This mama knew a thing or two about dealing with a rebelious child...and how prayer is the key to conversion. I'm guessing her son (St. Augie) gave her a gray hair or two, being the "free spirit" that he was...right up until his conversion on her deathbed.
Prayer for the Return of a Loved One to the Church.
Lord Jesus, I know that you give everyone the grace to seek and to find you in
their lives; so I want to pray for someone who is very dear to me, someone who
was in the church but who has turned away.
Grant your grace to this person,
Lord that he (she) may come back to full union with you in the church. Grant him
(her) the eyes of faith to see that only in your true church the fullness of
life can be found.
Let my life and the lives of all the faithful be so truly
Christian that they may be a sign and an invitation to reconversion for this
person and for all who may have fallen away. I ask this, Lord in you name and
through the intercession of Mary Immacualte, Mother of the Church. Amen.