Thursday, May 15, 2014

Thankful Thursday - The Waiting Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the parenting lesson you've given me in Luke 15:

The prodigal's father could have run after his beloved son, tracked him down, and done everything he could to save him from pain and suffering.  He didn’t do that.  He allowed his son to learn his own lessons.

The father stayed at home, doing the work you’d given him to do; but, he was praying and he was believing.  He looked down that road every day, hoping to see his son return.  One day it happened.  He ran to meet the wayward son, and the son ran into his arms. 

Pain had done it’s work, and the son had come to his senses.  Wallowing in the pig pen had accomplished what the father could not do. 

Help, Father,  me to be patient while You do Your perfect work in my child.   
Help me to remember it may take much longer than I want.   

Help me to keep my focus on You and the work You’ve called me to do. Prayer is part of my work, and may I not faint  or grow weary in it. 

Help me to learn my own lessons as I go through the pain of watching my dear child suffer. 

Thank you for Your holy work in my child and in me.

Thankful Thursday is my weekly discipline - to express my gratitude to Hashem for His over-flowing, abundant blessings. 


  1. What a beautiful prayer. "Perfect work"--yes! I'm praying God will encircle you with His love as you go through the waiting. Have you read Circling your children with prayer? It was a blessing to me.

    1. Hi Pamela - thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment and prayer. I will add that book to my reading list. Thank you for caring.