2011: PRAY FOR THE
RETURN OF THE PRODIGALS
Given Through Barbara Williams, December 26, 2010
The Lord is saying that, “My heart is with the prodigal. My heart goes
out… I weep for the ones who are missing. I weep for the lost. I leave
the 90 and 9 and go after the 1 lost one. My heart is always toward the
lost,” says the Spirit of God.
“And many people are lost and aren’t aware of it; Sometimes it comes
upon them unawares. The enemy sets snares for people. He’s able to trap
them in snares. And it takes prayer and it takes believing and it takes
love and it takes encouragement and it takes all the forces of My
kingdom to retrieve the ones who go astray; to retrieve the lost ones.
There are people who have been deceived into thinking that I am merely
religion – that if they go through the motions, then that is the same
thing as having relationship with the Father.
“And this is what I desire from everybody: relationship with Me. There
is nothing that is a substitute for relationship with Me,” says the
Lord. “Where you call Me ‘Father,’ and I call you ‘Son.’ Where you call
Me when you have needs, and I tell you and instruct you how to get
those needs met. And you live your life in a comfort and a dignity that
comes through knowing Me,” says the Spirit of God. “And I ordained that
men would know Me first, and put Me first in all things and never stray
from that. NEVER stray from that.
“But when straying happens, My heart is toward that lost one. My heart
is toward them, and I go after them, and I send people after them,”
says the Spirit of God. “I send them in the realm of prayer, and I send
them in the realm of My Word, and My prophecy, and My vision that I
have over that soul,” says the Spirit of God. “I send them with a
vision to see that soul come back into the security and the safety of
the Father’s house.
"For it is not My will that anybody perish; you can always pray for
salvation for any soul,” says the Lord. “And I consider all souls worth
saving,” says the Spirit of God. “But know that there are snares laid
by the enemy, and you who continue with Me are wise in that you didn’t
fall into that snare, but there are many snares,” says the Lord.
“Always humble yourself. Consider yourself blessed. Never take credit
for the fact that you’ve continued with Me, but understand that as a
good shepherd I have led you and as a humble sheep you have obeyed My
“So, Take heart!” says the Spirit of God. “For I am calling many many
many back unto me this year, as I do every year, but especially this
year,” says the Spirit of God. “For this year, 2011, is starting a new
decade – a new 10-year period – where there is ample grace to see
salvation, ample grace to forgive, ample grace to have repentance in
your heart, and ample grace to feel my great love even for those who
are lost for whatever reason; those who are astray for whatever
“So believe Me,” says the Lord. “Believe Me that I want them back unto
Me. I want them in the Father’s house, and as they dwell under the
shadow of the Almighty, then I can bless them with the blessings that
they so abundantly need, that their hearts long for,” says the Spirit
of the Living God.
“Let them come back. Let them embrace Me. Let them lock in to My
Spirit, and let them be able to abide with Me and learn from Me,” says
the Spirit of the Living God.
“And the empty seats will be filled by those who really love and want
to serve Me,” says the Lord. “Help them to lock in. Be the witness that
I know you can be. Live for Me, and live as a good example before men,
and surely they will stay and they will grow, and they will flourish
just as you do,” says the Spirit of the Living God.
Scriptures to Pray for the
For God may speak in one way, or in another,
Yet man does not perceive it.
In a dream, in a vision of the night,
When deep sleep falls upon men,
While slumbering on their beds,
Then He opens the ears of men,
And seals their instruction.
In order to turn man from his deed,
And conceal pride from man,
He keeps back his soul from the Pit,
And his life from perishing by the sword.
"Man is also chastened with pain on his bed,
And with strong pain in many of his bones,
So that his life abhors bread,
And his soul succulent food.
His flesh wastes away from sight,
And his bones stick out which once were not seen.
Yes, his soul draws near the Pit,
And his life to the executioners.
“If there is a messenger for him,
A mediator, one among a thousand,
To show man His uprightness,
Then He is gracious to him, and says,
‘Deliver him from going down to the Pit; I have found a ransom’;
His flesh shall be young like a child’s, He shall return to the days
of his youth.
He shall pray to God,
and He will delight in him,
He shall see His face with joy,
For He restores to man His righteousness.
Then he looks at men and says,
‘I have sinned, and perverted what was right,
And it did not profit me.’
He will redeem his soul from going down to the Pit,
And his life shall see the light.
“Behold, God works all these things, Twice, in fact, three times with a
To bring back his soul from the Pit,
That he may be enlightened with the light of life.
Therefore, behold, I will hedge up your way with thorns, And wall her
in, So that she cannot find her paths. She will chase her lovers, But
not overtake them; Yes, she will seek them, but not find them.
Then she will say, ‘I will go and return to my first husband, For then
it was better for me than now.’
“But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired
servants have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I
will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have
sinned against heaven and before you, and I am no longer worthy to be
called your son. Make me like one of your hired servants.”’
“And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great
way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on
his neck and kissed him. And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have
sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be
called your son.’