If you’ve never used a binding prayer out of fear, rest assured, this prayer was recommended by Fr. Chad Ripperger, and falls under the category of binding and loosing prayers.
One of the most painful trials parents face is when their children leave the faith.
It happens more than people realize.
Often, our children’s forays into the darkness are the result of demonic influence, which means we can use a binding prayer to counteract this influence.
The following binding prayer is not specifically for conversion of children.
It is a general binding prayer, but it can be used on yourself and anyone you have authority over, like your children.
The demons would love to claim our children for their own, but God is all powerful and he won’t let that happen.
The following prayer is found in Fr Chad Ripperger’s book of binding & loosing prayers called, Deliverance Prayers – For Use By the Laity, in order to help with spiritual warfare.
Binding Prayer in English (Deliverance Prayers – For Use By the Laity)
Spirit of N., I bind you in the Name of Jesus, by the power of the most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ and by the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Michael the Archangel, the blessed Apostles, Peter and Paul and all of the saints, and I command you to leave N. (Name of person or object) and go to the foot of the Holy Cross to receive your sentence, in the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Binding Prayer in Latin (Deliverance Prayers – For Use By the Laity)
Spiritus N., ego te ligo in nomine Jesu, potestate Crucis sancti, potestate pretiosissimi Sanguinis Domini nostri Jesu Christi, et per intercessione beatissime Mariae Virginis, sancti Michaelis archangeli, beatorum Apostolorum Petri et Pauli, et omnium Sanctorum et te impero recedere N. et ire ad pedem Crucis sancti sententiam tuam recipere, in nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen.
“N” can be any particular vice or issue that you are praying against. For example, if your child is cohabitating, you might want to pray against the spirit of fornication – fornicationis in Latin.
A list of names of spirits can be found in Fr Chad Ripperger’s book, Deliverance Prayers – For Use By the Laity.
This Catholic binding prayer can be used for any spiritual battles you are dealing with and for anyone you might have authority over, like your children.
Have you made use of Catholic binding prayers?
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- Deliverance Prayers – For Use By the Laity by Fr Chad Ripperger: Amazon
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- Manual for Spiritual Warfare: Amazon |Catholic Company
This article was originally posted in 2018 and updated in 2022.