Prayer can change destinies. He was out-of-control – drinking, disappearing for days. We were desperate. We chose to pray for him to come to his senses like the prodigal son in Luke 15, we needed an awakening.
Are you desperate for a loved one to turn from darkness to light, and from destruction to life?
For this reason also, since the day we heard of it,
we have not ceased to pray for you
and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will
in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,
so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord,
to please Him in all respects,
bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
strengthened with all power,
according to His glorious might,
for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience;
joyously giving thanks to the Father,
who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light.1
And yes, our prodigal returned to his home. As he healed, he began making healthy choices. He is now a husband, father, coach, and business owner. Prayer does change destinies.
Lauren Daigle sings this prayer for all desperate for the breath of God on dry bones.
Let us not lose heart for prayer can change the destiny of many lives. Keep praying!
Praying for the Nations https://strengthwithdignity.com/praying-for-the-nations/
ACTS Prayer Model https://strengthwithdignity.com/teaching-someone-how-to-pray-acts/
Equip for Prayer https://strengthwithdignity.com/equip-for-prayer/
1 Colossians 1:9-12 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright 1960, 1971, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation.
YouTube: Come Alive (Dry Bones) (Lyric Video) – Lauren Daigle. Published March 21, 2015. Retrieved November 5, 2021, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P4YdXz3LAI
Bible Scriptures were retrieved October 11, 2021, from https://www.biblegateway.com #bgbg2 #BibleGateway
Every Friday, I join an online Christian writing community, Five Minute Friday. We are given a one word prompt and write – unscripted, unedited, pure free-write – for 5 minutes. The prompt this week is prayer.