Powerful Prayer for Future Generations
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
─ Hebrews 11:1
Ronnie Morgan was arrested at 14 and had been in a cell without a trial until he was 16. He was to be tried as an adult for theft and assault. He was angry.
Born third oldest in an abusive homelife, he fell into boiling hot water and suffered terrible burns as a toddler. He grew up beaten and blamed for everything. At just 12 years old, he became lost in the wrong crowd and started down the difficult road of drug abuse.
Back in the courtroom, Morgan shouted at the judge to give him 20 years, and the judge did just that. To survive prison, he joined the Black Muslims. Then, after serving five of the 20 years, he escaped during a work release program. He lived in the basement of his cousin’s house, a Baptist minister. He read about Jesus within the pages of His cousin’s Christian library. Through a supernatural series of events, Morgan cried out to Jesus and surrendered his life.
Today, Morgan, a changed man offers the truth of Jesus to others through his prison ministry. Sometime later he discovered his paternal grandparents had preached the gospel. His grandmother prayed that her son – Morgan’s father – would answer the call to preach. His family now understood that even though his father never did, their prayers had reached the next generation prodigal. Morgan encourages others today to pray for and never give up on your prodigals.
Today’s One Thing
Even if you don’t know the names of those in the next generations, take time to pray for them to know and live for Christ.