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 demonic influence.
The following binding prayer is not specifically for conversion of children, but it can be used on yourself and anyone you have authority over, like your children.
Binding Prayer in English & Latin
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.
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 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 binding prayers?