Father I want to ask for forgiveness, grace and mercy. This prayer should have been done a long long time ago. I’m asking you, begging you to please look after and follow our second son, who has drifted away from us. We desperately would like to be reconciled with him.
Since we no longer have a position to act as a guide to him, we have found ourselves completely dependant on you to play that role.
We know how much you love him. We know you would look after him even if we had not prayed for you to do so, so I’m asking if you could give us peace and mercy. Our hearts ache for him. We worry about him. We pray one day we will be comforted with him.
We love him.
In your Son’s holy name, amen.