Prayers and Promises for Worried Parents: Hope for Your Prodigal. Help for You

Prayers and Promises for Worried Parents: Hope for Your Prodigal. Help for You

by Robert J. Morgan
     
 

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Are you waiting for God to work his plan in your child’s life? This inspirational collection of powerful stories and prayers offers comforting advice to concerned moms and dads.

HOPE FOR YOUR PRODIGAL . HELP FOR YOU

Worrying about our loved ones is the worst kind of worry in the world, espe­cially when it’s our children for whom

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Are you waiting for God to work his plan in your child’s life? This inspirational collection of powerful stories and prayers offers comforting advice to concerned moms and dads.

HOPE FOR YOUR PRODIGAL . HELP FOR YOU

Worrying about our loved ones is the worst kind of worry in the world, espe­cially when it’s our children for whom we’re concerned. From the moment they’re born, our youngsters have an unrivaled place in our hearts, and we feel an unending burden for their welfare. We do our best to provide for them and to protect them. But sometimes, like the prodigal’s father in Luke 15, all we can do is entrust them to the Lord, love them, and give them time to find their way. Nothing is more difficult.

Prayers and Promises for Worried Parents offers hope for your prodigal and help for you. In more than a hundred brief readings, Robert J. Morgan offers doses of hope—encouragements from Scripture, effective prayers, true-life stories, promises from God’s Word, timely quotes, and helpful hints for coping with yourself and your child in difficult times.

God specializes in being gracious, and prodigals have a way of coming home. Don’t despair over your wayward ones. The Lord hasn’t given up on them. Nor on you!

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Editorial Reviews

"Most Christians have a family member who is or was a prodigal. By skillfully using pertinent Bible verses and relating remarkable answers to the prayers and faith of parents with prodigals, Rob’s book offers hope and comfort to readers. I heartily recommend Prayers and Promises for Worried Parents. You will be blessed!"
M. A. (Joe) Henderson
"Most Christians have a family member who is or was a prodigal. By skillfully using pertinent Bible verses and relating remarkable answers to the prayers and faith of parents with prodigals, Rob’s book offers hope and comfort to readers. I heartily recommend Prayers and Promises for Worried Parents. You will be blessed!"
James Flanagan
“One person has described praying as the most neglected work of the Church. Robert Morgan has provided examples of the historical impact of prayers in the lives of believers and the promises that are ours in the Scriptures accessed through prayer. It seems that our children can send us to our knees quickly and keep us there for a long time. Prayers and Promises for Worried Parents is a timely help for burdened parents.”
Reese R. Kauffman
“In Prayers and Promises for Worried Parents, Robert Morgan writes from his own experiences. This book is a great help for parents who are desperate for answers! The book encouraged me to express my heart to God specifically and in detail. My prayer life has been blessed and strengthened as a result.”
Dr. Vernon M. Whaley
"Practical. Powerful. Perceptive. Personal. Prayerful. Rob Morgan has crafted a wonderful handbook for all of us with children or friends that are looking for answers in 'all the wrong places.' He teaches all of us that our God listens with great interests to our prayers and gives courage to those that diligently seek Him. Rob carefully takes each of us to the place where prayer and scripture intersect and shows how to find healing, rest, hope, comfort, and joy even in the midst of deep and passionate struggle. A must read for every parent."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476740676
Publisher:
Howard Books
Publication date:
09/10/2013
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
747,365
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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Prayers and Promises for Worried Parents


  • Several years ago, my wife Katrina and I took in a troubled young man with a long history of drug and alcohol abuse. We loved him dearly. After six months of apparent progress, he relapsed. We’ll call him Mark.

    The next months felt like a nightmare, but Mark finally consented to let us enroll him in a drug rehabilitation program. He entered just before his birthday. I told him that instead of giving him a present, on his birthday I would pray for him for an hour.

    When the day came, I wondered how I could pray so long for one person. I waited until everyone had gone to bed, and I knelt by the living room sofa with an open Bible before me. I started in Genesis and thumbed through page after page. Before me lay well-worn chapters, underlined verses, and highlighted passages. One by one I converted them into prayers for Mark. Seldom have I felt such power in prayer, and the hour went quickly. I ran out of time long before running out of verses.

    Meanwhile, in the rehab center, Mark turned the corner.

    If, in dealing with your children’s problems, you find your stomach knotting, your head pounding, and your teeth clenched, discover the simple remedy of bending your knees. Plead the promises of God and learn to pray-a-phrase of Scripture. In other words, find some verses that you would like to pray and put your child’s name in them.2.

    Throughout this devotional, you’ll find many prayers adapted from some of the Bible’s greatest passages, as well as from ancient prayers of godly saints and the tender prayers of some of our best-loved hymns. Make them personal for your need and soon you’ll be praying-a-phrase of Scripture whenever you read the Bible.

  • Meet the Author

    Rob J. Morgan is the pastor of The Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee, where he has served for thirty-three years. He has authored more than twenty books, including The Lord Is My Shepherd, The Red Sea Rules, and Then Sings My Soul. He conducts Bible conferences, family retreats, and leadership seminars across the country. He and his wife, Katrina, live in Nashville. His website is RobertJMorgan.com.

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