I'm very sorry to hear
of your difficulty, but it sounds like you are a wise parent remembering to
pray. Recall that the conversion of the great St. Augustine may be attributed to
his mother's (St. Monica's) persevering prayer. So hang in there.
As far as what prayer
might be helpful, you might want to consider the following... (click links to
Prayers for petition / assistance
Prayers for home / family
Prayers for certain times / occasions (e.g. prayer in time of sadness,
prayer in time of need)
There is a novena on
this page that I particularly like. It is called "urgent need novena" – you
can say it once for each of 9 consecutive hours or once for each of 9
Also important is the
Holy Rosary (click
You might also
* Invoking a patron saint (e.g. St. Monica, the child's
patron, etc.) [Patron Saint index
* Using a green scapular (more information
* Requesting others' prayers (try
* Meeting with a good priest
* Getting other appropriate assistance, as applicable
God bless you & your
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