Does Psalm 6:6 describe you? It says, “I am weary with my groaning; All night I make my bed swim; I drench my couch with my tears” (NKJV). Weariness and/or attacked faith not only challenges our faith but can sometimes cause us to wonder what we could even pray. In those times, we should praise. … Continue reading When You Don’t Know What to Pray (Part Two): Praise
When You Don’t Know What to Pray (Part One): The Lord’s Prayer
Let’s face it. Sometimes when we hit our knees, we draw a blank. Our prodigals need so much from the Lord, but we may feel we’ve prayed it all with every possible word combination in every possible physical position, with or without tears, and with or without fasting. We’ve prayed from the Word, from other … Continue reading When You Don’t Know What to Pray (Part One): The Lord’s Prayer
Why Does God Wait?
Waiting. I don’t like it. As a child, waiting for Christmas was almost torture. Waiting for other fun was hard: summer camp or birthdays. As an adult, waiting for bad things to end or good things to begin is hard, and even if the tickets are bought, the bags are packed, the invitations sent, or … Continue reading Why Does God Wait?
Godly and Ungodly Influences
As people who love a prodigal so much that we spend much time praying for their salvation, our human hearts sometimes can cause us to pray things that may or may not be in God’s perfect will for them. One thing we often see in their lives is ungodly influence, and we want those influences … Continue reading Godly and Ungodly Influences
Good Outcomes of This Difficult Journey
This journey of loving a prodigal is full of some really bad things: Dread. Pain. Heartbreak. Fear. Faith-hits. Surprise. We also: See things we never wanted to see. Learn about things we didn’t want to learn about. Know things we otherwise would never have known existed. Hear things we never wanted to hear. Recognize the … Continue reading Good Outcomes of This Difficult Journey