Taking the Shame Away

ImageFor all those still watching for their return….

As the scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame”

Romans 10:11

I can see my daughter standing before you, dressed in white.

It’s her wedding day! But not on this earth.

There she is, in the kingdom of God, where your church is “prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.” Revelation 21:2

I pray that day will come for her Lord Jesus!

That day in which she knows with all of her heart that whoever trusts in you will never be put to shame.

She trusted in you once, Lord, and I believe you began a good work in her and will carry it on to completion. Philippians 1:6

I pray that you will move soon in her life to turn her heart  from sin back to you.

Let her hear your Spirit speaking to her: “I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist”. Return to me, for I have redeemed you” Isaiah 44:22

Let the fog clear and a bright new morning break!

Even when we rebel against you you, you long for us to give our hearts to you.

When we do you take our sins completely away. You cloth us with garments of salvation and a robe of righteousness Isaiah 61:10

You present us holy in your sight, “without blemish and free from accusation” Colossians 1:22.

You have said, “You will forget the shame of your youth” Isaiah 54:4.

And you choose to forget it as well!

You tell us you will remember our sins no more Jeremiah 31:34

Take the shame off my daughter, Lord Jesus! Just as you have done for me.

You promise in your Word, Do not be afraid, you will not suffer shame.Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. Isaiah 54:4

I pray my daughter will understand that when prodigals return you throw a party!

You welcome them with arms held wide open!

Let her know deeply in her heart that there is no shame in being your child.

Let her know that any name she has been called doesn’t matter, because one day, you will give a “new name” to all who are saved Revelation3:12 all who live for your kingdom and love.

May any sin or shame from the past be washed away by your “precious blood” 1 Peter 1:19

May she live so in love with you that others are drawn to You as well!

I know she has a choice to make, and I pray she will make it soon and “choose life” Deuteronomy 30:19 !

I pray she will choose you

From “Prayers for Prodigals”

James Banks