Prayer Changes Lives

Prayer Changes Lives

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

ACTS Prayer Model

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

Bible Scriptures were retrieved October 11, 2021, from #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.

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24 thoughts on “Prayer Changes Lives”

    1. Yes, Susan, prayer does change us! And through our prayers, it makes a way for His love to change others. He is so faithful!

  1. Keep on praying when you ain’t certain it won’t do no good.
    Keep on praying like Ol’ Paint moseying on home through the woods
    ’cause horses is real smart, you see, and however far they roam
    their big hearts will always be focused on their home sweet home,
    so go an’ give Ol’Paint his head, and do the same thing when you pray;
    Jim said faith without work’s dead, but that doesn’t always play
    for when faith will just up and leave, like Ol’Paint, you must believe.

    1. Yes, faith is in a Person and not based on what we see, hear, or feel. Whether we ‘see’ Him or not, He is always close. I’m thankful that even in these times of pain you are enduring, His sweet Presence is near you.

    1. Yes, it is a wonderful testimony of the power of God utilized through prayer. It’s actually about an extended family member, not an immediate family member, but the transformation was life-changing for him and his family.

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