Prayers and Promises for Worried Parents

Hope for Your Prodigal. Help for You

Prayers and Promises for Worried Parents

Are you waiting for God to work his plan in your child’s life? This inspirational collection of powerful stories and prayers offers comforting advice to concerned moms and dads.


Worrying about our loved ones is the worst kind of worry in the world, espe­cially when it’s our children for whom we’re concerned. From the moment they’re born, our youngsters have an unrivaled place in our hearts, and we feel an unending burden for their welfare. We do our best to provide for them and to protect them. But sometimes, like the prodigal’s father in Luke 15, all we can do is entrust them to the Lord, love them, and give them time to find their way. Nothing is more difficult.

Prayers and Promises for Worried Parents offers hope for your prodigal and help for you. In more than a hundred brief readings, Robert J. Morgan offers doses of hope—encouragements from Scripture, effective prayers, true-life stories, promises from God’s Word, timely quotes, and helpful hints for coping with yourself and your child in difficult times.

God specializes in being gracious, and prodigals have a way of coming home. Don’t despair over your wayward ones. The Lord hasn’t given up on them. Nor on you!
  • Howard Books | 
  • 240 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781476740676 | 
  • September 2013
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Reading Group Guide

This reading group guide for Prayers and Promises for Worried Parents includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Robert Morgan. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.


Life as a parent can be exhausting as well as exhilarating, but when a child decides to walk the path of the prodigal, there are often few voices speaking into the pain and confusion that parents experience. What does it mean to follow Jesus in the midst of the storm? How can parents know the peace that passes understanding while all hell seems to be breaking loose? Drawing from the depths of his own journey through the valley of the shadow of parenting a prodigal child, Rob Morgan offers signposts of hope and encouragement to parents who long to walk with God and be transformed by their suffering.  

Topics & Questions for Discussion 

1. In the Foreword, Stephen Arterburn describes God as a parent who “has had nothing but trouble with his children,” in spite of His perfect love for each one. How did seeing God in this light impact you?
2. In the first section entitled “Praying,” the author describes the powe see more

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About the Author

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Robert J. Morgan

Rob J. Morgan is the pastor of The Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee, where he has served for thirty-three years. He has authored more than twenty books, including The Lord Is My Shepherd, The Red Sea Rules, and Then Sings My Soul. He conducts Bible conferences, family retreats, and leadership seminars across the country. He and his wife, Katrina, live in Nashville. His website is