July 20

Deuteronomy 7:9

Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; He is the faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commands.

The power to affect generations…. it’s almost overwhelming to think about but also a huge responsibility. How I handle my prodigal and his circumstances will surely affect his children and his children’s children. Our prayers are not going unnoticed and God is faithful in rewarding us, as well as the prodigal and those in the future.

Pray for the prodigal to love God and have a heart of obedience….it will affect generations!

Deuteronomy 7:9

Know therefore that the Lord _______’s God is God; He is the faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commands.

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July 19

Proverbs 20:27 (NLT)

The Lord’s light penetrates the human spirit, exposing every hidden motive.

God has placed within us all a light, His light. I like to think of the Holy Spirit as that light. If we have quenched His presence in our life that light can be just a flicker at times but is still capable of searching out our very thoughts and intentions. We are served well to pay attention to the voice of the Holy Spirit; it’s a compass that points to Him.

Another most useful “light” penetrating our spirit is His Word. It has the power to shine into our heart’s exposing sin, even the very motive for sin.

I pray the prodigal will come to love God’s Word and will seek out the comfort and counsel of the Holy Spirit… that they will not be afraid to let the Lord’s light penetrate and expose sin.

Proverbs 20:27 (NLT)

The Lord’s light penetrates _______’s spirit, exposing every hidden motive.

July 18

Romans 8:1-2

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.

To know the true impact of this verse you have to go back to verses in Chapter 7. Those are the familiar lines of Paul saying, “for what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do…”. (vs.15) and “when I want to do good, evil is right there with me” (vs. 21).

Not only is evil right there with us, but quick to condemn us regarding our sin. The enemy seems to be relentless in condemning us, yet God doesn’t look at us in that way.

Let’s pray for freedom from condemnation for our prodigal. Because of poor choices in their lives the enemy may have lots of ammunition. Christ died for their freedom and He certainly doesn’t condemn them. What a liberating thought!

Romans 8:1-2

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for _______ who is in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set _______ free from the law of sin and death.

July 17

Psalm 31:1-2

In you O Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness. Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me.

Deliverance can be swift when the Lord is involved. In an instant, He can take a life that is broken and restore it. His ear is ever open to the prodigal and He’s always willing to be a rock of refuge for them.

My prayer for the prodigal today is that they will recognize the deliverance power of the Father. I pray they will ask and find the answer coming quickly as they seek protection in Him.

Psalm 31:1-2

In you O Lord, ______ has taken refuge; let _____ never be put to shame; deliver _____ in your righteousness. Turn your ear to ______, come quickly to ______’s rescue; be ______’s rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save him/her.

July 16

Jeremiah 31:3 NLT

Long ago the Lord said to Israel: “I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.”

I love how the Lord gently woos us to Himself. I pray often that God continue to woo my prodigal. He has an everlasting love that won’t give up, won’t abandon, won’t fail our prodigals.

Jeremiah 31:3 NLT

Long ago the Lord said to________: “I have loved you, _________, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.”

July 15

Hosea 14:9 (NLT)

Let those who are wise understand these things. Let those who are discerning listen carefully. The paths of the Lord are true and right, and righteous people live by walking in them. But sinners stumble and fall along the way.

God’s paths are laid out in His Word. If we walk in that clearly defined path, we have life (not only here on earth but in eternity). There is safety in staying on the marked path. Once we step outside of God’s true and right path, we are open to the pitfall of what lies there… big obstacles, the ditch, a cliff, lost and wandering, etc.

I pray for the prodigal to be wise and discerning regarding the path they are on. May it line up with the defined path of the Lord’s design.

Hosea 14:9 (NLT)

Let ________ who is wise understand these things. Let ________ who is discerning listen carefully. The paths of the Lord are true and right, and righteous people live by walking in them. But sinners stumble and fall along the way.

July 15

Hosea 14:9 (NLT)

Let those who are wise understand these things. Let those who are discerning listen carefully. The paths of the Lord are true and right, and righteous people live by walking in them. But sinners stumble and fall along the way.

God’s paths are laid out in His Word. If we walk in that clearly defined path, we have life (not only here on earth but in eternity). There is safety in staying on the marked path. Once we step outside of God’s true and right path, we are open to the pitfall of what lies there… big obstacles, the ditch, a cliff, being lost and wandering, etc.

I pray for the prodigal to be wise and discerning regarding the path they are on. May it line up with the defined path of the Lord’s design.

Hosea 14:9 (NLT)

Let ________ who is wise understand these things. Let ________ who is discerning listen carefully. The paths of the Lord are true and right, and righteous people live by walking in them. But sinners stumble and fall along the way.