Prayer to Restore My Relationship with my Children

by Terry (Woodinville,WA)

Dear Heavenly Father,

I am asking your help in restoring my relationships with all of my teenage children. My son who resents me for divoricing his dad, and resents me for giving his baby sister more attention than him in his perspective. I love him and I did the best I could at the time.

Please make him realize how much I did love him all along and still do. Please restore the once loving relationship my middle daughter and I had, where she as my mini me and I were so bonded and then the teenage years tore us apart. I miss her and love her dearly and long to be close to her.

Lord, please soften the heart of my youngest daughter who I let down by losing my temper and calling her dad to come get her. I know she feels betrayed and abandoned however I just couldnt handle the maddness of dealing with teenage attitudes. Lord forgive me for my weakness of character and drinking to self medicate my frustrations.

Forgive me for being selfish and not having a mature marriage. Forgive me for being weak and unable to be the perfect parent. I gave them the best I could with the self esteem and energy at the time. Lord, I was so exhausted and maxed out from all the demands of parenthood, I am so sorry I didnt call on your strength and iinstead I called on the bottle.

Lord, help me to stay sober and drink of your spirit only, and please Lord, heal the hearts of my children. You are the Lord of forgiveness, please send your angels to their hearts/minds and souls and infuse them with a desire to need mom’s love, care, touch, voice, smile, attention, involvement.

Thank you Lord Jesus, All things are possible through you God Almighty. Thank you. I ask this in the name of my Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

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