We live by faith, not by sight.
2 Corinthians 5:7
This bumper sticker was on my July son’s guitar case for many years. While helping clean out the garage up at my folks’ place, we came across his guitar case and Sweet Man thought it would be a great idea to put the sticker up on the wall. So for anyone who walks into the house this bumper sticker declares to all Who is the Foundation of the family in this home and the legacy their hearts and prayers desire for their heirs. But what makes this bumper sticker even more special, it serves as a reminder of the one who put it on the guitar case in the first place . . . the boy, the young man I now call Prodigal.
I believe, Father.
I believe that you want me to pray for my child because my prayers will make a profound difference for good in his life.
I believe that you gave him to me for a reason that has more to do with Your vision for his eternity than my wishes for him on this earth.
I believe that you want me to be wrestling in prayer for him so that through prayer, things will change for the better.
No matter what the situation looks like now or what other people may say,
no matter what conventional, earthly wisdom may forecast for his future, I will believe in You.
I will seek You above all others because You have the words of eternal life.
I will live by faith, not by sight and always hold on to hope.
Hope does not disappoint us because You have poured out Your love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom you have given us.
Like Jacob wrestling, “I will not let You go unless You bless me,”
and I praise You that You will never let me go,
You have said,“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
I will persevere for my son with prayer after prayer until he realizes how much You love him.
I want my son to love you, Lord and I believe that one day he will —
fully, freely, joyfully.
I believe, Lord, because your Word tells me that without faith it is impossible to please You,
because anyone who comes to You must believe that You exist and that You reward those who earnestly seek You.
I believe You hear the prayers of this mother as I seek You with all my heart,
and I believe You will bless my son as he turns and returns to You.
I believe that the future You have planned for him is beautiful, filled with grace and peace.
I believe because in your great Mercy You have give me new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
Because You are the hope of glory Jesus, and You are in me,
my hope will live always: today, tomorrow, and forevermore!
taken from Prayers for Prodigals