Mothers for Prodigals

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Hey MPs,

When was the last time that you met up with a life-long friend? The excitement of catching up probably gushed into your conversation. Did you chatter for hours? Or how about that close friend that works in the same building as you? Do you sometimes want to steal away just to chat a moment and share life’s experiences? I look forward to every second and fourth Monday when we MPs, who are also friends, catch up with the happenings in our lives as we study and pray with our best Friend.

Communion with others is uplifting and inspiring. Relationship is essential to our well-being. God created within us the need for fellowship. He enjoys the fellowship as well. His desire is for us to build relationship in order to freely share thoughts, chat a little or a long time, and tell Him about the events in our lives, the good times as well as the bad. He longs to hear about our day.

I remember when my children were in elementary school. I couldn’t wait until they got off the bus so that I could hear about their day. Sometimes they shared their experiences and other times they communicated with short responses. Though I enjoyed even the brief conversations, I was somewhat disappointed with their curt answers. I wanted more. I desired relationship.

That’s why God made Adam and Eve. He desired relationship. He desires relationship with us; He enjoys those two-way conversations, the communication of prayer. He yearns to hear about that presentation you delivered last week to a room full of executives. He longs to comfort you and wipe away the tears that flowed when you found out about a friend’s diagnosis of cancer. He aches to rescue you as you wail out to Him about your children. He is a faithful Friend.

Do you follow His example? Are you His faithful friend? Do you run to meet Him and tell Him of your day’s experiences or do you feel as though your situation may inconvenience Him? 

I hope you sprint everyday to meet with Him, praise and thank Him, cry on His shoulder, or ask for advice. He says in Jeremiah 33:3, “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” 

He’s there waiting, anxiously waiting, to hear about your day, your “daily grind”. He’d be delighted to lend support when you have a meeting with your boss. He yearns for the opportunity to guide you as you raise your children, and He wants your prodigal to come home. 

His desire is for His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven (Luke 11:2). And He’s taught us to help Him make things happen through prayer. Prayer produces perfect communion with our Friend. Our cries affect Him and He longs to answer. Read Matthew 7:7-11. The Word says we are to ask and when we ask, He will give us good things.

Ladies and mothers, let’s boldly ask Him to bring home our prodigals. Let’s ask Him to restore peace in our homes and pray for protection over our families. Let’s give Him thanks for answered prayer and remind Him that He promises to give us a hope and a future. While we wail and wait (remember that “t” represents the cross, our hope in Christ), let’s ask Him to fill us with His supernatural strength.

We are at war with the enemy of God, and prayer is our only communication with our Commander-in-Chief. As Martin Luther said, “Prayer is that mightiest of all weapons that created natures can wield.” Pick up that Sword of the Spirit and pray God’s Word back to Him. He longs to answer.

I’m sending out a new prayer list through my new email
If any of you reading this devotional know of anyone needing prayer, please send me names through the email address. 

And MPs, we must be vigilant with our prayers for each other. When you receive our prayer list, call out each name aloud. Cry out to God for each mother’s child. Scripture says, “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:19-20 (NKJV)

Thank you, Jesus, for Your Word to us. May we persistently and intensely pray for Your will to be done here on earth. God bless us as we engage in our daily lives. We love you, Lord. AMEN.

1 comment:

  1. MP's I'm thinking about you all and praying for you right now, in faith and in the wonderful name of Jesus Christ, specifically to have the peace that surpasses all understanding for us all! SW