This has been…shall we say, a pretty tough year. But even through the virus, the violence, the corruption, and the chaos, God is at work in the lives of many prodigals using even the difficult circumstances of this year to get their attention. The Holy Spirit is constantly at work in every situation, drawing the lost and the broken and inviting them back into the loving arms of God the Father.
Today’s prodigal prayer comes from a mother of a prodigal who has been praying for her daughter for many years. Carolyn Morgan is an active member of Francine Perry’s Bible study group and is the leader of their prodigal prayer ministry.
(For more about Francine’s story, click HERE)
The 2020 Prayer for the Prodigal
It has been a year of grief over our children, our nation, and the world. A year in which we have clung to God and His sovereignty over the affairs of men. A year in which a virus and violence have changed our nation. More now than ever, we cling to you, oh Lord.
It was our desire that our children would be like the sons of Issachar; that they would understand the times and know what to do and how to live. I pray for a revival in their hearts by the power of your living Word that their eyes would be opened to the deceptions of our days and the wickedness in our nation. May the truth of your Word be written on their hearts and minds and transform their understanding of our nation and world.
I pray that you would take the blinders off their eyes that they may have eyes to see clearly and so they may be able to judge rightly. May their ears be opened to hear the truth and may their hearts be softened to receive it. May they be lights in their darkened generation.
I ask that you would search them and know their hearts; know their anxious thoughts; see if there is any hurtful sinful way in them and lead them in the everlasting way.
This is my prayer and may it be theirs also. (From Ps. 119:25-34, 49 & 50)
My soul weeps because of grief and cleaves to the dust. Strengthen me according to your Word. I have confessed my sin and you have answered me with forgiveness and your gracious lovingkindness. Now teach me your statutes and make me understand your precepts. Remove every false way from me and graciously grant me the ability to walk in your ways. I cling to you and your testimonies; O Lord, do not put me to shame! Enlarge my heart that I may observe your law and keep it with my whole heart. Remember your Word to your servant in which you have made me hope. This is my comfort in my affliction, that your Word has revived me.