that these prayers help when crying out to God for long-standing prodigals. It is a fact of life to become "war-worn" as we continue to cry out for our prodigals. Let us never give up!

I think I understand what the issue is concerning seeing the other parts of the"Prayers for Prodigals" card. In each blog post (1-7) I used the front of the card as the illustration, while writing out the prayers for others to read. If you want to see the both sides go to this web site:

If you desire to purchase the Prayers for Prodigals" cards, go to this web site:

I hope this helps you. Remember to run to God always-- in all things-- especially when you are in your own agony over waywards. The LORD is our comfort and strength!