A Binding Prayer for the Conversion of Our Adult Children – English & Latin

If you’ve never used a binding prayer out of fear, rest assured, this prayer was recommended by Fr. Chad Ripperger.  

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. 


Binding Prayer in English

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 toreceive your sentence, in the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Binding Prayer in Latin

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.

Source: Deliverance Prayers – For Use By the Laity


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?


Helpful Resources


See Also Prayer Against Every Evil

  • LeahS says:

    I am praying for my adult child to return to the faith. Child attended Catholic HS but lived in NYC during college and about 6 years adterward.. Had been cohabitatiing for 6 years and is now single. I dont understand exactly why child is blocked w this; however I really want to approach this correctly. I am now in Trad church. When child was hkung, we experienced what we now know was Iongoing demonic attacks for 3 years when child age 3 – 6. W sightings, physical attacks (scratches w bleeding etc.) A lot of ongoing activity during years later on. Significant. I’m praying 7 Sorrows to reveal source, but not sure what I’m doing. Asking priest for permission to start the Auxillium Christianorem prayers. BUT.. How do I know which spirit to bind in prayer.i hear it’s bad if you dont identify and target correct one. I don’t want to empower it/them more. Please advise. Thank you! Also…..
    Am I advised to not read the book meant for only priests. I don’t want to do anything wrong..

    • BeautySoAncient says:

      Hello Leah,

      I am so sorry to hear about your son. He is in our prayers.

      I am not qualified to give you further advice on spiritual warfare, except to say that the prayers in the book I referenced were compiled by Fr Chad Ripperger, who is traditional and an exorcist, so they are safe to pray.

      I don’t want to see you get bogged down and worried about which prayers to use. Until you can get further clarification, please just use specific prayers that the laity have been praying for years, like for example:

      Prayer to St Michael
      Prayer to St Joseph to Obtain a Conversion
      Salutations to Mary to Obtain a Conversion

      These are all good prayers to pray for your specific situation.

      God bless!

  • Kate says:

    Do you know if saying this prayer for my younger brother would be OK; do I have the authority over him to do so? I’ve tried looking it up to no avail, and he seriously needs these types of prayers.

  • Christine says:

    I have been taught by religious and priests that the correct wording for deliverance ministry, when praying for another person, is usually “bind” not commanding evil spirit to leave. That wording is for the self or for the priest.

  • Em says:

    When using the prayers found in this handbook, do things get a little worse before they get better? I’m sure it’s not going to just magically go away. I’m interested in others experience when they first started using the prayers.