November 16

Philippians 3:13b-14

Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

It’s easy to live in a prison of the past; past mistakes and guilt. But God calls us to live forward thinking, future hoping. The prize I should desire most is Christ, and being in heaven with Him for eternity; there is no greater prize. Pressing forward with a heaven mindset and taking others along with me is what my life should be about.

As I pray for the prodigal today, I’m reminded of the race they’re running, how keeping eyes forward, not looking back will be a hard thing for them, but I am confident they can do it. I pray they will press on toward the goal of heaven and Christ.

Philippians 3:13b-14

Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, ________ presses on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called him//her heavenward in Christ Jesus.

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November 15

Isaiah 26:3

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You.

steadfast – resolutely firm and unwavering

If we are unwavering in our faith in Christ and can keep our mind firm in the fact that God loves us and is for us, our hearts will be at peace.

My prayer for the prodigal today is that they find themselves at peace because they have a steadfast mind regarding the Father and His activity in their life.

Isaiah 26:3

You will keep in perfect peace ________ whose mind is steadfast, because he/she trusts in You.

November 14

Psalm 43:3-4a

Send forth your light and your truth, let them guide me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell. Then will I go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight.

In modern day, we aren’t looking to be in the temple or at the altar, but at the foot of the cross. There is where our praise is birthed and where God’s Word will lead us.

My prayer for the prodigal is that God’s light and truth would lead them to the cross and at the cross they will not be able to contain their joy and delight in what God has done for them!

Psalm 43:3-4a

Send forth your light and your truth, let them guide ________; let them bring him/her to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell. Then will ________ go to the altar of God, to God, his/her joy and his/her delight.

November 13

1 John 3:1a

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!

Do we really recognize what we have because of Christ? That we are in the “family” and lavishly loved? It should give us great joy and comfort to know that we have all the rights and privileges of our Father’s Kingdom; we are a child of the King!

My prayer today, is that the prodigal will be overwhelmed by the love God lavishes on them as His child. May it capture them, turn them upside down and be a turning point in their walk with Him.

1 John 3:1a

How great is the love the Father has lavished on ________, that he/she should be called the child of God! And that is what ________ is!

November 12

Proverbs 19:21

Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.

I’m a great planner, almost to a fault, but I have to remember God has final authority in my life. It serves me well to remember there is purpose in every season, even when life doesn’t go exactly as I might have planned.

I pray that the prodigal is learning to seek God’s will over their plans and that they would truly desire His purposes to prevail in their life.

Proverbs 19:21

Many are the plans in ________’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.

November 11

1 Peter 1:3-4

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for you.

Living hope is what the resurrection of Christ is all about. It’s an expectation that we, too, will rise again and be handed our inheritance by the Lord himself – our salvation. This hope is what keeps us going through the challenges of life.

My prayer for the prodigal is that they are hopeful today. I pray the thought of their inheritance in Christ would give them a new perspective and lift them above their circumstances.

1 Peter 1:3-4

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given ________ new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for _________.

November 10

Psalm 25:7 NLT

Do not remember the rebellious sins of my youth. Remember me in the light of your unfailing love, for you are merciful, O Lord.

We plead for forgiveness, not because of our merit but because we know He is a merciful God. When it comes to our rebellion, we have nothing else to stand on but His mercy and unfailing love.

I pray the prodigal will come to realize their rebellion, own up to it and rely fully on the mercy of the Lord’s unfailing love.

Psalm 25:7 NLT

Do not remember the rebellious sins of _________’s youth. Remember him/her in the light of your unfailing love, for you are merciful, O Lord.