June 2 and the Worldwide Prodigal Prayer Day will be here in a few weeks. Those of us who love and pray for prodigals prepare our hearts to bring our wandering loved ones and the thousands on the “pray-for” list to the throne of grace. This year our theme will be By the Spirit and this week we look at Advocate. You are welcome to join us.
Our theme verse is Zechariah 4:6: “Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit…”
Dear Lover of Prodigals,
As a writer, I sometimes receive requests to endorse books—most often from friends. They want me to vouch for them, to say their book is well written and worthy of reading. In a sense, my friends are asking be to be an advocate for them.
Certainly those of us who love prodigals understand this advocate role. How many times have we spoken for or on behalf of our wayward ones: in their schools, in the courts, for a job, even to our friends?
Yes, we desire and encourage appropriate consequences for their choices. Yet our love compels us to be on their side—an ally! To believe in and endorse them! To be an advocate for them!
Gratefully God has provided an Advocate for us and for our loved ones: “ But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” (John14:26)Continue Reading