Day 27: Pray for intervention.
Are you afraid to intervene? It’s imperative that we pray for someone to intervene in our prodigal child’s life. Ask God for the right person to come along, who will reach out, connect, and hopefully lead them back to Himself.
2 Corinthians 5:20
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Day 28: Pray for lasting change.
Have you been let down again? For some parents, their prodigal child returns, only to be drawn back into a life of rebellion. This is heartbreaking for parents who have been given a glimmer of hope. Pray that God will bring lasting change, by transforming your prodigal child into His likeness.
Psalm 51:10, Ezekiel 36:26, Romans 12:2
Day 29: Pray for repentance.
Have you forgotten to pray for repentance? The Bible says that God’s kindness leads us to repentance. Pray for your prodigal to recognize God’s undeserved kindness in such a way that they are brought to repentance and salvation. There is no better prayer we can pray, than for our children to repent and be saved!
Acts 3:19, Romans 2:4
Day 30: Pray for salvation.
Do you remember what matters most? Although we cannot personally save our children, we can pray that their hearts will be opened to receive Jesus Christ as Savior. We can pray for victory over sin and death in the lives of our prodigals. After all, salvation is the number one desire we have for our wayward sons and daughters.
Romans 10:9-10, Hebrews 7:25
Jennifer Waddle considers herself a Kansas girl, married to a Colorado hunk, with a heart to encourage women everywhere. She is the author of several books, including Prayer WORRIER: Turning Every Worry into Powerful Prayer, and is a regular contributor for LifeWay, Crosswalk, Abide, and Christians Care International. Jennifer’s online ministry is EncouragementMama.com where you can find her books and sign up for her weekly post, Discouragement Doesn’t Win. She resides with her family near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains—her favorite place on earth.