Prayers for a Divine Interruption
“The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.”
─ James 5:16 NLT
One of the most difficult things for a parent to do is to watch a child stray from their faith. It’s heartbreaking to watch them make life choices contrary to God’s design and often parents wonder what they did wrong to cause their child to go down this difficult path.
Peter, a child of God, a close friend and follower of Jesus during His earthly ministry, denied he ever knew Jesus – not once, but three times. Imagine the questions that came up in the hearts of the other disciples who had experienced life with Him. Together, they’d experienced miracles and knew Jesus on an intimate level. What a heartbreak for them and for Jesus to have heard Peter’s denial. But Peter’s story didn’t stop there. He came back to his faith and was completely restored in his walk with Jesus.
And look at Paul, who initially had the name Saul, a known persecutor of those who believed in the Christian faith. Saul had never known Christ, and yet, without an invitation, the Lord interrupted his journey while he was on the road to Damascus. There, he came to believe in Jesus as his Lord and Savior.
As parents, we can take courage! God loves our children more than we do. (Yes! Let that sink in.) He desires an intimate relationship with them. We can’t let go of our hope. Our prayers are powerful in the lives of those we love. We can continue to believe God to do what He must to bring them to the faith – even if it means a divine interruption.
Today’s One Thing
Connect with your child (or loved one) in a way they might not expect and encourage them today.