1. Acknowledge that prodigals happen despite the best efforts of parents. After all, God had two perfect children in a perfect world and was the perfect Parent but wound up with two prodigals (Adam and Eve).

2. Pray God’s protection over the children of POPs. The terror of every POPs is that their children will not only miss out on the peace and joy of knowing Christ now, but also eternally live separated from Him

3. Encourage POPs to let the Holy Spirit do His work and for them to cultivate a joyous relationship with their children. It is tempting for many POPs to focus only on the state of their children’s eternal souls and drive them further away from God.

4. Pray that God will give POPs special wisdom and sensitivity to their children’s needs. The parent-child bond needs to be strengthened regardless of the state of the child’s soul. As it is strengthened, the child is drawn away from his rebellion against the Lord.

© Rebekah Montgomery 2007
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