Prayers for Prodigals

Author: James Banks
Publisher: Discovery House
ISBN: 9781572935396
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Genre: Religion

When you’re the parent of a prodigal, you know you can never pray enough. But how do you persevere when you’re tired and discouraged? Prayers for Prodigals offers encouragement for parents to “come boldly before the throne of grace” and intercede daily for their children through a series of inspirational prayers. The book also includes fourteen brief meditations, which are drawn from Scripture and the writer’s and others’ personal experiences with prodigal children, such as Ruth and Billy Graham and Monica, the mother of Augustine. This unique book inspires parents in a sustained, daily prayer effort for their prodigal children.

Prayers for Prodigals

Author: James Banks
Publisher: Discovery House Pub
ISBN: 1572934522
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Religion

This unique book inspires parents to maintain a sustained, daily prayer effort for their prodigal children, especially when they feel tired and discouraged.

Prayers for Your Children

Author: James Banks
Publisher: Discovery House
ISBN: 9781627073042
Release Date: 2015-02-20
Genre: Religion

Many parents have witnessed the power of faithful prayer over their child’s life, praying for health and healing from heartbreaks and for spiritual awakening and future direction. Inside Prayers for Your Children, pastor and author James Banks offers ninety accessible, Scripture-packed prayers you can pray for your kids during every season of their lives. Filled with heartfelt wisdom and truth, these ready-to-use prayers cover specific needs, including knowing Christ as Savior, loving the Lord and others, experiencing God’s protection, and walking in purity. Witness the power of prayer as you glean through the pages of this book and talk with God on behalf of your child.

Prayers and Promises for Worried Parents

Author: Robert J. Morgan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476740683
Release Date: 2013-09-10
Genre: Family & Relationships

Are you waiting for God to work his plan in your child’s life? This inspirational collection of powerful stories and prayers offers comforting advice to concerned moms and dads. HOPE FOR YOUR PRODIGAL . HELP FOR YOU Worrying about our loved ones is the worst kind of worry in the world, espe­cially when it’s our children for whom we’re concerned. From the moment they’re born, our youngsters have an unrivaled place in our hearts, and we feel an unending burden for their welfare. We do our best to provide for them and to protect them. But sometimes, like the prodigal’s father in Luke 15, all we can do is entrust them to the Lord, love them, and give them time to find their way. Nothing is more difficult. Prayers and Promises for Worried Parents offers hope for your prodigal and help for you. In more than a hundred brief readings, Robert J. Morgan offers doses of hope—encouragements from Scripture, effective prayers, true-life stories, promises from God’s Word, timely quotes, and helpful hints for coping with yourself and your child in difficult times. God specializes in being gracious, and prodigals have a way of coming home. Don’t despair over your wayward ones. The Lord hasn’t given up on them. Nor on you!

Praying Your Prodigal Home

Author: Richard A. Burr
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9781600669989
Release Date: 2008-04-18
Genre: Religion

Praying Your Prodigal Home - A moving testimony to God's power and faithfulness. Franklin Graham writes, "Praying Your Prodigal Home is a book of hope and encouragement." This gripping book gives you sound biblical principles on how to pray effectively for your lost friend or loved one. It includes focused prayers that can be used as models in praying for unbelievers. Richard has been a prodigal and "has experienced the pain of loving and pursuing a prodigal." In this book, Burr reveals how the God of all mercies listens to the cries of hurting parents and intercessors. Unleash God s power to set your loved ones free!

Engaging Today s Prodigal

Author: Carol Barnier
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9780802481474
Release Date: 2012-03-21
Genre: Religion

Many families today experience the profound guilt and shame filled pain of seeing a child walk away from their faith and values. Churches and parents feel powerless to change the relationship and engage the prodigal in positive ways. Carol Barnier has the insight to help. She left the faith of her pastor father, became an active atheist, debated Christians, and explored a variety of worldviews before she found the truth in a relationship with Jesus. But far more than her personal story, Engaging Today's Prodigal equips readers with a better understanding of a prodigal's motivation, useful responses that won't prevent reconciliation, clear boundaries to protect themselves and other children, actions to take when you know you have contributed to the problem, and the value of realistic expectations. With effective wit and humor, Carol provides material relevant for churches, parents and even the prodigals themselves. Can your family or church interact with a prodigal in ways that build a relationship bridge that can provide a way back home when they are ready? Let Engaging Today's Prodigal equip you with clear, specific actions that can overcome the shame, hurt, and loss to bring real hope for the future.

Prayer Warrior Mom

Author: Marla Alupoaicei
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781400204366
Release Date: 2013-04-01
Genre: Religion

Moms, are you struggling with patience? Worrying about your children’s spiritual development? Concerned about their social or behavioral issues? Wondering how to get it all done when there’s just never enough time? Author Marla Alupoaicei knows that today’s Christian moms want to be the parents God intended. They desire to pray boldly and stand in the gap for their kids. But many mothers haven’t been equipped with the prayer skills, scriptural knowledge, and practical strategies to fight the spiritual battle for themselves and their children. Marla is no stranger to these trials. She has felt the simmering frustration and discontentment that come from the constant tension of trying to do it all for her family. But as Marla began to turn everything over to God in prayer, He granted her an attitude of gratitude, the antidote to despair. “When you and I choose to praise the Lord, He will be fully present in our hearts, in our homes, and with our children,” she says. In Prayer Warrior Mom, Marla invites you to walk with her through fifteen life-transforming principles that will empower you to effectively intercede for your children. Learn to cultivate your own attitude of gratitude, pray Scripture, be persistent, pray with power and authority, be your children’s #1 advocate, hear God’s voice above the noise of daily life, and much more! “The only real power we have on this earth is the power of prayer. Our potent prayers for our kids connect them with the reality of God and His will for their lives,” Marla says. Mom, this is your year. Your year of spiritual breakthrough. Your year to see your children start loving God and living for Him. What are you waiting for? Become a Prayer Warrior Mom today!

Loving a Prodigal

Author: H. Norman Wright
Publisher: Victor Books
ISBN: 1564767434
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Family & Relationships

It often begins with a phone call. It may be from a police officer, teacher, pastor, friend, or even from your son or daughter Whoever it is, they are telling you something you never wanted to hear, something that causes you to go weak with shock, disbelief, and dismay. Mom, Dad, I'm gay. I'm pregnant. I'm living with my girlfriend. Your son has been arrested for selling drugs. I'm moving out, I can't stand you or your religion anymore. Such words shake the very foundations of a home and family. Everything you've worked for, prayed for, and sacrificed for has just crumbled. Where do you go from here? Loving a Prodigal is not a how-to quick fix for parents of prodigals; rather it reads more like a wise companion coming alongside to bear the pain, understand the struggle, and to offer insights gleaned from the kiln of experience. Norman Wright, a Gold Medallion winner, is the author of over sixty books. He is a marriage and family counselor and former professor at the Talbot School Of Theology and Biola University. He and his wife, Joyce, have been married for over forty years and live in Long Beach, California.

Praying Prodigals Home

Author: Quin Sherrer
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
ISBN: 0830725636
Release Date: 2000-10-04
Genre: Religion

The enemy has used the temptations of this world to lure so many of our young people away from the values and teaching of their Christian upbringing. Best-selling authors Quin Sherrer and Ruthanne Garlock have both endured the pain of waiting for the return of prodigal children. Yet even as they gave each situation into the hands of the Lord, they did not wait passively, succumbing to fear and despair. Instead they battled for their children in prayer, waiting expectantly for Almighty God to intervene. And He did! Now they tell the parents of prodigals how to pray their prodigals home, and how the experience can draw parents into the arms of their heavenly Father and strengthen their bonds of love.

Parenting Prodigals

Author: Phil Waldrep
Publisher: Pick Up Books
ISBN: 1888237368
Release Date: 2001-09-25
Genre: Family & Relationships

In "Parenting Prodigals, " the authors examine six principles to bring sons, daughters, and grandchildren back to God. These principles include learning to live guilt free, loving the children unconditionally, and praying specifically.

Praying for Our Adult Sons and Daughters

Author: John & Therese Boucher
Publisher: The Word Among Us Press
ISBN: 9781593254407
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Religion

No one ever stops being a mom or a dad. So when our children become adults, we still worry about them—and want to care for them. One way we can still care for them is to lift them up in prayer. When we do so, God's love for them—and for us—is unleashed. We are able to replace our concern with a love that comes from the heart of God. Our Father moves mountains of worry and discouragement, leaving new refreshment and delight in its place. This book is designed for parents who want to pray for their adult sons and daughters with the kind of power that makes a real difference in matters of the heart. • Gives parents hope, encouragement, and a renewed commitment to pray and to relate lovingly to their adult sons and daughters. • Addresses the desire to be a better parent and shows how parents can best pray for specific needs. • Each chapter ends with a series of questions for reflection and introduces a "prayer skill" that will enable parents to persist in prayer and try new ways of praying for their adult sons and daughters.

Reaching Your Prodigal

Author: Phil Waldrep
Publisher: Worthy Publishing
ISBN: 9781617957772
Release Date: 2016-02-23
Genre: Religion

Prodigals come in many forms. We often think of the defiant ones as prodigals, but there are other types that break our hearts: embarrassing, intellectual, lukewarm, and religious prodigals. The word prodigal means “wasted.” Like the younger son in Jesus’ parable, many of our loved ones are wasting their lives. Learn how to love them no matter what form of “wasted” they choose.

Praying for Your Prodigal

Author: Kyle Idleman
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9781434707963
Release Date: 2014-08-01
Genre: Religion

A book for parents and family members of those who are far from God, Praying for Your Prodigal draws on insights from AHA to help readers pray—and hope—for their prodigal. In this hope-filled, honest book Kyle Idleman offers stories about prodigals specifically for parents and grandparents of prodigals, as well as a series of prayers for readers to work through as they offer their prodigals to God.

Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children

Author: Jodie Berndt
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310348078
Release Date: 2017-12-05
Genre: Religion

As parents of adult children, we often wonder: Will my children make good choices when they’re on their own? How can I let them go when I’ve held them for so long? Parent and author Jodie Berndt understands what it’s like to release children into the world and still care deeply about them and everything they will face in life from relationships to career decisions and everything in between. In Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children, Jodie continues her Praying the Scriptures series with biblical prayers for your adult children, whether they are just leaving the nest, flying well on their own, or struggling to take off at all. Each section focuses on a different aspect of adulthood, with encouraging stories from experienced parents who are praying their children through rocky marriages, health concerns, financial challenges and other real-life issues. At the end of each chapter, you’ll find personalized prayers for your children taken straight from Scripture. Each chapter also includes verses for you to pray for yourself as you take the challenging step of trusting God to care for your children in ways that you can’t. With grace and wisdom, Jodie addresses cultural trends such as couples living together before marriage and young adults leaving the church, as well as the painful realities of loneliness, addiction, and mental health issues. With hope-filled words for the parents of the prodigal, she is particularly sensitive to the long-term prayers we offer, even as we doubt ourselves and grieve over our children’s choices. Whatever you are praying for, you will find confidence and peace in these powerful prayers for your kids. Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children guides you to the bedrock of God’s promises as you release your children to God’s shepherding care.

Praying for Your Prodigal Daughter

Author: Janet Thompson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416565086
Release Date: 2008-01-29
Genre: Religion

Offering hope, help, and encouragement to hurting parents of prodigal daughters, author Janet Thompson shares out of her own experience as a prodigal daughter and as the mother of a prodigal daughter. And the key to the help she offers is prayer. While you, as a hurting mom or dad, may know that you need to pray for your daughter, this walk-along-beside-you book will take you gently by the hand and show you how. In it you will find candid stories of other parents of prodigals -- and even the stories of prodigals themselves. Don't wait until you have a prodigal situation. Any parent will benefit from this book's incredible insights, prayers, and stories. Praying for Your Prodigal Daughter is about hope, help, and support from others who have walked a similar road. Chapter Topics Include • Setting Boundaries • Surviving in Marriage • Resolving Conflict • Making it All About Her • What Did We Do to Cause This?