Today, June 2nd, is the annual Worldwide Day of Prayer for Prodigals. Do you have a son or daughter who has strayed from God? Are they in a place that is far from you physically, mentally or spiritually? Are they running away from the very things that can bring them healing? Are they trapped in addictions, lifestyles, illnesses and disorders that have pulled themselves away from you and God?
Thousands of parents across the world are praying, hoping, longing to have their children come back. In God’s Word, Jesus shares a parable of a lost son in Luke 15:11-32. I believe this parable was shared because Jesus knew many of us parents would struggle with worry and despair over our own lost children. This parable gives such hope and encouragement.
No matter what situation your sons or daughters are in, God is the God of hope, restoration, and healing. He can move in ways that we cannot see, shine light in the darkness and set the captive (our children) free. In order for those to happen is to pray. Pray! Pray! and Pray! Even when you feel all is lost and little hope….PRAY! Continue reading