Prayer, Plain and Simple

Prayer, Plain and Simple


Captivated by Love for His Child

posted by Mark Herringshaw

My wife, Jill Herringshaw continues her series, “Prayer for Prodigals” with the following…

Luke 19:10: “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

The Father takes a bite of a crisp apple. He glances to the skies for a moment to enjoy a bird in flight; then His eyes settle back on the horizon. I join him in His watching. He’s watching for His child. It would be so much easier if He would busy Himself with other activities. Watching and waiting is painful. The time creeps along so slowly. He explains, “Few people really understand the depth of love I have for all my children, most especially my wayward ones. They require more love, and more love is exactly what I have to give. A son whose thoughts deliberately stray from his father, whose heart has left his father, is the father’s obsession. I am obsessed with these wayward ones. They constantly occupy my heart. I leave the 99 to search for the one.”

“I can do nothing without your prayers,” He tells me. “I have limited my power in this world to that.”

Imagine how crazy, even scary it is… But it is what It Is.

“I Am Who I Am.”

Let’s Pray.

Father,

May Your love and justice reign over these loved ones. I ask for a desire to well up within these prodigals – a desire to lead a blameless life. Release your Spirit and mighty warring angels to assist them, Father. May they choose a life of integrity over degradation in Jesus’ Name.

God, make sin appear to them as dastardly as it truly is. May they begin to lose their taste for it. In fact, may it literally taste like garbage in their mouths. I bind the power and alluring qualities of their pet sins in the name of Jesus. I apply the Blood to their lives and demand the devil’s grip be loosed. You have given us authority to bind and to loose. May we have the guts to use it. You have given us the weapons of prayer and worship and the Word. Teach us to wield them on behalf of your beloved, bedraggled ones.

Amen



  • http://www.golfmarketonline.co.uk Golf Sets Store

    Success of the game you are going to play largely depends on the quality of golf equipment you choose. Golf is an extremely popular pastime activity that more and more people all over the world aspire to be engaged in.

Previous Posts

God Raises Dead Marriages to Life Again
My dove is hiding behind the rocks, behind an outcrop on the cliff. Let me see your face; let me hear your voice. For your voice is pleasant, and your face is lovely. Song of Songs 2:14 Where did the love go that was once so evident and strong? It eludes us along the marriage path sometimes. It tak

posted 1:42:19pm Jan. 28, 2015 | read full post »

Dare to Believe
“All things are possible to those who believe.." ~Jesus   All things... believe.    I want to be a true believer. Personally I find no greater challenge than to believe the impossible. Are you in an impossible situation today? Do you need a miracle? All things are possible... We must fi

posted 10:09:18am Jan. 28, 2015 | read full post »

Speaking Hard Truths... In Love
Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. Ephesians 4:15 This month we have prayed for marriages, particularly in the area of communication. God's Word instructs us to "speak the truth," but it doesn't stop t

posted 11:49:13am Jan. 27, 2015 | read full post »

If You Dare, Make This Your Prayer
Here I am Lord, send me. (Isaiah 6:8) Prayer is a gift, isn’t it?! We connect in simple words to the Creator of creation. That alone is astounding. We stand together to offer up our praise and our needs, and here we discover truly what human relationships are intended for. It’s an honor to pr

posted 1:37:48pm Jan. 23, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer for a Renovated Soul
Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Oh, give me back my joy again; you have broken me now let me rejoice. Psalm 51:7 The bad news comes before the Good News. It must. But now we turn that corner. We ask God for blessing, but we first recognize

posted 8:04:34pm Jan. 21, 2015 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.