Prayers for Prodigals: 90 Days of Prayer for Your Child
October 17, 2014
I originally purchased this book for myself, but it was such a blessing to me that I bought one for a friend. I highly recommend this book to any parent who has a prodigal child. Gets right to the heart of what a parent wants for their child - salvation and a right relationship with their Savior and Creator! Buy it! You will be blessed.
I am not quite half way through the book, but it has been a real blessing to me. The prayers are full of scriptures, and the book also includes testimonies and the author's personal experiences that help the reader understand, you're not the only one going the excruciating pain of having a prodigal. It's very encouraging, and I think when I finish it I will pray through it again, over and over, until those prodigals come home to Father God!
As a parent of a prodigal, I found myself in a dark, frightening place. I turned to Prayers for Prodigals, to help me get through many tearful days. My focus had been on the terrible things that were happening, and the heartache of slowly losing a precious daughter. Gratefully, I discovered that focusing my thoughts on prayer and Scripture helped to take the focus off my heart-crushing pain and onto the hope that one day things would change. I bought Prayers for Prodigals about 6 years ago and just pulled it off the shelf again recently. As I looked through the pages I was reminded of the painful journey our family took. Not only did Prayers for Prodigals help, but it caused me to look for other resources. After a diligent search, I finally discovered christianhelphotline.com I found I could talk to a personal crisis manager who had first-hand experience as a parent of a prodigal and who was now working to help others. I was delighted to discover that God had prepared others to help. As a woman, I found praying the prayers offered in this book and talking to someone who understood my heart, were wonderful blessings. Gratefully, I can say "thank you" today. Our daughter is now back in our life again! But what I also learned, was that I could say "thank you" even if that were not the case. God can bring beauty from our ashes. How great is that!
James Banks really did a good job putting this book together. I love the daily prayers, they are written as though they came from my own heart. This book is a great encouragement to any parent or person with a loved one that they are praying for. I like that the book gives Scriptural references through out.