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a bruised reed He will not break, and a smoldering wick He will not snuff out
Isaiah 42:3

{he} had more faith once, Father.  Remember?
It was beautiful to see: the simple, heartfelt faith of a child.
{he} loved You, and the little candle of his faith burned brightly for all to see.
but then the winds came.
even though I tried to shield the flame of his faith from the world’s incessant blowing, my hands could only do so much.
that’s why I’m placing him in your hands again today, Lord Jesus.
I can’t imagine anything more fragile than a ‘smoldering wick.’

I thank You that you will not ‘snuff out this candle,’ which is my {son’s} faith.
protect and nurture it, Father, so that it will glow brightly once again.
I ask for You to surround him and shield his faith from the world.
rebuke the world’s wind and storms the way You did long ago: ‘Quiet! Be still!’
then {he} will look on You with awe, just like the disciples did.
I pray that You will protect his fragile faith in every way so that he can {once again} stand against the devil’s schemes.
Father, I pray that You will send someone he can trust to tell him ‘the good news about Jesus’ again.
I ask that his heart will be open, and that through your loving Spirit, he will receive the good news ‘with deep conviction.’
I pray that faith will permeate his life in a fresh and bold new way, and that he will once {again} live it out consistently.
help him to see that ‘the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.’
I pray he ‘may have power, together with all the saints to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is’ your love that he may be ‘filled to the measure’ of all your fullness.
then let him ‘fan the flame’ every gift You’ve given him so that the candle of his faith will burn brightly once again.
let him shine so brightly that others ‘can see the Light’ and come to You!
I praise you, Lord, that in your hands even a smoldering wick can come to life again.

I pray in your name that his faith will burn brightly again. 

from Prayers  for Prodigals

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

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