April 14

Isaiah 43:2

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.

There are things our prodigals may be involved in that we never know about, but our minds imagine them! During those times, it’s comforting to know God has a good grip on them. It doesn’t mean they won’t come close to drowning or get singed a little but those bad choices won’t destroy them as long as God’s hand is securely on them. Placing my trust in Him allows me to sleep at night in peace.

Be at peace as you pray this over your prodigal today…

Isaiah 43:2

When _____ passes through the waters, I will be with him/her; and when _____ passes through the rivers, they will not sweep over him/her. When _____ walks through the fire, he/she will not be burned; the flames will not set him/her ablaze.

April 14

Isaiah 43:2

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.

There are things our prodigals may be involved in that we never know about, but our minds imagine them! During those times, it’s comforting to know God has a good grip on them. It doesn’t mean they won’t come close to drowning or get singed a little but those bad choices won’t destroy them as long as God’s hand is securely on them. Placing my trust in Him allows me to sleep at night in peace.

Be at peace as you pray this over your prodigal today…

Isaiah 43:2

When _____ passes through the waters, I will be with him/her; and when _____ passes through the rivers, they will not sweep over him/her. When _____ walks through the fire, he/she will not be burned; the flames will not set him/her ablaze.

April 14

John 3:16-17 (NLT)

For God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent His son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through Him.

On this Good Friday I hope your thoughts will be toward the cross….a place of forgiveness and hope. What a sacrifice was given that day for you and your prodigal! Because of God’s great love for us, if we believe, we are no longer condemned.

I pray the prodigal’s heart is awakened to the gift given them at the cross.

John 3:16-17 (NLT)

For God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that ______, who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent His son into the world not to judge ______, but to save _______ through Him.

April 14

Psalm 40:1-3

I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.

I love the picture this passage evokes in my mind. No matter how muddy and yucky a prodigal becomes, there is still, underneath it all, a person of worth that is valuable to the Kingdom. The “waiting patiently” part is hard for a prodigal, but that time of waiting on Him teaches them so much.

The fact that God will set our prodigal’s feet on a firm, solid, level place is so comforting. I love that about God, He will do this thing right if I will have patience too.

The best part of this verse to me is, when people see what God has done in my prodigal’s life it will affect them. This new “hymn of praise” will draw them to put their trust in God. People will see the song in them!

May this encourage you to keep on praying and trusting as you patiently wait…

Psalm 40:1-3

______ waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to him/her and heard his/her cry. He lifted ______ out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set his/her feet on a rock and gave ______ a firm place to stand. He put a new song in ______’s mouth, a hymn of praise to his/her God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.