Daily Archives: November 1, 2018


Father, Deliver Them

This entry is part 19 of 30 in the series Praying For The Prodigal

Father, please deliver the prodigal individuals living within my community from the fleshly desires that have led them into wasteful and immoral lifestyles (Luke 15:13). “And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey into a distant country, and there he squandered his estate with loose living.” (Luke 15:13, NASB95) Notice that the prayer above includes more than those whom you know. Every community has individuals who have been led astray from wisdom because they follow after their fleshly desires. Today as you pray for the prodigals in your community think in an outwardly radiating pattern from closest to farthest away. Pray first for those in your family, your church, your work or school, and out to the larger community you live in. Be specific and ask the Lord to do his work of restoration. While you’re at it consider the log in your own eye (Matthew 7:3-5) be aware of your own shortcomings and lead off your prayers with personal repentance. And let us walk not in the flesh, but in the Spirit of God. “Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.” (Galatians 5:24, NASB95)