The parable of the prodigal son is one of the greatest love stories ever told - a story filled with mercy and grace. It is a parable of how God views us and how we can choose to repent and turn to God or reject him. You will read in the Bible verses below about a father and two sons. While the older son stayed home and worked hard for his father, the younger son ran away with his inheritance and spend it on foolish things. Finding himself alone, working as a slave for food, and having to live with pigs, the younger son returns home begging to work for his father. The father welcomes home his son with open arms and great compassion. The oldest son becomes very angry with his brother for coming back home and with his father for accepting him home.

Read the following Bible story verses for the prodigal son to better understand the meaning of this parable. Discover how God, our loving Father, is waiting for us to repent and come to him!