Prayer for my son who has walked away from the Lord

by Angie
(Kansas)

My son turns 17 this week. A few years back he got involved with a non Christian girl and she showed him terrible things and he changed while dating her. His grades dropped dramatically, his attitude changed and he became very disrespectful and went from being a good boy who was respectful and followed the rules and loved the Lord to the very opposite. He started dressing different and listening to inappropriate music. I could not stand by and allow him to continue on the path of destruction. So I took him away from her, pulled him out of the school.


He went through a withdrawl for a time, mad, blaming me telling me I ruined his life and he was going to be with her no matter what. I had put him in a Christian school at that time. A few months later he started coming around, thinking more clearly and even came to me and thanked me for doing that. That he could see what kind of a person she was and that she was a bad influence on his life and he was glad he was in the Christian school. He started reading his Bible more and asking more questions and wanting to have discussions about it. Wanting to grow. However, due to financial changes in our lives we could no longer afford the Christian school and so sent him to the local school.

He actually was doing very well until 2nd semester when the girl transfered to his school. Now the same situation has happended again. Only this time he is at a deeper darker dispare. He has alienated his friends, gotten his bad attitude back, getting in trouble at school, and planning on leaving when she graduates and being with her no matter what. He is in deneial about the whole situation. His friends at school are even telling him that this girl has low morals, a negative influence on him and he wont listen to them.

He is lying to us telling us he is going to the movies with his guy friends and he goes with her. He told me he was spending the night at his friends house and he went and had sex with her. It just keeps going worse and worse. He says we are too strict and wont let him do anything.

Well, when you break the rules and get grounded that means you dont get to do anything, right? So it's from his choices. He wants to govern his own life and for us to get out of it. He says we try to talk to him too much, that everything is always a life lesson. The people I've talked to all say the same thing not knowing the others have said it. They are telling me to take him out of this school and put him back in the christian school, to get him away from her. She is like a drug to him and he is addicted to her and the addiction is taking over and consuming him.

He has pulled away from God and off the path of righteousness and is now on the path of destruction. He will be 18 in one year. Please pray that God will guide us, give us strength, and do what ever it takes to get our son's attention and bring him back to the Lord. Thank you

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Dear Angie
by: Anonymous

I read your prayer, and understand how hard it is when your son rebels against you. My own son is 23, had a christian up-bringing and has rebelled against me and his faith. All I can do now is trust in the promises of the bible. I think of the faith as small as a mustard seed and the prodigal son. I pray that for you as well as for myself that our son's know deep inside of them the truth of god's word and in god's good timing will come home like in the prodigal son. God Bless you and your family. Amen.

Dear Angie
by: Anonymous

I read your prayer, and understand how hard it is when your son rebels against you. My own son is 23, had a christian up-bringing and has rebelled against me and his faith. All I can do now is trust in the promises of the bible. I think of the faith as small as a mustard seed and the prodigal son. I pray that for you as well as for myself that our son's know deep inside of them the truth of god's word and in god's good timing will come home like in the prodigal son. God Bless you and your family. Amen.

Prayer for Family Healing
by: Anonymous

Hi Angie,

I will pray for your family!

As you requested, I will pray that God guides you and your husband, gives you strength, and brings your son back to the Lord.

I understand how difficult it can be to watch someone you love go down a path that you do not think is good for him. But, sometimes our sight is limited and God has a higher plan that we can't see. So, perhaps it would help to turn the situation over to God and trust in him. Even if it is painful for you, God has a plan and he will not abandon your son (no matter what!). Perhaps instead of taking your son away from you, God has brought your son's girlfriend to your family so that she can experience a loving, spiritual family life.

People aren't inherently "good" or "bad." At our core we are all good and meant to love God. Some children have grown up in unfortunate family lives which have taught them inappropriate ways to get appropriate needs met. That isn't a reflection on their character or soul. So, I will also pray tonight that you and your husband are able to accept your son's new girlfriend and share God's love with her.

Perhaps in time, if you welcome her and treat her with respect, she will pleasantly surprise you! If you welcome her and she doesn't respond with kindness back, I bet your son will see on his own that she isn't the kind of girl he wants to date. Often, children at that age rebel. If you try to control them, they'll rebel harder. If you support them, they often stop fighting you and make the decisions that are best for them, often the decisions you'd want them to make.

Good luck to you! May God bless and protect all of you and fill you with his peace and love!

i think its love
by: shweta

Hi Angie,
After reading your prayer, I feel your son loves her. It may be a true love. The more you resist, the more he will go away from you.
Angie I can understand how you are feeling. But you also need to understand your son. I'll suggest you that you should become friend with that girl. Your son is in teenage. Kids in these modern age like to dress, behave on their own.
I think may be you are a like a strict school teacher at home. But you have to be his mom cum friend.
Your son loves her alot. Try to meet her. Have a friendly chat. May be you can both of them for good.
Remember, God has made everyone. We judge them good or bad. At times, few people are far more better than we think they are.!!
We will all pray for your son. May God bless you, your son & that girl.

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