how to pray for a prodigal

Pray Your Prodigal Home

“You’re not at war with your prodigal, you’re at war with the enemy out to kill, steal, and destroy them. And when you realize that, that’s when you start praying because nothing else will bring them home.” Best-selling, award-winning author, TV, and podcast host, Laine Lawson Craft, shares the power of prayer as we lift up our children to the only One Who can change a human heart. Find hope, encouragement, and answered prayer in this episode as Laine tells her story about her prodigal children returning home.

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Parents of prodigalsScriptures

By faith he kept the Passover and sprinkled the blood, so that the Destroyer of the firstborn might not touch them. Hebrews 11:28 ESV

For the LORD will pass through to strike the Egyptians, and when he sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to enter your houses to strike you. Exodus 12:23 ESV

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. John 10:10 ESV

“No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the LORD. Isaiah 54:17 NKJV

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28 NASB

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12:1-3 NIV


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Prayer for a wayward childLaine Lawson Craft is a best-selling, award-winning author, TV, and podcast host based in sunny Fort Walton Beach, Florida. More than a devoted wife and mom, she’s a powerhouse of hope, turning life’s impossible into breathtaking realities. Her book, The Parent’s Battle Plan, was recently awarded the 2023 Nonfiction Book of the Year Golden Scroll Award, and her Warfare Parenting Podcast is in the top 10% globally.

Emerging from a near-collapsed marriage and financial hardship, Laine understands firsthand the transformative power of faith. Her real-life victories over spiritual warfare resonate, turning her into a magnet for parents seeking guidance and solace. Laine loves being with her family and finds solace in beach walks, Pilates, and cooking. Yet, her eyes are firmly set on a singular goal: empowering millions of parents grappling with wayward teens, using stories of triumph as her guiding light. For Laine, it’s not just about spreading hope; it’s about making victory a shared experience.