For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, 1 Colossians 1:9
Praying for a prodigal has you experiencing a lot of emotions like a wave. Typically, most slowly roll across the surface building up until it peaks and then folds back into the water with a small crash. Those are easy to pick back up and begin again.
Sometimes the wave gets really big. It builds up with great strength and height that is very powerful. But when it hits its peak and comes crashing down it hits hard, forcefully, and takes longer to recover from.
But at times the ocean is completely still and there is no movement on the surface. The waves for some reason aren’t activated and the surface is in a state of rest. Underneath the water there is still a lot of movement and life.
Whether you are in a season of bringing big battle wave prayers, consistent rolling wave prayers, or resting to listen to God, keep in mind to never quit. Don’t stay still longer than needed out of hopelessness or fear. May your rest be to refocus on God instead of your prodigal.