Our loved ones may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons – – –
but they are helpless against our prayers. ~ J. Sidlow Baxter
from the day that each of my children were brought to life on this earth, i gave them to God. for each of them, that was, and has been, the first of many prayers on each of their behalf.
when any one of them would be out for the night, i’d always leave the porch light on so they could find their way home. and i would pray, pray for their safety, for their protection, for their choices.
when you so desperately want someone to come home, to come home to their Father, there’s only one thing you can do. Pray.
no one cares more about prodigals than Jesus. Jesus loves my prodigal son and welcomes my prayers for him. Jesus wants to restore him to the Father and welcome him home. He has called me to join in His search and rescue mission. Together, we’re going after him. Jesus loves him even more than i do. He loves him so much that He died to save him. And He longs for my prayers on the prodigals’ behalf.
(from Prayers for the Prodigal)
after all, i gave him to Jesus on the day he was born. how can i do anything less than pray for him?
even though he believes he has found himself, his way is dark and he is far from Home. my sweet man and i don’t have a “real front porch light” right now, so we leave the porch light on, burning in our hearts. and God hasn’t just left the front porch light on for our Prodigal. He is out on the front porch, waiting, watching, and calling.
we join with him!
Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. –Mark 11:24 NKJV