The key to your sons and daughters returning home is to release them through forgiveness. For I said that I am turning the hearts of the fathers to their children first. Then the children's hearts will turn. It may not seem fair to you, but trust Me in this. You are not the only one hurting. Ask Me and I will show you how to pray and what you need to do. I have a plan and I have promised you family salvation. Therefore make declarations and I will save those who are not innocent through your righteous decrees. For none are righteous save through the Blood of My Son.
Go in peace and do not fear. Forgive and release those whom you have held in prison through your unrighteous judgments. For I am the one true righteous, holy God and judge. My mercy triumphs over judgment. Therefore imitate your Father and release them. You will be amazed at the transformation that will take place. For I will have My way with them and use them in great and glorious ways.
Malachi 4:6 New Life Version (NLV)
And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers. Or else I will come and destroy the land with a curse.
Acts 11:13-14 New Living Translation (NLT)
13 He told us how an angel had appeared to him in his home and had told him, ‘Send messengers to Joppa, and summon a man named Simon Peter. 14 He will tell you how you and everyone in your household can be saved!’
Job 22:28, 30 Amplified Bible (AMP)
28 “You will also decide and decree a thing, and it will be established for you;
And the light [of God’s favor] will shine upon your ways.
30 “He will even rescue the one [for whom you intercede] who is not innocent;
And he will be rescued through the cleanness of your hands.”
James 2:12-13 The Message (MSG)
12-13 Talk and act like a person expecting to be judged by the Rule that sets us free. For if you refuse to act kindly, you can hardly expect to be treated kindly. Kind mercy wins over harsh judgment every time.