As time goes by and we come closer to the end, we will see more and more prodigals appear among our own families and friends. Let us not grow weary in praying.
"Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of faith."
This is my seventh and last
installment from the prayer
card, Prayers for Prodigals,
which has 21 prayer ideas
on how to pray 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.
19. Lord, in this fast-paced world of instant gratification, plant in my son the perseverance he needs to succeed. Cause him to be still and wait patiently before You. Help him to rest in Your power. Establish the work of his hands.
(Ps.37:7; Heb.12:1-3; Ps.90:17)
20. Turn my son's focus away from himself and onto You. May he allow Your power to flow through him to others. Teach him to love others as himself.
(Phil. 2:4; 2Cor.4:7; Mt.22:39)
21. Cause my son to love You with all his heart, soul, and mind. May he live all his days in love with and rejoicing in You.
(Mt.22:37; Ps.27:4; Phil.4:4)
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