Prayer Request for my Christian Sisters and Brothers

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Dear friends in Christ,

I had the joy of spending some time with my 27 year old son last night. He came for dinner and, after his dad went downstairs we just started chatting.

When my son was little and through his early teens he was on fire for the Lord. He loved the Lord with all his heart and lead several friends to Christ. Then he had a very bad experience with a youth pastor and it's been all downhill since. It's been ten years and he just told me last night that when this pastor kicked him out of youth group that he also closed the door behind him. My son actually had tears in his eyes last night. He has turned his back on God completely and now professes to be an atheist. He told me he felt sorry for me because I believed in such garbage. It's very difficult to talk with him as he talks over you. I refuse to argue with him and just try to tell him all the wonderful things God has done for me. I told him that God loves him no matter what. He just seems so unhappy and it breaks my heart.

I'm asking all of my Christian friends, who know the power of prayer, to please pray for my Patrick. I know God is just waiting for him with open arms.

Thank you for your love and your prayers.

You are all such a blessing to me.
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    Hi Bonnie! I just read your blog, and it brought tears to my eyes. I will be praying for you and Patrick.
    2922 days ago
    Prayers of a righteous woman avails much , Bonnie, your prayers are powerful , keep at it!
    and I will be joining with you!

    2952 days ago
    I am putting Patrick on my prayer list!
    2958 days ago
    Praying for you, and Patrick! emoticon
    2958 days ago
    Oh, dear. Re: the youth pastor--I wholeheartedly agree with Fearless Life! How terrible.

    I have prayed and will continue to pray. For you and your son.

    I have two grown sons--33 & 34 years old--I have tears in my eyes for you. How grievous this situation must be.

    My own sons have not "closed the door", but they are not following after God as they did when they were younger, either. They have head knowledge now and a heart that remembers,but... the world and it's cares...

    God will honor a believing mother's prayers in this. We shall pray for our sons--we shall see them be where they need to be in Christ.

    2958 days ago
    I added Patrick to my list.

    I pity that youth pastor. Better that a millstone be hanged around his neck . . .

    As for Patrick, God has a miracle for Him. Jesus is the Master Redeemer, Master Healer, Master Scientist, Master Physician. No doubt God will give Patrick a magnificent ministry over the wounding. Jesus will redeem and transform it, just like Jacob and his brothers.
    2958 days ago
  • LISA611
    I am praying for Patrick and for you also. I know that has to be hard on you.
    2958 days ago
    I will certainly pray for Patrick. God and Christ have NOTHING to do with the actions of that pastor. I hope someday Patrick can separate the two. emoticon
    2958 days ago
  • ROTY2008
    Will absolutely pray from Him!

    Father God, in the name of Jesus, we lift up Patrick to you. He now "thinks" that you don't exist. We know different. I pray that you exchange his heart of stone for a heart of flesh. That you mend the pieces of his broken heart in the way that only YOU can Father. Give his parents strength to hold steadfast to their beliefs even in the midst of opposition. Show them how to continue to love him and nurture Him so that your light is continually shown through them. I thank you God that this is yet anoter son who will be returned to your waiting and open arms when the time is right. Bring your peace and security Father.
    2958 days ago
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