I have a growing Wandering Sons and Daughters list that I pray for regularly.
I pray that they (and all people) will know ‘fear of God’ in order to detect and hate their sin. Psalm 36:1-2 NIV (John 3:36 is true for every person.)
My request: Abba, help them come to their senses and return home to You, the perfect Father, and know that You wait with open arms. Luke 15:17-20
A verse I pray: ‘I will give them a heart to know Me, for I am the Lord; and they will be My people, and I will be their God, for they will return to Me with their whole heart.’ Jer. 24:7
I give praise and thanks to God who is El Qanna – the Jealous One. He laid down His life to win our all-consuming love and will zealously love us (read discipline) to exclude any and all others. Ex. 34:14; 1 John 4:10; Heb. 12:6
I confess/acknowledge Him to be the Faithful One who convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment (John 16:8) and often ask help to avoid getting in His way.
I pray for His help and wisdom as parents to graciously speak truth in love according to the need of the moment and to eagerly wait with ‘a ring and a robe and family celebration’.
Meet you at the Throne.