“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7).
Our Father, we pray that our prodigals will not have a spirit of fear except for a healthy fear of You. We ask that they will be in awe of You, respect You, reverence You, hold You in esteem, not blaspheme You, or speak against You.
We pray against any weapon of fear Satan is using against our prodigals. You have not given them a spirit of fear—fear of the unknown, fear of a new kind of life, fear of not succeeding in being delivered and free, fear of being ostracized by their current friends, fear of not making new friends, or any other fear that may be keeping them away from totally surrendering to You.
We ask that You give our prodigals a knowledge and understanding of Your power. You alone have the power to deliver them from bondage, addiction, captivity, and sin. Help them to understand that Your power is so much greater than anything holding them back from You, so much greater than anything Satan has. You alone are Most High God. You alone are sovereign. You alone are God Of Power And Might.
We ask that our prodigals remember Your great love, feel so very loved by You, where they are right now. Help them to remember Your sacrifice, Jesus, that was given from Your great love. If they believe the lie that You don’t love them, show them the truth of Your love for them and that You are waiting with open arms to receive them.
We ask that our prodigals will have a sound mind. Satan wants to steal, kill, and destroy them, and that process begins in their minds, but his weapons cannot succeed when You move in. Move in, Lord, and remove confusion and unbelief. Move in and make new inroads for pleasure in righteousness that replace the inroads for receiving pleasure from sin. Move in and heal the damage done by drugs and alcohol. Move in, Lord, and give them sound minds.
Father, we are counting on You to do what only You can do in reaching our prodigals where they are and rescuing them, delivering them, setting them free, saving them, healing them, and empowering them for life with You.
In Jesus’ name we pray.