A 25-Year Prayer Journey . . . For My Prodigal
Shopping with my son for items to fill a half-dozen Christmas boxes, I thanked God for the return of my Prodigal and remembered back to 25 years ago.
I knew he wouldn’t listen to me. Not about going to church. After all, I was just his mom. Of course he wouldn’t listen to his dad either. Work had moved us and he was mad at God. I started what would turn into 25 years of prayer. I asked God to bring someone into his life who would influence him to come home to the Lord. Little did I know who God would choose to accomplish it.
Another move brought us back to Georgia. Fast forward a few years (I’ve got a word count here), he started his own catering company, specializing in corporate catering. His first client was InTouch Ministries. Dr. Charles Stanley. After a few months, I heard him begin to talk about God. Little things at first. Then he’d get into a discussion about faith. I opened my mouth to make sure he knew the Scripture, but stopped. He sounded like one of the early disciples. Who taught him this?
“I did,” I heard in my spirit.
God answered this mother’s prayers in a big way. I’m now watching my son serve the Lord in his church, through his business, and with his whole heart. He’s sold out to God.
Award-winning author Ane Mulligan writes Southern-fried fiction. She’s a novelist, humor columnist, and playwright. Believing chocolate and coffee are two of the four major food groups, she resides in Sugar Hill, GA. Find Ane at the Christian Authors Network, Novel Rocket, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.