Please e-mail us with your requests.
In His Love,
sheryl & patrick
"If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."
Matthew 21: 17
"And I will do whatever you ask for in My name, so that the Father's glory will be shown through the Son. If you ask Me for anything in My name, I will do it."
"...Yet not what I want, but what You want."
Jesus on the cross, Mark 14: 36 (Also Luke 22:42)
----------Carol, February 1, 2017
Please pray for my 18-year-old daughter. We are estranged. I am heart broken. She has been physically and mentally abusive the last couple years. I've caused some hurt, too. I pray for healing and forgiveness Thank you.
144. Karrena, January 21, 2017
Please pray for my daughter. She left my house with my nine-month-old grandson and has blocked me from her phone. ...My heart is broken and I'm just about hanging in there. I pray and talk to God through his Son our Savior Jesus Christ. I don't know what to do. Please pray for a reconciliation with my daughter and for her to please let me see my little man. I just want to hold him.
143. Glenda, November 22, 2016
Please pray for myself and my daughter. She is not speaking to me. She blocked my number from her phone. She is my only child.
142. Teresa, September, 23, 2016
I saw your post about your divorce and struggle with your son. After many separations, a divorce, and remarried again to same man, I have finally decided to divorce again.... So now, my children feel that I'm destroying our family for my pursuit of happiness. My daughter doesn't want to speak to me and has told me she would rather stay with her father and my son, because they are happy. My son is being manipulated by my husband and, as of today, doesn't want to speak to me....
141. Danielle, September 22, 2016
I left a marriage four months ago due to verbal and physical abuse. I have 50/50 custody of our son. I miss him so badly as I've always been his mom and primary caretaker and now I share. He is 5. His dad now acts like his best friend, and my son acts like he doesn't love me. I'm being punished, I just know it. It's breaking my heart. I need prayers for me and my son. I love him with everything I am.
140. Sandy, September 4, 2016
Thank you for your site and prayers. My adult daughters shunned me for divorcing their father after 30 difficult years of marriage. I tried so hard to make it work, but in the end his behavior became so cruel and disrespectful. I could not bear the pain anymore.... I chose to stay home with my daughters and him and moved whenever he wanted to for his job. I didn't drag my daughters into the divorce muck and so they ended up just hearing my ex-husband side of the story. ... I'm barely scraping by financially and my oldest daughter told me I got what I deserve. She has a baby now but doesn't come visit me ever. I am allowed to see the baby but it's strained and sad. I feel so broken and devastated. Please pray for my daughters to see the truth in this situation and to know how much I love them.
139. Jerry, August 24, 2016
When my daughter was 10, she cut off all communication with me... Now she is 22 and continues to hate me for whatever the reason. I ALWAYS tried to be a good Christian dad, paying my child support and etc. My daughter is in college now and lives with her mom but I have not been able to find out anything about her since her mother blocked my phone numbers. As you can imagine, this hurts terribly. Please pray.
138. Roberta, August 10, 2016
Will you please pray for me as I am estranged from some of my adult children. Thank you.
137. Kristie, July 15, 2016
Please pray for my son to soften his heart towards me. He has been out of my life for the past nine years. He will be 28 years old this year.... I have contacted him numerous times during these nine years and no response. He will not answer my texts or messages. I am heartbroken. Now he has a family and I am afraid I will never get to meet my six-month-old grandson! ....
136. Maria, June 21, 2016
I'm in need of extra prayers for my daughter to come back home. She is 18 years old and graduated from high school four days ago and has decided to leave home to be with her boyfriend. I know she's hurting so much because she just lost her father a few months ago.... I'm so scared and lost. I have to stay focused & strong for my 14-year-old daughter. I would really appreciate your prayers.
135. Johanna, June 17, 2016
After six years of no communication, my youngest son, now 36, has reached out to get together in a Philadelphia park so he can introduce me to my ten-month-old grandson. This will happen on Saturday late morning, June 25, 2016. Please pray for us that this reunion will open the path to healing for us and for the whole family.
134. LouAnn, June 9, 2016
In constant prayer for our family. Broken by sixteen years of alienation/estrangement. We give thanks to God for you. For His ministries of reconciliation and comfort being accomplished through you both and disciples of Jesus like you.
133. Dolores, May 6, 2016
I've been praying for my two sons to come back into my life. I divorced their father after 32 years of marriage. I also have a daughter who is not estranged from me. My sons understood the divorce as they knew how long I dealt with mainly their father's drinking. What they are angry about is that I remarried a few years later. My sons and I were always very close. I think about them every day and my heart aches. I have grandchildren that I don't know, missed my younger son's wedding, etc. I used to send them cards but was told to stop. I still text them on their birthday. It's been 8 years and I still pray and hold out hope because too much time is passing quickly. I believe I found your site for a reason. I can use as many prayers as it takes to bring my sons back to me!
NOTE FROM SHERYL: Dolores, I usually only post portions of letters, but I've posted yours in its entirety because I think so many hurting people can relate.Sadly, you are not alone. My heart goes out to you, and I will pray that God opens the eyes and hearts of your sons, that they lift you up as their mother and honor the place that you hold in their lives. May God also bless and strengthen you as you move through the days ahead. Sometimes all we can do is pray and wait for God's timing. With love and prayers, sheryl
132. Brenda, April 26, 2016
My daughter left home because I called her names...I want her to come home and give me a second chance...I will never mistreat her again in any way.... Please, I beg you to pray for her to come home. This is killing me. God bless.
131. Bill, March 23, 2016
I found your old posts about not speaking to your son. I am going through something similar with my oldest daughter....She refuses visitation and to take my phone calls or answer my texts. My two younger children still come visit me and we have a fairly decent relationship. But I haven't had more than a two-word conversation with my oldest daughter, who's 13, in 18 months....
130. Linda, January 27, 2016
My son has been estranged from me and the family for over four years and counting. He is very angry and unhappy. I NEED him back in my life right now. I've been in the hospital for several days with severe pneumonia and NEED to see him. One never knows if I will leave here alive. I cry because I want to see him. I beg and plead with God to soften his heart and allow him into our lives once again.
129. Cristy, December 27, 2015
I've got three boys and I have totally lost their hearts.... I don't what to do. I pray and I'm so lost without my boys. Please help me. I also have a 19-year-old boy who...needs prayer. Thank you.
128. Nancy, December 22, 2015
I am recently divorced and have found someone who truly is a soulmate... The only problem is that my daughter, who wanted me to get a divorce, has totally disowned me, stating I was a horrible mom, etc... It's been a year. She is 24 years old and living with her dad.... My request is for prayers to unite us once again as we were once extremely close. Let her be tolerant and learn peace and love of others, forgiveness.... Unite my familyand my relationship with her.
127. Angela, December 20, 2015
I came across your website about estrangement and wanted to reach out to you. I am going through a very difficult time right now, especially with the upcoming holidays....I have three grown estranged children, since a very hostile divorce of over 20 years ago. They are all holding grudges and I have had to accept the estrangement of my two grown sons. However, ...since Easter (April 2015), my daughter and her husband will not allow me to have anything to do with my two very young grandchildren.... they are relentless about this, and it is making me physically and emotionally sick. I know it is adversely affecting my grandchildren. ... Please pray that their hearts will soften and come to the realization that I am their children's only grandmother, and they are missing out on the love and bonding that we shared since they were born.
126. Belinda, December 19, 2015
I was married...and had a beautiful amazing family....I hurt my husband so bad, and then I hurt my son also... I believe he hates me. I miss him so much. He was there for his dad through all the hurt and never left his side. I have filed for divorce because I can't imagine anything getting better. But I want it to. Please put them in prayer, and I pray for God to wrap his precious arms around them and bring restoration to this home. Through this and all I've done, God has not left me or forsaken me. I love Him and I am so thankful for Him and all He does.
125. Carole, October 12, 2015
I have been praying for five years for my son and his family to reconcile with me. I really want to see my grandchildren, but his wife won't allow it. ...When she gets mad at a family member, the whole family is out of the picture. This really breaks my heart, that a person can hold a grudge this long. The children want to see everyone, but they have no voice in the matter. Please help me pray that Jesus will somehow intervene in this. I know my son wants to see his family, but what he has to go through is awful. Thank you for your prayers.
124. Rebecca, August 21, 2015
I have not heard or seen my 15-year-old son for four months now. He is my only child and this has got to be the hardest thing I have ever had to go through. Your story gives me hope for a future with him, although it seems impossible right now. Thanks for sharing your story!
123. Jan, August 11, 2015
...Please pray that Justin (son) will soften his heart towards his dad and that all hurt will be healed and that my husband and our son's relationship is restored, reconciled and resurrected and that forgiveness, love, happiness and peace will restore father and son....
122. Bonita, August 4, 2015
I saw your post online about your son who stopped speaking to you when you divorced ... I am going the same thing now. It's so painful. My son who just turned 13 in June hasn't seen me or spoke to me in over a year (July 2014) when his father & I separated. ... His dad encourages this and alienates my son from me... Your post gave me hope, seeing that you now have a close relationship with your son. ... I do call/ text my son almost daily and try to see him and will not give up on my child.
121. Mapule, July 13, 2015
....I am worried about about my son as everything that is happening is not him at all. Please pray for his safety, for him to go back to work and to also remember how close we are as family and how much we love him. This is the most difficult time in our lives. He does not see anything wrong with what has happening.....
120. Stella, June 28, 2015
I pray for my son, that he will find happiness and believe that his family loves him.
119. Minnie, May 28, 2015
Please help me pray for my daughter, that she will forgive her father and start to bond again. It is affecting her emotionally and mentally and started breaking down. We all live in the same house and that makes it even worse because she doesn't feel her home as a comfort zone. May she learn that forgiveness and open mind truly heals. Thank you very much. May God bless you all.
118. Trish, May 23, 2015
I recently stumbled on your post about being estranged from your son after your divorce. I needed to share my experience with you because I'm desperate for advice... I have tried everything to get through to my son but he is being very stubborn very disrespectful and sadly enough just like his father, very vindictive and spiteful. He has said very very mean and nasty things to me that have hurt me to the core. ... I'm getting it thrown in my face that he is 18 and that he can make his own decisions and that whether I like it or not his decision is to not speak to me....
117. Anthony, March 5, 2015
Please pray for me and my son. We need help. He believes I am the enemy. He has been a troubled boy for years, and it has only gotten worse now that he is older.
116. Sharilyn, February 11, 2015
It was wonderful to find your site. I... ended a 23-year marriage due to being unhappy... My boys are 19 and 17. They are extremely angry and won't hardly talk to me. ... I am very hurt, lost, and most of all don't know what to do. I have been blessed to find a great church that has wrapped around me...Please pray for me and my family. It saddens my heart...
115. Emme, January 25, 2015
My son's fiancee has driven a wedge between me and him. I am heartbroken. We have always been close. She can't stand for him to have any family connections.... She does not believe in God and has robbed him of his faith. It's a horrible situation.
114. Tricia, January 12, 2015
I am asking for prayers for my son and daughter. I divorced in 2012, going on three years now. My son has taken this especially hard. He is angry and depressed. ... I am asking for prayers of healing. Healing for my son (and my daughter who needs it, of course, but is dealing better), healing for our relationship. I want to feel free to let my son fly without the fear of his failure. I want my son back….
113. Lori, December 14 2014
My 15-year-old son and I have always been so close.... In July my son suddenly moved in with his Dad...My son now acts angry at me, and I reach out every week, telling him I love and miss him and want to see him. He ignores me.... Pray my son see the truth that he can have two loving parents, and a happy well rounded life, and that he rejoins those who love and miss him so much. I ache for him. I have not seen him in five months. All I want for Christmas is a hug from my son. Thank you for your prayers!
112. Marian, November 28, 2014
Please pray for my daughter and I to reconnect. She is an independent adult who is very angry, and I do not know why. She blames me for everything that is not right in her life. I am a Christian and have experienced the healing power of love many times in my life. I keep giving thanks for her and casting my anxiety on The Lord. Reading your story was incredibly comforting. Thank you and may God bless you.
111. Anonymous, November 24, 2014
I am currently going through a separation. I wasn't happy for years and finally had the courage to say I'm done.... My son is very angry with me. He is 17 soon to be 18. The way he treats me is pushing me away. I never thought he would be this way. I'm so hurt. I feel like giving up on him, but I also feel like that's not an option as a parent. I don't know what else to do.
110. Tammie, November 20, 2014
I need prayer help for my entire family. [See "Estrangement hurts, no matter the time of year"]
109. Anonymous, November 5, 2014
Please pray for my son, me and our family. We have had some family difficulties in the past three years and I the adult acted as a child. My son now is blaming me for his issues. While I have asked for forgiveness and to move forward, he will not. My husband will not either.
108. Emily, September 27, 2014
I would like a prayer request for my boyfriend and his daughter. She is almost 17 years old.... It's been four years since he's seen or spoken to her. He has no idea what happened and she cut off all contact with her family. I would like to request prayers for strength, comfort, healing, peace, and forgiveness. I love him with all my heart and I hate to see him hurting so much.
107. Dianne, August 25, 2014
I am going through a similar situation now with my 16- year-old son. His father continues to drive a wedge between us with his comments, name calling and not respecting me having a voice as a parent with shared custodial custody.... Please say prayers for me and my son. I love him and want to him succeed. He is a junior this year. I can't help him and pray that he is protected and that someday soon this will chance and he will want me in his life again. I miss him every day, especially that I live 4 hours from him and cannot see when I would like to. He ignores my texts and phone calls and so does his father.
106. Charlene, August 16, 2014
Please add my estranged sons to your prayer list. Todd is 45 and Ryan is 38.
105. Tina, June 19, 2014
I stumbled onto your old posts while doing a Google search....My son...has slowly been pulling away from me for the past few months. I didn't notice it as it was happening because he is 12, the oldest of three, and moody to begin with. Since April, there is no denying the fact that he is very, very angry with me...He is rude and nasty on the phone. I cry daily. Please help me.
104. Rachel, June 17, 2014 (first asked for prayers Nov. 2012)
Please pray for not just me and my two teenaged sons but also for my ex and for both of our extended families who have all been deeply affected by our divorce. Both my ex and I have made quite a few mistakes, and I believe that we both failed to put our sons as The Top Priority. I pray that as time passes, all of our hearts will heal and we can repair the damage and rebuild loving relationships. God bless you, Sheryl, for having this website and allowing people to share their broken hearts and their hopeful stories of progress and reconciliation. Thank you!!!!
103. Patricia, May 29, 2014
Please pray for my 13-year-old daughter and me. She is being told by my ex horrible things. I am in recovery. He alienates us for power and control. Almost two years I have not seen her. I pray she heals and that we see each other soon.
102. Alicia, May 27, 2014
Please pray for my son and me. We are not on talking terms. He and I got into an argument and he now wants nothing to do with me. I ask you to pray for him to find forgiveness in his heart, and watch over him when I am not with him. Please pray that he comes back home and everything will go back to normal.
101. Victoria, April 28, 2014
I am a recovering addict, and my 15-year-old daughter recently decided she wanted to live with her dad due to all the hurt I caused while taking drugs. I just want us to get back to where we were before all the hurt and pain started. Thank you.
100. April, April 14, 2014
Please pray for my daughter. She's 25 and today she decided to push me out of her life. She and her father haven't talked since last year in the summer. I love my daughter very much. Thank you in advance.
98. Ted, March 28, 2014
Please pray for my daughter and myself. My daughter (17 years old) hasn't spoken to me in over four months... I have been divorced for approximately eight years and have recently remarried. I have been totally exiled from any conversation with my daughter. I love her so much and I miss her to no end. I don't know what to do and I really want to spend time with her.
97. Debora, February 4, 2014
I have a daughter, 22...and she moved out of the house to go and stay with an older man... she does not even want to talk to me or her father....We want her to move back home and start her life over, but she does not want anything to do with us...It hurts me so much, and I need prayers.
96. Stacy, January 7, 2014
I divorced my ex 8 months ago, moved out of the house six months ago, and moved out of state. I gave my son the choice to come with me or stay, and he decided to stay with his father. Since I left, he has not spoken to me at all. Doesn't return texts, calls or emails. He's actually started sending my cards back unopened, labeled "refused." It was at that point that I've started to feel defeated...
Some people tell me not to give up. But I don't know what to do....
95. Frances, Dec. 26, 2013
I need prayers to have a better relationship with my 16-year-old daughter. We are estranged from each other because we cannot communicate without getting into a big argument. I love and care for her deeply, but she doesn't seem to think so. I just want to be a good parent to her, but she thinks I am weak and doesn't respect me. She is very angry towards me and creates a negative environment in the home due to her anger. Please pray for us.
94. Jody, Dec. 17, 2013
Please pray for my son and his lack of respect for anyone in authority. He is always rude and cold to me. I caught him doing drugs, and he hates me for that. He wants to move out, and he is only 15 years old. I don't know how to help him, and I pray for guidance in raising him to be a God-loving, kind man. It hurts me so much, and I need prayers for healing my broken heart.
93. Michele, Sept. 28, 2013
My son has not spoken to me for almost four years. He is 24 years old. I am divorced and remarried, but he has told other members of my family that it has to do with something before I left his father.... I was a great mother to all four of my kids. The other three have accepted me again and attended my recent wedding. His father even tries to convince him to talk to me but to no avail. Please pray that his heart softens and he allows a conversation between us.
92. Anonymous, Sept. 20, 2013 (left as a comment)
Please pray for me and my son (Veronica and Michael). I'm pretty much in the same predicament the others are in. I have a 21-year-old son who still lives with me and cares not to follow any rules. He is very disruptive and it's causing me to have resentment and anger toward him. I'm believing God that healing is here and God is moving. I tried to put him out of my house but by Georgia law, I can't. I have to give him a 60-day eviction notice or a warrant for criminal trespass. I love my son and I just hope and pray he changes his ways. I've been very patient through out all his cursing at me, taking from me, and disrespecting me. We need prayer. Thank you.
91. Mechelle, Sept. 2, 2013
I'm requesting prayer for my son. His dad and I separated in September 2009. He was 12 years old the last time he said a word to me... I miss him so much. I have three other boys, but they all communicate with me. ... It has really been hard for me the last three years but I have came so far and accomplished a lot. Except for the relationship with my son. Thanks for your prayers.
90. Laura, August 30, 2013
My eldest son is 18 and still living at home, trying to find himself. For the last two to three years, his behavior toward me has been angry, cold, and rude. ... I know he will never be the boy again but I long to have a loving, healthy relationship with the man he is now but he will not budge. Please pray for my patience and his forgiveness.
89. Sophia, June 26, 2013
Please pray for the relationship of my son and me. I divorced his father..... I miss my son, who is 21, and pray daily to be apart of his life. I have tried phone calls, texts, dinner out, small gifts, etc. My heart is broken, and I want to be a mom again! My faith is strong and I pray God will show me the way...
88. Linda, June 18, 2013
I was so grateful when I came upon this blog because I'm hurting so much in dealing with my 26-year-old son, and feel I have nowhere to turn. Please help me pray for him to overcome his anger issues. I believe he also suffers from deep depression but doesn't have medical insurance so is unable to seek treatment. He is running with a questionable crowd. Please ask God to lead him to make right choices for his life and put him on the path to responsibility and independence. I have been struggling with him for years. Thank you so much!
87. Hilary, May 29, 2013
You have given me the slightest bit of hope that someday my 19-year-old son will speak to me again. If it were not for my 14-year-old son, I do not know if I would be able to get out of bed some days. Although my divorce was devastating, I have never experienced pain like losing the relationship with my son...
86. Robin, May 29, 2013
I saw your postings on Writers Weekly after Googling "teenager won't speak to mom after divorce." I was married for 17 years to my high school sweetheart, and we filed for divorce in December 2011. Our kids are now 12 and 16, and seem to deal with the divorce the same way yours did.... Do you have any advice for me, since you've been down this horribly lonely, devastating road? I would appreciate any advice, or words of encouragement, if you have them. I've stayed away from friends and family, this has hurt so much. Nobody understands, unless you've been in my shoes. And it sounds like you have.
85. Shelia, April 28, 2013
Please pray for my daughter and me. She will not be in my company without a third person present. Since the birth of her baby, I have only seen her a handful of times. ... She loves to chat warmly with her brother and her husband, while my husband and I sit silently by. We were always so close. I never saw this coming. Thank you for your prayers.
84. Carol, April 21, 2013
What a blessing to share the double burden I endure. I have end stage multiple sclerosis and am bed bound and paralyzed ... This is not the son I raised and my heart is shattered as well as my body. Lord help me to re-connect with my only child's heart before it is too late.
83. Gary, March 26, 2013
Please pray for my eldest daughter. After years of being brainwashed by her mother after our divorce, I struggle daily trying to show the right example as a loving father of what is expected of my daughter in terms of respect and what a healthy relationship should be. I have not spoken to her in a few years, only by e-mail at times... Please pray that one day she understands how much her father loves her, wants to be in her life and that she can understand that apologies and forgiveness can go a long way.
82. Tim, March 22, 2013
Thank you so much for your blog. When I discovered it, I actually got a small ray of hope when I read it. You see, my sonhas not spoken to me in six years. He is 27 years old now... I am praying that God softens his heart towards me and that he contacts me. I have been counseled to not write him anymore or try to contact him in any manner because when he rejects my contact attempts it is like a scab getting ripped open. For years I made numerous attempts to get back in his life but have been rejected or ignored every time. It still hurts and I miss him terribly.
81. Alicia, March 18, 2013
My husband and I are separated. My son is living with my in-laws in another state and he refuses to talk to me. Please pray that God will restore our relationship and my son will come home.
80. Anonymous, March 17, 2013
A young mother needs prayer for her husband and little son. Sometimes it is the parents who are the ones who cause and perpetuate the estrangement. My husband honestly believes his parents don't care about him nor their grandson.
79. Esther, January 4, 2013
I was married to a very abusive man for 35 years...He taught our children not to listen to me....My three adult children refuse to talk to me now. They hang up on me when I call. I send them Christmas gifts, and I get no response.....I love them with all my heart....I want them in my life without hating me....I beg you and anybody else you know to please pray that we can have a healthy relationship...I ask for this healing in Jesus' name. Amen.
78. Cathy, December 29, 2012
...My son Luke has never spoken to me about his Dad, who divorced me in 1997 and died in 2005, and here it is 2012. ... I am still single too and would love to have another husband... We just both need your prayers so much... I know he is capable of much more, but this unforgiveness is hindering him. As Christians I don't know why we allow this "grudge" or unforgiveness to remain when we could go free, with just one choice. I love him with all my heart and would appreciate your prayers......Thank you so much......
77. Karen, November 25, 2012
Please pray for my 19-year-old daughter. First, for her relationship with Christ to be strong and then for ours to be restored. Also, for her relationship with her stepfather, John. She has a lot of anger right now. I'm so glad you made this blog!!!
76. Ursula, November 22, 2012
Please pray for my-18 year-old daughter, who left the family home 11 months ago. I haven't had any word from her. I called and text every day, but I get nothing back. I have no idea where she is living, but others tell me they have seen her around with her boyfriend. I'm planning to visit that area hoping to see her. I would truly like to have my daughter back.
75. Rachel, November 13, 2012
Please say a few prayers on behalf of me and my twoteenaged boys (14.5 and 17). I made the difficult decision to leave my husband in mid-June of this year. I moved out of the family home and have since had little to no contact with my two teenaged sons, with whom I'd had better-than-average mom-to-teen-boy relationships...
74. Louise, November 5, 2012
Please pray for my-20 year-old daughter, who left the end of July. I haven't had any word from her. I send a letter once a week, but I get nothing back. Her boyfriend's family denies she's with them, but she was texting them when she left. ....I'm putting together a Christmas present. I hope she's back by then....
73. Patrice, November 5, 2012
Please pray that my 21-year-old son's heart softens and that he makes his way back to his momma (me!) who loves him so much.
72. Lois, September 27, 2012
I read your posts this evening about dealing with an angry teenager after divorce. I am going through a very similar time. I have three boys, ages 21, 20 and 14. I waited until
they were older thinking they would deal with the divorce better. Was I wrong....
71. Barbara, September 9, 2012
Please pray for my son. He has been brainwashed and manipulated by his wife. ... Now my son will not speak to me and my husband. We had such a wonderful family until he met her. We need your prayers desperately. I miss my son and grandson.
70. Sonja, September 5, 2012
My children live with their father. We had a rocky relationship. I left when my youngest was 6 months old. After few years, I moved out of the city to get away from the constant abuse. Now he has them....I couldn't cope, had no family to turn to. Now my kids don't want to see me. He tells everyone he has won!!! I can't cope. Please pray for me, please.
69. Christie, September 3, 2012
Please pray for my son. He is 20 and told me to stay out of his life. He has people in his life who are bad influences. He has bills that are in my name and he won't pay them. When we tried talking about it with him, he said to stay out of his life. I saw him at the store, and he completely ignored me. I'm heart broken. I don't understand because I've always been there for him.
68. Vicki, August 26, 2012
Earlier this year my son came back into my life. I had not seen my son for 23 long years due to an abusive marriage. My ex husband had kept my son against my will to see him or contact him. ...My heart is broken into so many pieces of missing my son for all those years and now seeing him as a grown young man with so much hatred and resentment towards me...Please say a prayer for my son and I also need help in coping with everything.
67. Joanne, August 16, 2012
Please pray for my son and me...For the second time in seven years, my daughter-in-law has gotten angry with me and cut me out of my grandchildren's lives. They are four and three....This is destroying me inside and out.
66. Chris, June 13, 2012
A recently divorced father who's struggling with retaining bonds with his children (17, 14 and 11).
65. Raenell, July 4, 2012
My story is the same as the other mothers' on this site. I gave my son a place to live rent free and paid all the utility bills. He brought in this godless young woman, and then everything changed.... Now he tells me he never wants to see again me as long as he lives. I am praying for my son and all the heart-broken parents writing in and I ask for their prayers too. Surely this must be the sign of the times and the devil's work!
64. Joanne, July 1, 2012
Please pray that somehow my daughter-in-law or my son will decide to allow me back in my grandchildren's lives. I ... want to see my grandchildren. They are four and three years old. Thank you for this web site.
63. Pete, June 15, 2012
Please add me to your prayer book. My wife and I are going through a divorce and it is mostly my fault. My 17 year old son...refuses to speak to me. It has been 4 months and I miss him with all my heart. I write him a letter once a month letting him know that I still love him and I am here for him. Please pray that God will find love and peace in his heart for me.
62. Sheryl, May 21, 2012
I had read your post regarding your relationship with your son now after many years of difficulty with your teenage son. I am unfortunately going through the same pain right now. I am getting a divorce. ... Now that he is living with his dad, my 16-yr-old son refuses to speak to me on the phone. Does not even respond to any of my texts. I am trying to not push him but I cont to text him that I love him very much. I really hope, like you, I see our relationship change as he gets older.
61. Kathy, May 4, 2012
What happened with your son is my greatest fear...I believe it would likely be so much better for my kids if their dad and I didn't live together. I missed so many things I wanted to do with and for my kids, because we have no unity in our marriage. But, without a doubt, I will be the bad guy, mostly because I've kept them from seeing the truth...Every day is a battle in my mind, do I stay or do I go?
60. Donna, May 4, 2012
My eldest son ... is estranged from me. His younger brother is living with his father and has completely shut me out ... Their father and I are finalizing a very bitter divorce. My sons blame me for the situation.
59. Laura, May 2, 2012
...I haven't seen my three kids in two months and it is killing me. I was a stay-at-home mom my entire marriage and home schooled them for much of their education. We were closer than most teens and parents mostly out of necessity and they were my joy and brought much laughter into my life. ... I just don't know how to do life without them. It is a painful journey. I know they are hurting, too, or they wouldn't be so angry.
58. Elizabeth, April 18, 2012
My 16-year-old son is so depressed and has severe anger issues. He says that he hates everyone and doesn't care. ... Please pray for him for a miracle. I truly believe God can heal him. ... He needs divine spiritual intervention. He does not like to talk about his problems to a therapist. He is an introvert, which makes it harder. ...
57. Janice, April 16, 2012
I am writing this today because within the last week my daughter has abandoned me as her mother. She literally and figuratively walked completely out of my life. I raised her as a single mother for 23 years and she and I had an argument and she is gone and won't contact me or come home knowing that she has left me completely alone. I did everything I could to be a good mother to her and always was there for her. ... I am devastated by my own daughter treating me this way after the close relationship we have always had. I don't know how I am ever going to get over something so devastating, I just hope that prayers will be some help.
56. Mary Kay, April 9, 2012
I have only seen my daughter twice in seven years. I am to blame as well because I said things that hurt, too. Now I just wait for the Lord. He is powerful and mighty. He is my hope. The prayers of a mother avail much so I ask you to pray for my children and for my husband and I.
55. Sonja, April 3, 2012
Please pray for my son. He is 25 yrs old now and still suffers from depression, very low self esteem and anxiety. He will not let go of the past and believes the lies of the devil. He is very abusive and blames everyone for his circumstance. He treats friends terrible if he does not get his own way. As you can imagine, he does not have a lot of friends. I know he hurts and the saying goes hurt people hurt people. Please pray for complete healing, deliverance and that he comes back to God completely.
54. Jackie, March 7, 2012
My son is in pain, his father is dead, and he is telling me that " if YOU weren't so selfish, I would have a parent to lean on right now." He hates me and I can't do anything to change this. Then I give it to God....Again...then Again....God, YOU ARE ALL I NEED. While you are helping me breathe, please help my son. I hope this is all it will take to get him to DEPEND FULLY ON GOD.
53. Wars of the Heart, March 6, 2012
I haven't talked to my son in almost 4 years.... it's a horrible feeling when your son ignores you like a stranger around your own family.... I rather stay away.... I miss him... But I'm done trying....
52. Edith, February 14, 2012
51. Kathleen, February 1, 2012
...Our only child rejects us, and I'm afraid that the wedge between us is turning us into strangers. I fear that it's going to get worse. I have tried to talk to him, but he got angry so I'll shut up from now on....
50. Linda, January 29, 2012
I am going through a divorce right now and have two boys....My 16-year-old is having a really hard time with it and has recently stopped talking to me. I don't know what to do. I'm scared to even try to talk to him. I want to try to heal our relationship. We used to be so close.
49. Darin, January 26, 2012
I am a father. ... I was touched by your post ... I have four boys–18, 15, 12 and 10. My wife ... ended our marriage. ...She won't let me see my kids . She always makes excuses or the kids are busy. ...My heart is broken, my soul tormented, my life seem to have lost it purpose.
48. Cindy, January 17, 2012
I found some faith today reading your story. I found you by typing in divorce and how it affects teenage boys. It came up with a lot! I am somewhat estranged from my son. He went to live with his dad at 17 1/2. He is now 18. I'm lucky if I see him once or twice a month. It has been truly heart breaking and has taken so much from my life. I've missed out completely on his junior year and am missing a lot of his senior year as well....
47. Amy, January 6, 2012
I have been separated from my husband for 14 months, and we are moving towards divorce. I left the home, but my 15-year-old son decided to stay with his father. Since then I have been dealing with a lot of anger from him. He will only visit every other weekend, and his father recently told me that he no longer wants that..... I am really hurting and need prayers and advice.
46. Susan, January 5, 2012
Please pray for my son, Jeremy. He started drifting away when he met girlfriend ..... I have not heard from him in over 1 1/2 years.
45. Esther, January 4, 2012
Please remember my niece in pray....She sent her husband to college....they had a beautiful little boy. When he was about two years old, her husband wanted her to have another child. Three months into her pregnancy, she learned he was seeing someone else. She left him. He and the women got married. He took my niece to court ...and was granted custody of the two boys. He and now wife income's is $170,000 a year but he makes my niece pay child support. ...If she do not come up with it, she will have go to jail. She a very good mom and a great person. So please pray for her and her children.
44. Sherry, December 23, 2011
A friend of a friend sent me the link to your Broken Bonds/Healing Hearts website. I was thrilled to finally find someone writing about this conflict! I, too, left my husband (two years ago) and, in the process, lost two of my three sons....
43. Kristy, November 26, 2011
My sons, Bryan and Brent, lost their father by a self-inflicted gunshot to the head last Saturday night. They are so angry with him for killing himself... Please pray for their comfort and help them to put the anger behind them....
42. Cary, November 25, 2011
I am so devastated because this is the first time ever that my 18-year-old son didn't spend Thanksgiving with me. I have been divorced for three years. My ex remarried, and he loves seeing me hurt....
41. Leanne, November 24, 2011
I am legally separated from my husband for the past five years. Unfortunately, since I started legal proceedings in order to get a separation, my 15-year-old daughter has refused to see or speak to me....
40. Annette, October 17, 2011
Reading your story gave me so much hope for the future. Currently, my relationship with my 16-year-old son has deteriorated to the point of almost no contact what so ever....
39. Sarah, October 12, 2011
I would like prayers for my oldest daughter, her daughter and granddaughter, now three years old... My biggest concern is that my granddaughter is exposing my great-granddaughter to an unhealthy, toxic, dangerous environment...
38. Jan, October, 15, 2011
Prayers for a rental house or apartment for my son and myself plus a vehicle to go to church functions and the store. And healing, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
37. Angie, September 17, 2011
How difficult this is when a family has been broken. I've been there. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. I pray with you and ask that you add my boys and myself to this prayer group.
36. Colleen, September 15, 2011
My divorce was final early this year and I did remarry quickly to a man.... My 11-year-old son ... calls me hypocrite and is very angry with me. His father and I have week-on, week-off/joint custody. I am mud in my son's eye....I am hanging in there and letting my son know I will always be here for him and love him, no matter what he says.
35. Evie, September 6, 2011
I, too, lost my daughters when I left their father (January 2009 and they were 16, 19 and 21). I too was an active part of their lives till I left their father ... I survived through the sheer grace of God. I was suicidal and at my lowest ebb ever. I know this crisis has brought me closer to God and keeps me on my knees constantly. I join you in praying for healing hearts and forgiveness for both fathers, mothers and children and positive Christian guidance in each individual's life.
34. Tami, August 31, 2011
I am a newly single mom of three children, two of which are sons who are very very angry at me for divorcing their dad....
33. Ginny, August 23, 2011
My story is so much like yours except I have two teenage boys. I'm sure my story is on the same lines as the majority of others in this situation....I'm asking for a prayer chain for children of all ages, not just mine, for healing hearts, reconciliation, to put positive influential Christians in their paths and for parents in our situation, to be praying warriors for our children. If two or more are in prayer before the Lord, imagine hundreds or thousands!
32. Fran, August 20, 2011
I, too, have suffered an estrangement with my beloved son, Jordan.....
31. Teresa, August 15, 2011
My son has not spoken to his family since the day he married his new wife... The only words he has spoken is he doesn't want anything to do with any of his family. Please pray that my son, his wife and her parents will have a change of heart....
30. Vonnie, August 13, 2011
Please pray for my son and I. We have had a rocky relationship for the past three years.
29. Anonymous, August 9, 2011
I'm having trouble completely letting go of a similar situation. I pray, and I try to make every conscious effort to give it to God, but for some reason my subconscious won't quite let go...
28. Diane, July 27, 2011
I am hoping that you will join with me in prayer for my grandson. He is 18, soon to be 19 and quit school almost two years ago. For a lot of different reasons, he's moved in with me and his Grandpa...I am praying that God will cause SOMETHING to wake him up before he is in serious trouble.... I am just so afraid for him. Please pray for him and ask anyone else you know who believes in prayer to do so. I am standing in the gap for him and asking you to stand with me.
27. Rose, July 18, 2011
My two sons are alienated from me. All attempts from me have failed. Circumstances, and others have contributed to their abandonment. I did all I could to provide for them and protect them, but they do not seem to remember.
My hope is failing after so many years. Any prayers for us would be appreciated.
26. Lynn, July 13, 2011
I am asking for prayer for our broken family. I pray that all the jealousy, anger, pain, lies be gone and all be healed. Thank you.
25. Sam, July 7, 2011
I am a father, not a mother. At eight months and counting, I would really appreciate someone who has been there, and more importantly has come through to a new and surefooted place. I have three children, 18, 16, and 14.....I am really struggling with the absence of my two kids, especially my youngest (my only daughter), and I found your post hopeful and your complete story encouraging, and right now I am not feeling all that encouraged....
24. Carole, June 14, 2011
Please pray for my son Brandon and his family. His wife is angry with our family. So it is very hard for my son to have a relationship with us. I have three grandchildren that I am not allowed to see right now.....
23. Sallie, June 13, 2011
My son and daughter-in-law (who is addicted to pain meds) haven't talked with me since November. They have major problems: financial and unbelievers. They have lied to me numerous times. I miss my 4-year-old granddaughter. I am still waiting on an answer from God....
22. Anonymous, June 10, 2011
All my children want is for their parents to be together again. I pray that I have the faith to believe that God will bring us back together as I am really struggling.
21. Anonymous father (Posted by Sheryl)
This friend is separated from his two young children but not by choice. Please pray for him and all members of his family.
20. Anonymous, May 2, 2011
(Posted as a comment on this blog)
...I have been very close with my son for 18 years and now my ex has turned him against me because I am taking him to court because of child support issues. It is so heartbreaking to have a great relationship with your son for all his life and then four months before he leaves for college he abandons you completely...
19. Sophie A., May 2, 2011
SEE SPECIAL REQUEST page...
18. R.H., April 26, 2011
Please pray that my granddaughter will turn her life around for herself, her three small children, her parents, and all of us who love her so much. She has so much potential but is lost in drugs and bitter anger.
May I add my nephew, Clifford, to the list? He is dying from bone cancer which has spread so quickly. His ribs are all broken from the holes the cancer has eaten into them. He is with his wife and family in Utah.
NOTE from Sheryl: Oh, yes! We'll pray for Clifford as well as your granddaughter and your family. Dear Lord, please wrap Your loving arms around this entire family and ease their pain, heartache and suffering. Please work Your Good Will through everything they're going through. In Jesus' name, Amen.
17. P.S., Ohio, April 26, 2011
Her son and his family
My son has also left me and my side of the family.... The situation is breaking my heart, and I have tried almost everything.
16. E.B., April 23, 2011
Right now my heart is heavy for our daughter who is suffering in so many ways.... My prayer is that she turns her life over to the Lord, and I don't know where she is on that front.
15. Sue, April 23, 2011
Our son has been out of work for two years, and his unemployment has stopped. He has a wife and two little children. I need prayer in knowing my boundaries for helping him monetarily.
14. Janice G., April 6, 2011
My sister has had chronic back for over four years. She had some injections in her back today in hopes it would give her some relief. Please pray that the injections help her. Her name is Delores. Thank you.
NOTE from Sheryl: I have added Janice and Delores to this prayer list. I also encouraged Janice to send her request to my dear friend Martha, who deals with and blogs about her own chronic pain at Pain Won't Beat Me. It's really a God thing that Janice found this blog so I could then point her to Martha.
13. Anonymous, April 4, 2011
12. Anonymous, February 23, 2011 Also her family
I have been separated from my son (22 years old) for several years now. Only recently the extent of this separation came to light. He really does hate me it seems. The pain is unbearable. He won't return my calls, my messages or anything...
11. M., February 23, 2011
Also M's husband M., son M. and daughter-in-law P
Please pray for our family, my husband, son and daughter-in-law. The closeness we once shared seems to be evaporating with the crazy pace of life. Please pray that, with God's help, we will find time for one another.
10. Geri V., February 14, 2011
My beautiful, healthy, happy 4 1/2 month-old granddaughter, Rebecca, died on January 24, 2011, from SIDS. My family is devastated by this and we are all struggling to keep getting up every morning and to keep putting one foot in front of the other. I feel broken, but worst of all I feel alone and forgotten by God. Please pray for me, my daughter Pam, and her fiancé Justin for healing and comforting grace. I've struggled with my faith before, and now I feel abandoned and unable to cope.
9. Phyllis, February 9, 2011
All praises to God and His mercies. Please pray for my child and I. We have been separated by an unjust of The System with the aid of family and so called 'friends.' I know that 'All things works together for good for those that loves God and called according to His purpose.' Through it all, He has strengthened and protected me from what was intended to harm me. Please to pass to all Prayer Warriors to pray for Jordan and Phyllis. We thank all in advance in the name of Jesus Christ–our strength, redeemer, and Savior.
8. Maureen, Tampa FL, February 8, 2011
Also husband Chuck, son CJ and daughter Lisa
Please pray the Lord keeps His guardian angels over CJ...and may the Lord reveal His purposes for me very soon...
7. L.W., Arkansas, February 2, 2011
Things aren't good with my oldest son, and my younger son is pulling further and further away from me...
6. Anonymous, February 2, 2011
Please pray for my children - who are hurt very emotionally due to my husband and me fighting constantly...
5. Anonymous, January 31, 2011
Her son has been lost to her by "the evils of this world."
4. J.W., Florida, January 2011
3. T.H., January 2011
My son is very angry with me and will not speak to me either.
2. K.E., Florida, January 2011
There is such a division between us...
1. M.M., Louisiana, July 2009
My son is very angry with me....