Prayer to save my son

by Cynthia (Asheville, NC)

Save my son, Oh Lord!

Please do not turn your back on him and forget him. He was once yours and he still belongs to you. He has just forgotten.

Please don’t forget him…

Please be that voice in his head that calls him back to safety.

Please watch over him and keep him safe when he is not in control of his body and his mind.

Oh, Father, you gave him to me to love and protect, but he is no
longer under my roof of protection. He is out in the world, on his own, and I can’t protect him! Only you can hide him under your wings so that those who would do him harm would not find him defenseless…

Lord, he is looking to the world for approval, and the world approves of evil and hates the truth, please help him see how dangerous some of his “friends” are to him…

Please open his eyes, remove the scales that prevent him from seeing the truth of the danger that he is tempting…he doesn’t even realize how close he has come to irreversible harm…

My son, Lord, once loved you and identified himself as your child. I know that he still loves you, but he is hiding his face in shame right now…fearing your wrath and numbing his pain in alcohol. Please forgive him when he, trembling, comes to you and silently confesses his sin. Please reach out with your strong arms and take him into a hug that a mere earthly mother could never duplicate.

Please break his strong will, Lord, in the way only You can, protecting him and preserving him for your use someday…when he is well enough to help others…

My son is an alcoholic, college student, fraternity brother, a good boy who has lost his way and is no longer walking the narrow path that You have chosen for him…he is far from home, and all alone…only YOU can save him and guide him back to Your path for him…help him, Lord, save him, Lord, love him, Lord, as only You can…

I pray this in the strong name of Jesus, who loves and saves the lost…


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  1. Thanksgiving 2014

    I literally stumbled onto this prayer today, as I thought I was typing in my password for my AOL account. The first few words caught the idea and a search produced a page of many sites dealing with “Saving my son”, I was lead to this prayer by God Himself, as today my son and I will meet for the first time in over 3 months. We became estranged in August, his choice. I’ve prayed daily for restoration and healing of our relationship and for him to find his way back to God. When he told my ex-husband that he and his girlfriend would accept our invitation to Thanksgiving dinner, I was overwhelmed with joy. They haven’t arrived yet, but I am trusting God for a miracle to restore the loving relationship that he and I shared not so long ago. I am moved beyond words with the events of today, mainly, my son coming over and finding this prayer. Thank you, Lord for leading me this day and thank you to whomever penned this prayer. You have given a mother a prayer I can pray daily that hits every emotion and need spot on. Wishing a Blessed Thanksgiving to everyone!

  2. Still praying...

    Dear mother who found this prayer, I am so happy that these words which were written through a blur of tears could have touched your life. I will pray for your relationship with your son. God is so good, and I am always so happy when something like this happens to remind me if His constant presence. We r still in prayer for our son, but see good things every day…
    I want you to know how your comment has blessed me as well. I had lost this link and couldn’t find it! When you made a comment, they notified me! I now have this to pray over my son again!
    May God Bless you and your son!!

  3. Praying for my Son

    Thank you for this son is weak and lost.father i prayer is that you take him under your wings and protect and guide him in Jesus Holy name Amen

  4. Thank you. Your prayer helped me.

    While I was searching for a prayer for my son I found yours.
    My son’s attack is in the form of depression. He was also raised in the word, and lovedThe Lord from an early age. The attacks are so constant and it has become difficult for him to believe anymore.
    Thank you so much for posting your prayer. It is encouraging to know that other believing parents are openly praying for their children. This is not a time for denial or pride.
    May God Bless you!

  5. prayer

    I Thank the Lord and you for finding this Prayer ,iam praying for you and your So’n and my So’n and vor all the others out there the Lord is everything with lots of Love Form Heidelberg Germany

  6. Gods Devine intercession

    Cynthia, bless you and my God bless your son who I lift up in prayer along with my son . I just typed ones search. I am in Texas but my son is in Asheville . Only YOUR prayer came up. I have faith and God showed me a sign today through my blur of tears into your beautiful timely anonymous embrace. Thank you.

  7. Still praying...

    I am so touched and happy that this prayer has been helpful to you ! I will continue to pray for your sons as well as my own. May we all remember that once someone belongs to God, they always will! And the fervent prayers of a mother for a child are always heard…

  8. Reposted your prayer

    I too, sit here with tear filled eyes, in continual prayer for my 23 year old son. Though I see my son on a regular basis, he is no longer here, for the alcohol and drugs have consumed him.
    I hope you don’t mind, but I posted your prayer on my son’s facebook page. I felt led to share your prayer…you see, last night I prayed to God to lay on my heart a way to reach my son. In some divine manner, my son accidently left his facebook page up on my computer, and I felt the need to reach out to him there. As I began to write, I could not find the words. I put in a google seach for a prayer and yours was the first I found. It said everything I was unable to say. And I knew then, God’s hand was at work with everything falling into place as it did. I did add a few of my own words at the bottom of your prayer, praying for his “friends”, that they may seek God as well. If this is not acceptable, please let me know, and I will remove it. Thank you for your prayer, and may God give you, and all parents going through this, comfort in His loving arms.

  9. Thank you for the prayer

    Thank you for posting this prayer. I’ve just read it out loud. The situation with my 29 year old son is so painful. Just yesterday I surrendered my life back to the Lord. Maybe it needed to be so painful with my son(s), actually two of them, that I would come back to my faith as a Christian.

    God bless you in 2017.

  10. May real god do his work and miracles

    Want to thank God for everything he has done for me and need god to protect all my children in sickness in health in might name of god Amen

  11. Thanks

    I just want to say thank you for this prayer . I have two sons that needs to come back to Jesus and His saving grace. Let’s continue to pray for our children.

  12. Your prayer has given me hope for my son

    I found your prayer made me feel that I’m not the only mother who has lost touch with her son. My son is estranged from me because he blames me for the breakup of my marriage to his father. I love him so much and just thinking about him makes me cry every day. His father and I are friends and I pray every day that somehow I can make amends and become his wife again. I pray everyday for my son’s forgiveness and to have another chance for my marriage, to be a family again. The pain is so deep, I cry as I’m writing this. Your prayer gives me incentive and hope that God will hear my prayers too. I pray to God to guide me and show me the way to get my family back. Thank you for your encouragement and I pray that you will find happiness and love again with your son.

  13. help

    I can’t help my child because law is against me. in order to respect his father’s rights no one except me is fighting for my child’s rights. my prayers are not heard and everyone is looking upon me because im seen as the one who destroyed the family. but it was the continuous violence and insults that led me to run away. now i can’t help my child and i feel useless. neither God is listening to me.

  14. Thank you

    I love this prayer, I am printing it and will pray it each day. My son too thinks that he knows what is best for him and I see evidence that he is being deceived by the devil, disguised as marijuana and a search for fame. My son is a sweet young man, raised in the church with compassion for all but he has been mislead. Lord help me help him. Lord I too pray that you will break his plight before it is too late.

  15. Prayers for my kids

    My 38 yr old son is lost and scare and lonely and sick he is at a hospital and is homeless .he believes in me when I pray for him and need a family chain of pray for him now.

  16. Deliver & save my son

    Lord, please deliver my 18 yr old son David from his addiction. It does not serve him & I know it is not the life he is meant to live. Please open his eyes, break his strong will & let him see the dangers he is tempting. Remove all bad influences even those he calls “friends”. Bring Godly friends into his life & let him seek help. Please put up a wall if need be so he hits rock bottom and wants help. He is struggling, alone, scared, angry and depressed. He once loved You but has lost his way. He uses this drug to cope when all he really needs is You, Oh Lord. Please come back into his life, lift him up and fill him with Your love & guidance. Fill his heart, mind, body and soul with You, Oh Lord. Bring him back to his family, heal us, bring peace and restore our relationship. Let him follow Your path. In Jesus Name, Amen.

  17. Make my son whole again

    Dear Lord, Please help my son Jordan (24 years old ), to fight the demons of depression, self-harming, PTSD , and Alcohol, As I write this I heard he is now in Police Custody, He is alone and struggling in this dark world, Hold a lamp to his feet , to guide Jordan back into the arms of you .Restore him to the young man he was ,
    In Jesus Christ might name I pray …

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