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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About our Guest

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.


Comments 6

  1. This was my first time listening to your podcast, & it blessed me so much! Immediately, the enemy went to work- in my head I heard “u can’t relate to anything she has to say, your a single parent & she’s married- different already”. I ALMOST stopped listening & the Holy Spirit told me to pause & stay tuned in. I was so encouraged by Laine Lawson Craft! Could NOT have been more on time! God bless you for utilizing your platform in such a powerful & encouraging way! Thank you:)

    1. Praise God!! Thank you for being obedient and listening to the Holy Spirit’s prompting! So thankful for His perfect timing. May God continue to encourage your heart! Blessings dear one!

  2. Hi, dear Sisters in Jesus Way!!
    Your Scripts are really encouraging!
    Thanks be to God for you!!!
    I want to keep in contact with you.
    I know that Jesus is my Lord and redeemer.
    For me it’ s quite hard to get organized in prayer, worship and listen to Jesus because of my ADS.
    It sounds like a cheap excuse….but it’s really hard Work
    Anyway: I confess: I will going keep on BE connected with the ONE, who says: he is given all Power in heaven an earth! AMEN
    With Love
    Dorothee Werner

    1. Dorothee, Thank you for your comment and for your encouragement. May God give you strength through these health challenges and remind you of His steadfast love. To join a Moms in Prayer group in your area, go to: Click on the button, USA Group Request, and complete the form. In the comments section, add information about whether you’re able to meet in person. God bless you Dorothee.

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