I have been searching the scriptures looking for prayers and promises for our prodigals, and I found one that I just had to pass along.
Promises from Isaiah 49 for our Children
Most of Isaiah 49 is a promise regarding our children, but a few verses stuck out.
8-9a: "Thus says the LORD: 'In an acceptable time I have heard You, And in the day of salvation I have helped You; I will preserve You and give You As a covenant to the people, To restore the earth, To cause them to inherit the desolate heritages; That You may say to the prisoners, "Go forth," To those who are in darkness, "Show yourselves." ' "
10: " 'They shall neither hunger nor thirst, Neither heat nor sun shall strike them; For He who has mercy on them will lead them, Even by spring of water He will guide them.' "
14-17: "But Zion said, 'The LORD has forsaken me, And my Lord has forgotten me.' 'Can a woman forget her nursing child, And not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me. Your sons shall make haste.' "
22: "Thus says the Lord God: 'Behold, I will lift My hand in an oath to the nations, And set up My standard for the peoples; They shall bring your sons in their arms, And your daughters shall be carried on their shoulders.' "
25: " 'For I will contend with him who contends with you, And I will save your children.' "
I believe Him!