Praying the Prodigals Home – 4

Praying for prodigals can be daunting when your heart faints and your faith grows week. But God is not a man that He should lie. He cannot break His promises. He is faithful and true and His Word is reliable. 


We may not see Him working, but He is. He works behind the scenes of the hearts of man. He does not sleep nor grow weary. He is consistently at work in the heavenlies where our finite minds are limited by this veil of flesh and blood. 


The prodigals may wonder in the wilderness of foolish choices, but our faithful Father will bring them back.


Today, I’m providing some more Scriptures to claim as you pray for your prodigal and for the other prodigals listed below too.


What a privilege to pray together! I can’t wait to hear how the Lord starts bringing them home, one by one.


Today, it’s time to pray as if it is already accomplished… as if you know He is at work… BECAUSE HE IS! Rather than only begging Him for what your heart aches for, pray to the One you know is working on your behalf. As you pray, lift up THANKS TO THE LORD FOR WHAT HE IS DOING AND GOING TO DO. 


THANK YOU LORD THAT NO MATTER HOW FAR THEY HAVE STRAYED, YOU SEE THEM… YOU HEAL THEM… YOU LEAD THEM… YOU COMFORT THEM… AND YOU COMFORT ALL WHO HAVE MOURNED OVER THEM!

“For the iniquity of his covetousness
I was angry and struck him;
I hid and was angry,
And he went on backsliding in the way of his heart.
I have seen his ways, and will heal him;
I will also lead him,
And restore comforts to him
And to his mourners.” Isaiah 57:17-18



THANK YOU LORD FOR WINNING THE BATTLE OVER THE WAR FOR OUR CHILDREN’S HEARTS AND SOULS. BASED ON YOUR WORD, I TRUST YOU TO SAVE MY CHILDREN.

“But thus says the LORD: ‘Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible be delivered; For I will contend with him who contends with you, and I will save your children.'”


THANK YOU LORD FOR SAVING OUR CHILDREN WHO ARE LAME… THOSE WHO ARE NOT WALKING IN RIGHTEOUSNESS. THANK YOU FOR GATHERING OUR CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN DRIVEN OUT FROM YOUR PEOPLE… THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN WOUNDED BY YOUR CHURCH. THANK YOU FOR REMOVING THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN SHAMED BY THEIR OWN CHOICES AND BY WHAT OTHERS HAVE DONE TO THEM. THANK YOU LORD FOR BRINGING THEM BACK, FOR GATHERING THEM AND FOR RETURNING OUR CAPTIVE CHILDREN BEFORE OUR EYES.

“I will gather those who sorrow over the appointed assembly,
Who are among you,

The Lord your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,

                             He will quiet you with His love,
                        He will rejoice over you with singing.”

To whom its reproach is a burden.
Behold, at that time I will deal with all who afflict you;

I will save the lame,

                        And gather those who were driven out;

I will appoint them for praise and fame
In every land where they were put to shame.

At that time I will bring you back,

                             Even at the time I gather you;

For I will give you fame and praise

                          Among all the peoples of the earth,
                    When I return your captives before your eyes,”
                                    Says the Lord.”

Here are the names of the prodigals we are praying for:


Betsy
Matt
Sam
Brett
Arnold
Ben 
Marcie
Daniel 
Twila
Danny
Jeremy
Cody
Kristopher
Christopher
Kelli
Corey
Luis
Michelle
Mark
Jonathan
Donald
David
Mindy
Chris
Angela
Bonnie
Joey
Justin
Joseph
Joel
Jessica
Jason
Donald
Gregory
Amanda
Tristan
Hollyann
Katie
Patty
Phyllis
Junetta
Janice
Joanne
Vennie
Ronald
Donald
Roger
Randy
David
Stacey
Louie
Brian
Lynn
Linda
Cindy
Josh
Adam
Jeremy
Greg
Darlene
Sherri
Rebecca
Lyndsay
Douglas
Toby
Hope
Kawlija
Mellissa
Gail
Leon
Jason
Ricky
Jake

Have you added your prodigal’s name to the list? If not, please do so in the comments and we will add them to the list.

Never give up. Never give in. It’s time to pray like crazy and trust God to be who He says He is and do what He says He will do. 

I can’t wait to hear how He has parted the Red Sea of redemption, restoration and salvation for all of the prodigals being prayed for!

131 Comments

  1. Please Add:

    Patty
    Phyllis
    Junetta
    Janice
    Joanne
    Vennie
    Ronald
    Donald
    Roger
    Randy
    David
    Stacey
    Louie
    Brian
    Lynn
    Linda
    Cindy

    • Please add Carly.

    • Please add Eric please add Carol

      • Sorry, I’ve had such a delay in responding but my website has been down. Praying for Eric and Carol right now and can’t wait to hear how Jesus moves in their hearts and lives!

        • I have added my two prodigal adult children to the list in the past. Is that list on going or do I need to add them again? Jennifer and Matthew. They left the path of God 8 years ago. I miss them so much. I see God bringing back a tenderness in Matthew but only a cold hard heart with Jennifer unless God is working in a way I can not tell yet. Jennifer does not allow us to see her or our grandchildren. Matthew calls ocassionally but is not standing on the Truth. Our hearts break as parents who love them so much and taught them God’s Holy Word. Please continue to pray for them. I believe God will answer. “Heal us, O LORD, and we shall be healed, save us and we shall be saved, for Thou art my praise” (taken from Jeremiah 17:14) That is my prayer today. Thank you,
          and God bless,

    • Please pray for Noah and everything we are going through . Satan has tried to distroy our lives and he has put us in a very stressful situation but I know without a doubt that God has a plan and it will come to pass. Every day brings a different concern and I couldnt hold these reigns if I wanted to. Jesus has complete control and we are just trying to hold on.

    • Please add Zachery.

    • Please pray for our son, Johnny. It has been 10 years since he walked away from his relationship with the Lord. Every time we get a glimpse of hope, the enemy seems to take a stronger foothold on Johnny’s soul. We believe God will lead him back to the foot of the cross…trying not to grow weary in waiting. Thank you so much!

      • Oh wow! Ten years is such a long time for a momma’s heart to hurt for her child! Praying with you for Johnny and looking forward to the day when Johnny comes back to Jesus!

    • Please add my husband John

    • Please add: Jeremy
      Josh
      Justin
      Shelly
      Jon
      Jorge
      Christohari
      George
      Dennis
      Lucas
      Jimmy
      James
      Ashley
      Shelly
      Ava
      Lori
      Steve
      Penny
      Jamiy
      Tricia
      Scott
      Austin
      Nicholas
      Becky
      Katie
      Patrick
      Alec
      Lauren
      Dan

  2. Thank you for adding those precious names Delores and for the honor of praying with you for them!

  3. josh, adam, jeremy, greg, darlene,sherri, rebecca, lyndsay, douglas, toby, hope, kawlija, mellissa, gail, leon , jason Thank you !!!

  4. L, thanks so much for adding these to the list! Praying with you!

  5. please add Caleb to your list

  6. Anonymous ~ Thank you SO much for adding Caleb's name to the list. It's an honor to pray with your for him!

  7. PRAISE REPORT !!!!!!!!!! You know sometimes God is just TOO good ! So the next day ! after I added my list one on the list happens to be my brother and is currently in jail. has began praying ! with the jail pastor ! I was lucky enough to hear about this through a prayer request for prayer warriors which came via email ! You never know where a persons heart truly is , but GOd does ! I'm so thankful he^ shared this ray of hope for me to physically see. I'm excited for what the future holds for ALL those names you boldly submitted to the Lord & have faithfully prayer over. Local church here had this to say… ” God can move mountains, FAITH & PRAYER can move God !” He's simply waiting on us to believe hes got our back , cares about the things of our heart , and wants to be called into action ! Thank you all for your diligence ! ><>

  8. L,

    I'm SOOOO excited for you and your family. And I'm SOOOO thankful you shared the praise report about your brother! Amen! And AMEN!! 🙂

  9. Please pray for our dear daughter Jeni who became a Christian at a young age and two years ago at the age of 21 (after years of being a person full of joy) went far away from Jesus (internet, inappropriate influences and sex toys from a male friend, pornography, sexual activity, rudeness and hardness of heart) and has now left home – we don’t know where she is living but love her very much.

    • Praying with you for your daughter, my friend! Looking forward to to hearing when her heart turns back to Jesus and she is serving Him with all she has!

  10. Please pray for my daughter Tiffany. She is wounded and broken and angry. As a result, she wounds her own daughter, my precious grandchild.

  11. Please, please add Ellen

  12. Please add Jordan

  13. Please pray for our daughter Beth!

  14. Please pray for Lauren, Julianna, Amy & Ivan. Thank you so much.

  15. Please pray for my 17 yr old son Jordan and our family as seek Gods guidance and strength in parenting him through this time. May God be glorified!

    • Praying for Jordan and for you all – that God would give you the wisdom to parent him in these difficult years and that Jordan’s heart will be tender and receptive to God and to His will.

  16. Please pray for Nathan, he has left home at 16 and will not speak to us, and is making poor choices. Praying every day for him to come home.Our family misses him more than anything.

    • JC, how old is Nathan now? Praying that every road Nathan goes down will lead him back to God and back home to you!

  17. Thank you so much for this site. At times I feel there is no one who understands the sorrow. He is 16 and has been away from home for 4 months. He is now In the care of his father, whom I have been divorced from for 11 years. Praying he, and all other prodigal children, return to their home and God… Love and peace to all families who are suffering…

  18. Praying for your Derek… May God heal him and you. May he return swiftly and safely to your arms…

  19. Please add Ryan. I’ll add this list to my daily prayers. ♥

  20. Please add Jimmy to your list. Thanks!

  21. Please add Casey

  22. Please add Joshua. Thank you so much.

  23. Please add my son Kevin it’s been 4 long years…
    I’m sure it’s been worst for others.. I will pray for the families, parents and for our Prodigals..
    IJNIP

  24. Please add Jared to your list he is in rehab for 6 mos. Overcoming addiction..Please pray for complete Healing.
    IJNIP

  25. Please add Jared to your list he is in rehab for 6 mos. Overcoming addiction..Please pray for complete Healing.
    IJNIP

  26. Please add Sara, Alan and Tad

  27. Hayley, Savannah, Nolan, Dean

    • It is me again… I guess I should explain. The first three are my children and the last is my husband. Hayley moved out after her 18th Birthday to live with a guy she met on the internet. She is still with him and is pregnant for the third time since she was 15(the first two lost in miscarriages). We want her to come back home. Savannah is a very LONG story but I will try to make it short… Back in May her boyfriend of almost three years cheated on her with her best friend. They broke up(& she can’t let go of him), their plan as a couple was to go to an internship in OKC call Youth America… She did go for a week and came back home. She has a calling in children’s ministry. She went because she was hoping to get back together with her ex but rumors got back to her Youth leaders and she got fed up and came home. To make a long story short… She hooked with an ex boyfriend that is very emotional and physically abusive to her. They are living together now without jobs and living on ppls hand outs. She quit her job a few weeks ago bc he asked her too. He is killing her being slowly. I don’t even know my own daughter anymore. She is still friends with that best friend that cheated with her ex boyfriend. She is very bad news!! Nolan is a sweet and loving kid!! His spiritual life was shot when the church turned their back on us a family. He is still young (14), but he was so on fire for God but he watched how so called Christans treated us that he has no interest anymore. Dean and I (have to include myself in there to) have fallen away also bc of what the church did to us and what other churches have done to us in the past. We as a family want to be brought back to the light and want our children back as well. It’s been a horrific last two years of emotional and physical stress. Plz keep us in ya’ll’s prayers. I have faith that everything will all work out and bring us all together as a family but its not my timing.

    • Praying with you for Hayley, Savannah, Nolan, and Dean… and for you and your hubby! So many hard things! Praying the Lord leads you to a thriving church that will embrace you and walk with you through things. We need each other and the hand can’t function without the rest of the body. The local church needs you and you need the local church.

      We were hurt pretty badly in a church situation too. The thing about the local church is that people are part of it. Some are lost… wolves in sheep clothing… and I’m convinced many don’t even know it. Some are saved but just as jacked up as the rest of us. And even in families there are disagreements and family members treat each other badly.

      Praying your children will turn back to Jesus quickly and that you will find an amazing church home soon!

  28. Please add Jennifer and Matthew

  29. Please pray for my son Kevin..He lives in a world of oppression addiction fear depression and insecurities ..May the Lord shine his light on his face show him the way, cleanse his whole self and give him a new self in Christ..May he be able to realize the Glory and love of our Heavenly Father and the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ. IJNIP

  30. Please pray for my son Derek. He is saved, but yet has abandon all ties with his family. We don’t know where he is or how to each him.
    Thank you

  31. Please add Casey, Charlie, and Carlos.
    Thank you! I am honored to pray for all of your children as well.

    • I am happy to say that Charlie has been saved! Thank you, Jesus! And thank you everyone that helped me pray for him. Please keep praying for Casey as he is still lost. He needs URGENT prayers. He is in to things he shouldn’t be and hanging out with the wrong people. Also, Carlos is running from God. He is in to drugs and only God can bring him out. Thank you all for your continued prayers.

  32. Please add: Ashtin, Michaela, and David.

    • How my heart hurts with moms who are walking through such difficult times with their children! Praying with your for Ashtin, Michaela, and David – that the Lord would get ahold of their hearts and draw them unto Himself and that they would find Jesus to be their all-in-all and live the rest of their lives for Him.

  33. Pray for Haleigh

    • Lifting up Haleigh now and asking the Lord to open her eyes, to see how much He loves her and how the plan He has for her is better than anything she can plan for herself.

  34. Please add my son Braydan to the list. He has been such a good kid until he met his girlfriend. I don’t even know the person he has become. He seems very cold and has cut off pretty much everyone. I am aching with pain for him to see God’s truth. Thank you.

    • My heart hurts with you and for you Tonya! It’s so hard when we wonder what happened to the our children as we feel helpless watching them become someone we don’t even recognize and there’s nothing we can do. But we can pray relentlessly and trust the Lord to bring them back. Praying with you for Brayden Tonya!!

      • Stephanie, Thank you so much for your prayer for Braydan! I am so thankful for your site and support during this difficult time. God is definitely working through you and this site. Tonya

    • I pray for all our lost children…that our Heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus Christ release them from all the strongholds of the enemy and removes the blinders the enemy has placed on our Children’s eyes. So they can see our Lord’s promise
      May he restore their hearts, minds and souls and make them new.IJNIP

  35. Please add my son Kevin

  36. Please pray for my son Tyler to come back to the Lord and be humbled.

  37. Please pray for Jackson and Madigan. They are the victims of parental alienation. They have been alienated from their mother, their family, and even God. They currently are choosing to live in an unsavory environment being exposed to terrible things. Please pray that their eyes will be opened to truth, that God will give them the courage to break free from negative influences and reunite them with loved ones. Thank you.

    • Praying with you for Jackson and Madigan! It’s so hard when we raise our children and the world pulls them into a life that doesn’t even line up with anything we taught them. Praying for their eyes to be open and their chains to be broken and that they will run back into the loving arms of their family very soon! In Jesus’ name!

    • I pray for Madigan, Jackson and their family and all Moffat our prodigals..May our Heavenly Father break all the strongholds of the enemy and restore their hearts and lives in Christ..We will claim victory IJNIP..
      Please pray for my son Kevin as he also is being.led by the enemies lies..

      • Last night I received copies of a police report showing where my ex husband was arrested after being passed out drunk in a fast food drive thru. In the report, my children are mentioned at home alone. I was told that his gf recently left him also. I am so praying that this is the breakthrough that I’ve been waiting for. My battle has been 7 years long also. Please continue to lift my children up in prayer as I continue to pray for all of our prodigals. Thank you so much.

        • Prayer warriors let’s stand ground in faith and prayer ….Let’s claim our victory against the enemy and his principalities…We are covered by the Sacred blood of Christ and he will bring our prodigals home…We will claim victory!!!!! IJNIP

  38. Love my stepsons as if they were my own. Ready for them to come back to God.

    • Praying for Jeremy and Josh with you! LOVE your heart for your stepsons! What a testimony of the love of Jesus and an example for other stepmoms!

  39. Pray for
    Sarah
    Patrick

  40. Plz join me in prayer for prodicals; Shawn, sherry,daniel,Brandon, alex,Roseanne and kenith. Thank u and God bless u!

    • Praying your prodigals make their way back to the Lord very soon!

      • Please keep Matthew and Jennifer on list. It’s been over 7 long years. And how can I get entire list so I can be praying for other parents and their prodigals? I understand their broken hearts.

  41. Please pray for our son Isaac

  42. Please add Matthew and Jennifer. They’ve been prodigal for over 7 years. It hurts. Please tell me how to get entire list so I can pray for parents and prodigals. I understand their heartache. May The loving and Great SHEPHERD go bring the stray lambs back to HIS path of Righteousness.

  43. Asking for others to join forces in praying for Kayla E… She has been raised in the word, knows the beauty of Gods hands and yet is a wayward child. May Gods mercy be upon her and draw her back into his ways and His will for her.
    As I read this post I begin praying for others and their pain. Realizing I am not alone. Thank you Lord Jesus for your victory.

    • Oh Tina, it’s so hard when you know they know the Truth yet choose to walk away from it. Praying with you in for Kayla and looking forward to hearing when you precious prodigal daughter comes home to the arms of Jesus! And you are definitely not alone. My series on Praying for Your Prodigal is my most read ever. We pray for each other’s children as if they are our own.

  44. please pray for my son jeremy…he is 17, he left home in December. we lost my oldest in September in a car accident. He has been raised in a God fearing home, he has served in several ministries in our church and now he won’t talk to me or anyone else. this has truly been a very trying and heart breaking 8 months. I just pray that God brings him back and we find healing and restoration.

  45. please pray for my son jeremy…he is 17, he left home in December. we lost my oldest in September in a car accident. He has been raised in a God fearing home, he has served in several ministries in our church and now he won’t talk to me or anyone else. this has truly been a very trying and heart breaking 8 months. I just pray that God brings him back and we find healing and restoration.

  46. Please add my daughter Monica to the list. She has turned her back on our Lord. I just received her notice yesterday that our beliefs and values are no longer her own. She is 24. My heart is broken.

    • Oh how my heart breaks with yours, sweet mom of Monica! Praying with you for Monica and looking forward to hearing how God woos her back to Himself!

  47. Pray for Marty.raised in the word. Once stoic in his faith & strong moral character, now has allowed the lure of the world to take hold of him. I’d like to add a scripture that I pray over Marty & his siblings that you can pray over your loved ones too… Jeremiah 24:7 that God will give them hearts that recognise him as the Lord. They will be Gods ppl & he will be their God. They will always return wholeheartedly to him.

    • That breaks my heart! Praying for Marty with you and I will join you in praying that specific passage of Scripture for him.

      • Lifting up your loved one! My family is experiencing a similar thing with our daughter. We will pray without ceasing for God to break the earthly strongholds and return them to God. Ephesians 6 is my strength today.

  48. Please add my son Kevin, He still has not been released from the strongholds of the enemy..he continues to live in the world of drug addiction and everything else that comes with that lifestyle. I pray for healing and restoration for my son and all those children that are going through similar situation. The devil is a liar and we have to get our children back..In Jesus Holy and Precious name..Amen

  49. Please pray for Alex

  50. Please pray for my son Jonathan. He is angry and depressed and keeping us from our grandchildren. He has turned his back on God and the heritage in which he was raised.

  51. Please pray for my teenage sons Bailey and Brody. They have recently moved in with their dad, my ex husband. Him and his family are not Godly influences and are allowing them to do whatever they want. I am so worried.

    • Praying with you for Bailey and Brody! It’s so hard with one parent has different beliefs and values. Praying they hold to everything you’ve instilled in their hearts and cling to Jesus in spite of what their dad says or does. In spite of what anyone says or does… that they would know that Jesus is real in real life.

    • Prayers … I recently went through this with my son…it was by far the worst thing I have been through. Keep your heart open and your head up. Have faith, and know He is for you, not against you. I am praying for you and your boys. Btw…my son came back, and learned a valuable lesson.. GOD provides… Seek him with all of your heart, and lean on him <3

  52. Thank you for this encouraging prayer wall! Please add Meredith who has been running drim God for 9 years and Barnabas who is apathetic.

    Shalom!

  53. Please add my son Kevin, He still has not been released from the strongholds of the enemy..he continues to live in the world of drug addiction and everything else that comes with that lifestyle. I pray for healing and restoration for my son and all those children that are going through similar situation. The devil is a liar and we have to get our children back..In Jesus Holy and Precious name..Amen

  54. Please add my daughter Kayla. She is 21 and it is going on 6 months since she ran away to live with her non-believing unstable and controlling boyfriend over 1,000 miles away. She gave up her faith, family, friends and education for this jerk. Our family is devastated as she was raised in faith and in a loving family.

    • Lisa my prayers are with you and your family..we will continue to claim our children..because they are not of the world but they are children of God!!!

      Please pray for my boys Kevin and Jared..

  55. Rachel and Mitchell

  56. Please add
    Justin
    Timothy Jr
    Quintin
    David
    Carroll
    Israel
    Fatima
    Gene
    Corrine
    Alexis
    Erica
    Mike
    Mariah
    Sharon
    Tyler
    Mike Jr
    Bracey

  57. Please add Brenda to this prayer list.

  58. Please pray for chandler

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