When youre the parent of a prodigal, you know you can never pray enough. But how do you persevere when youre 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 writers 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.
Dr. James Banks is the author of Prayers for Prodigals, Prayers for Your Children, Praying the Prayers of the Bible, Praying Together, and Praying with Jesus. He regularly encourages people to pray through books, blog posts, and magazine articles. Dr. Banks has been a pastor and church planter for more than twenty-five years and lives with his wife, Cari, in Durham, North Carolina. They have two adult children.
"My mother, Ruth Bell Graham, would have loved this book Prayers for Prodigals. Why? Because she loved prodigals: I know - I was one. James Banks certainly captures the hearts of many mothers and fathers who agonize over wayward children. Even for children who don't walk the prodigal path, all children, teenagers, and adult children need prayer. This book puts such prayer into proper perspective - James has shared from the depth of experience the secret of parental prayers for children and reveals the truth for effective prayer - God's Word. He looks inward first to his own shortfall so that God can then lead him to touch the heart of a loving heavenly Father as he seeks the mind of Christ. I believe if every parent would peruse these pages they would find guidance and comfort in trusting the Lord with their dearest possessions."
Franklin Graham, President & CEO, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse.