“snatched from the fire”


Reading this prayer from Prayers for Prodigals, my mind went back to the last hunting trip my guys went on together.  Little did we know that a battle was beginning to rage . . . the battle between light and dark.

He’s been playing with fire, Lord, and he doesn’t even know it.
He thinks he’s having a ‘good time’ doing whatever he wants to do.
He doesn’t realize that “there is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.”
Father, the thought of my son being anywhere near the vicinity of “the fire of hell” is almost too painful for me to bear.
But because I am shielded by your power, I will face that fear and go after him with this prayer.
I ask that you will use me in any way you want to save my son.  Whatever it takes, Lord!
God, help us to snatch him “from the fire.”
I can’t do it on my own.  But “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength!”
Thank you that I am not alone in this.  I am depending on your strength.
We’re going after him together, because You are “with me like a mighty warrior.”
The foes we face may be many.
But I remember what your people prayed in a past battle:  “We do know not know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.”
I look to you for my son’s redemption and restoration, and for You to overcome every foe.
Rebuke the enemy, Lord.
Your word says that the children of believers “are holy.”
I know that my son must {return} to You on his own, but I also know that the enemy steps onto holy ground to pursue my son and takes aim at someone whom both of us love.
Lord Jesus, when Peter confessed, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” you replied that the “gates of Hell will not overcome” that confession.
I confess You as Lord as well.
Break down these gates, Lord!  Pull my son from the fire while there is still time!
I pray that my son will repent of his sins and confess you as his Lord and Savior today.
May today be the time of Your Favor.
May today be “the day of  salvation and {restoration}.

Come home. We wait with open arms.

When we pray for our prodigals, we carry them on stretchers of faith to Jesus.  We do the heavy lifting, but they receive the benefit.  They may be entirely passive or even actually resisting us, but Jesus sees our faith as we bring them to Him. (Prayers for Prodigals – james banks)

About beegee10

I am a follower of Jesus on the journey of discovering His real, lasting joy through God's grace and thanksgiving. Several years ago, I married my best friend, whom I met in kindergarten many years ago. Life choices took each of us on separate paths, but Divine Appointment brought our paths back together. It's exciting to share this journey with my sweet man - a man who loves God more than he loves me! What a gift!! As a young woman I prayed for God to send a godly man like my daddy to pursue me. I just wasn't listening and abiding when I should have been. Good news in HIS time and in HIS grace, HE did! Not only does my sweet man love me, but he loves my three grown kids as if they were his own. He shares their joys and he hurts when they hurt. I love to hear him pray for each of them daily as we begin and end our days. View all posts by beegee10

2 responses to ““snatched from the fire”

  • Mary Gemmill

    a hundred times, THANK YOU. I am going to keep a copy of this prayer handy as I have become feeble in my prayers for my son as it’s been over 20 years since he turned his back on God. When I pray it I shall pray for you son, also. My son is Simon. May God give us strength to be diligent prayer warriors for our beloved sons.

  • beegee10

    Thank you for your encouragement. God bless you as you seek to be diligent in your prayers for Simon. My heart breaks for yours.
    I pray for added strength to be given to you as you pray and wait. May God be glorified through the lives of our prodigals and through our faithfulness.
    Thank you again for your prayers!

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