October 4

Isaiah 42:16

I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.

In a sense the enemy has blinded the prodigal. To walk in a new direction, may feel like a very unfamiliar path to them; it’s not a life they are used to. Yet, God is faithful to make sure the way is well lit and the rough spots made smooth.

Pray the prodigal senses a “smoothing” of the path before them and understands the Lord will not forsake them. His love for them will be a guide as they choose to walk in this new way.

Isaiah 42:16

I will lead ________ by ways he/she has not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide him/her; I will turn the darkness into light before ________ and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake him/her.

October 3

Romans 1:16

I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes…

I love this verse in the Amplified Bible –

“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel (good news) of Christ, for it is God’s power working unto salvation (for deliverance from eternal death) to everyone who believes with a personal trust and a confident surrender and firm reliance…”

The Gospel is powerful. Although many reject it, to those who will trust and surrender to the work Christ has done on the cross, it gives life and power.

I pray the prodigal will confidently surrender to and firmly rely on the Gospel and that they will gladly share the power Christ has had in their life.

Romans 1:16

________ is not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes…

October 2

2 Corinthians 1:22

He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

I hang my hope on the promise of this verse. Because of the Holy Spirit’s deposit in my heart I have a guarantee of salvation and an eternal home with Christ.

I pray the prodigal has this seal of ownership set on their life and they know their hope is secure as well. In all the noise of living a life away from God, may they hear the still small voice of the Spirit that was deposited within them. My prayer is that His voice is drawing them toward a new way of thinking and living.

2 Corinthians 1:22

He anointed __________ , set his seal of ownership on him/her, and put his Spirit in _______ ‘s heart as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

October 1

Psalm 143:8

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

Nothing gives us hope like knowing there is one who loves us no matter how much we have messed up.

I pray the prodigal will put their trust in the one who unconditionally loves them and will give them sure direction if they will lift up their soul to Him.

Psalm 143:8

Let the morning bring ________ word of your unfailing love, for he/she has put his/her trust in you. Show ________ the way he/she should go, for to you ________ lifts up his/her soul.

September 30

Isaiah 42:9

See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declared; before they spring into being I announce them to you.

The Bible is a book of prophecy. Each one has come or will come to pass; we can count on it! God will not declare new things for His people without our knowledge of them, we may not know the timing of them, but we can be sure they will come to pass. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if each of our prodigals sense a “new thing” occurring in their life; something they’ve heard God speak into them specifically?

I am claiming a “new thing” for my prodigal today. I don’t know what or when but I am believing God for something that is a new direction for them. I pray that the Lord will speak into them new life, new courage, a new vision and may a new love for Christ be the result.

Isaiah 42:9

See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declared; before they spring into being I announce them to _________.

September 29

2 Corinthians 2:14

But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him. For, we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.

God will always lead us triumphantly. If we feel we are being led otherwise, it’s not God. Even in uncertain times, our hearts can live and move in triumph because we know who’s we are. We are also to be the fragrance of Christ to the world. I have to ask myself… do others I encounter smell a sweet aroma or a stench? I pray my response to all, even those who hate me, would leave behind the sweet aroma of Christ!

I pray the prodigal will soon (if not already) find themselves on a triumphant procession and as they move along, be leaving behind them the fragrance of knowing Him. May they be to God a sweet aroma of Christ.

2 Corinthians 2:14

But thanks be to God, who always leads ________ in triumphal procession in Christ and through him/her spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him. For, ________ is to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.

September 28

Nehemiah 9:32a NLT

And now, our God, the great and mighty and awesome God, who keeps His covenant of unfailing love, do not let all the hardships we have suffered seem insignificant to You.

Our great and awesome Creator God bends down to personalize His relationship with mankind, keeping His covenant of love. Be assured He does see us, He is for us and we are not insignificant to Him.

I pray the prodigal will recognize the greatness of God yet know He is intimately concerned about them. What they are going through is not insignificant to Him. His covenant of love still extends to them even though they have chosen to disregard Him.

Nehemiah 9:32a NLT

And now, ________’s God, the great and mighty and awesome God, who keeps His covenant of unfailing love, do not let all the hardships he/she has suffered seem insignificant to You.