Tuesday, September 10, 2013
About the book:
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!
As a parent who has children not living for God, this book was very encouraging. It is written in devotional style and there are scriptures throughout.
He takes scripture and words it into a prayer that you can pray for your child(ren) it is wonderful.
A Prayer from Proverbs:
Today, focus on your desire to see your child live a godly life.
Lord, please grant _______________. The good sense to choose friends carefully. The wisdom to act prudently. Godly fear. A wholesome tongue. Slowness to anger. Diligence and industriousness. Honesty. Direction in his/her steps. Wariness of alcohol. Purity of heart. A tender conscience. Wise counsel from others. An excellent life partner.
This is just one of the prayers from the book, and there are many more like it.
My focus for our children was changed as I read this book. I can't recommend it enough!
Posted by Andie at 11:54 AM