Prayer for the prodigal
Lord we approach your throne of grace and mercy to intercede for the prodigal sons and daughters. You said in your Word that children are our hearitage. Some have wandered far from the Good Shepherd's loving care. We stand in the gap for them and ask for your divine protection over them. We plead the blood of Jesus as a shield of protection around them. Your word says we shall overcome by the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony. The enemy of our souls has blinded the eyes of many children Lord. We pray that your light will shine upon them. Many look to satisfy their lusts in worldly pleasure. However you said in your presence is fullness of joy and at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Help them to be baptized in the river of your love. Let them experience the love and the joy that are only found in you. In the words of the psalmist: Unto Thee O Lord do we lift up our souls. Let not the enemy triumph over us. Let them consider in their hearts like the prodigal did in the parable: In my Father's house even the servants live better then I do. Cause them to turn around and return to the Father's house. We know that your love knows no bounds. Reach out in your mercy and grace and pull them out of the rough seas in whih they seem to be drowning. Let there be a turn around in their lives. For once again in the words of the psalmist: The Lord is good and His mercy endures forever. We rely on your mercy and grace to bring back the prodigals into the Father's house. In the name of Jesus we ask this. Amen.