Living With Prodigals


Living With Prodigals

A group for parents of prodigal sons and daughters who are wasting their inheritance (whether spiritual or physical) and live lives of sin, addiction, and no shame.  This is especially for those who raised their children in  the Lord.

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Prodigal Daughter

Started by John Barbour. Last reply by Lisa Mockus Mar 28, 2011. 2 Replies

 I have a prodigal daughter who is addicted to alcohol, cigarettes, and toxic relationships with men.  She was raised Christian and still sees herself as one who can judge everyone else.  She refuses…Continue

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Comment by Tracy I Seney on June 18, 2011 at 11:04am

Good Morning all...Thank you for listening and your prayers.  Last night I started reading a book called "Your late Again, Lord!  Here is some of what I have read

"Weve all experienced our own tragedies of the heart that have made us ache for relief.  The only way through pain is straight through it, with the Lord at your side.  You can't go around some events in your life-disappointment in a career; failure of a marriage; the descent into unhealthy relationships or practices; hatred, bitterness, envy or greed that has overtaken you.....these kind of life tragedies have to be tackled head on.  You have to replace your pain with a purposeful wait (on the Lord) as you search for the guidance, courage and Peace that you have lost (in the tragedy)".  These words were powerful for me because in the mist of my pain sometimes the enemy wants me to believe that I can fix things.  I lose my Peace because I stop relying on the Lord and search for ways to stop the hurting and the chaos myself, I just want to restore calm, I get away from actually abiding in him.   The scripture to accompany these words by the writer are:

"come to me all ye who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls"

Matthew 11:28-29 NIV

Today my soul is quieted by his word and your Prayers.  Thank you Lord,  Thank you friends.

Book: Your late again, Lord (by Karon Phillips Goodman)

Comment by John Barbour on June 18, 2011 at 10:22am
Lisa, You are welcome. It is my honor and priviledge and I'm glad it's helping. I apprecate all your support and prayers.
Comment by John Barbour on June 18, 2011 at 10:21am
Praise report.  My daughter has moved back in with us and has broken off the toxic relationship with the older man. She is now looking at e-harmony for a husband.  Please pray that she will find the right, godly man but more important be the right, godly woman. She still drinks but does not get drunk all the time like she used to.
Comment by John Barbour on June 18, 2011 at 10:17am

Father, I just pray for Tracy,that you would grant her your perspective.  That she would be filled with your love for her son and that you would grant them wisdom every step of the way. In the mighty name of Jesus, Amen


Comment by Lisa Mockus on June 18, 2011 at 10:06am
Thank You John, for starting this group so we can pray for each other & our families. No one understands the grief of a Christian parent better than another one who is experiencing the same thing. The results of prayer can be seen in Tracy's last comment where she says she prayed for his world to spin out of control. God is amazing,and He has a plan, but sometimes it can be scary. We also should be praying for the future spouses of our prodigal children, that they may meet Believers in Christ!
Comment by Tracy I Seney on June 17, 2011 at 11:04pm

I really need Prayer because I am so angry with my son.  He is 27 and he has chosen to live a life of Crime thus far.  He was arrested for selling drugs and his whole world has spun out of control (I prayed for this) and he has come home wanting us to help him.  I find that I am resentful because He was not raised this way and whlie things were "good" for him he never cared about his family.  I just don't believe he is finished with his way of life.  He seems to be upset that he was caught even though he says he wants to change his way of living to a good and Godly life.  I don't believe he wants to really repent.  Im so angry, I just need God to help me with my own feelings of resentment and feeling ashamed of his choices.  He has never listened to his family or taken any of our advice, but now he wants help.   Please, Please pray for our family, he needs tough love, Godly love but tough love.


Comment by John Barbour on June 14, 2011 at 1:28pm
Thanks for the book recommendation Tracy
Comment by Tracy I Seney on June 12, 2011 at 11:14am

Stormie Omartian has written a book called "The Power of Praying for your Adult Children"  Her book is filled with prayers of deliverance for our adult children.  This book has helped me tremedously to express the deep, unspeakable grief that I have for my Prodigal son.  When I am out of words and the tears will not dry up, the healing words and guidance in this book restores my courage to carry on in hope and Faith.  I am praying for all of our Children who have gone astray and in Faith I believe they shall all return to their first Love, our Lord Jesus

Christ, Amen.

Comment by John Barbour on May 15, 2011 at 5:41pm
I'm so sorry to hear that Janeen.  We will pray.
Comment by Janeen Lynn on May 15, 2011 at 3:11pm
Yesterday my daughter left home with her suicidal boyfriend.  She was the piano player in our worship team and has turned her back on her faith and family for this guy.  Please pray for her safety and most of all that she will come back to the Lord.  Thank you to all who prayed and will pray.... 

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