Addictions

  • A Prayer for Dealing With and Overcoming Addictions

    Heavenly Father, we come before You in total surrender to Your Will because we are weary of the addictions we face. We do not mean to fail You, Merciful Father. But too often we give in to the temptations of the enemy, as he entangles us and weighs us down. Help us, Lord, to exercise self-discipline so we will not be defeated anymore. We will continue to believe that Your love and Grace will never fail us and Your mercies will endure forever.
    Amen.


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  • We Are Healed Through Jesus

    As we struggle in our various addictions, whether it be in the form of alcohol, drugs, or any other type, we know that we have already been healed by Jesus. Help us to believe and place our complete trust in Him. We claim freedom and healing as we cling to You, Lord Jesus. We declare that these addictions will not destroy our families or cause further suffering. You are our Comforter and Rock in these difficult times. Amen.


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  • Deliverance From the Control of All Addictions

    We look to You, Jesus because we cannot free ourselves from dealing with and overcoming addictions in our own strength. Because of You, Abba Father, we can build a strong foundation on which to stand. We declare DELIVERANCE from the control of all addictions! In Jesus’ mighty name, we claim our victory, Amen!


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  • Prayer for Those Addicted to Drugs

    Oh Lord, I come to You to pray for all who are weighed down with some form of addition. Lord, You are the One Who came to set the captives free and to release the sinners from the chains that bind them. So, I lift before Your throne of grace all those that have become addicted to drugs.

    Lord, I know some personally and others that I know nothing about, but You know everyone that is enchained by the curse of drug-addiction. Look with compassion on all that are ensnared by any form of addiction, and send help and freedom to all who would accept help. Lord, I pray that they may be released from this imprisonment and returned to a life that has dignity and meaning.

    Give wisdom to their family members and those that care from them, that they may be given the support and help to put them back on the road to recovery. Endow them with patience, understanding and perseverance, knowing that this can take time to address. More than anything Lord, I pray for their salvation. You died for every drug addict, and it was Your love for them that caused You to die on the cross of shame that they might be lifted up and seated with Christ in heavenly places. Save them Lord, in Jesus’ name I pray,
    Amen.


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  • Prayer for a Child Caught Up in Addiction

    Dear Lord Jesus, our heart is breaking with grief because our precious child has gone down the route of addiction. They have left home and are now living rough in the streets and seem to have become an entirely different personality. Lord, we have not seen them now for many months and we are filled with great sadness. But we are trusting You Lord to work a miracle. Look down Lord Jesus in pity on our dear child, convict them of their wrongdoing and restore a right mind within them. Protect them Lord, from the dangers that surround them and bring them home Lord we pray. Lord, there is nothing that we can do but to trust You, and we do trust You Lord to turn our child right round and return them home. Into Your hands we commit this great sadness and pray that the return of our precious prodigal will take place very soon, and we will give You all the praise and glory, Amen.


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  • Losing Hope Through Addiction

    Gracious God, I bring all those who think that they are a hopeless case and that there is no way out of the terrible addiction which has entrapped them. Lord, there are so many people who have become enslaved to various forms of addiction – yet we know that there is wonderful hope for everyone, no matter what level to which they have sunk, for Christ died for all. His death paid the price for every addict and all they have to do is to believe that Christ died on the cross to take the punishment that they deserve and rose to give them life. If they will only believe…Look down with Your grace and compassion on all who are so entrapped in their addictions and I pray that You will bring many out from this terrible existence, which is so harmful and so degrading. Bless all Father and may Your Holy Spirit seek out and save many such souls who turn to Christ as Savior. Amen.


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  • Prayer Against the Temptation to Return to My Addiction

    Dear Lord, how I thank You for Your grace towards me, for you have lifted me up out of the pit that my life was in and have set my feet on the rock of my Salvation, which is Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior. Thank You for freeing me from the shame and sin of my addiction, which has robbed me of so many years of my life, and caused me to lose not only my home but many of my friends and family as well.

    Lord Jesus, there are those that would seek to entice me back into the shadow from which I escaped and are trying to almost blackmail me into returning back to my life of crime and debauchery – but I have been set free and I do not want to return. Keep me from temptation on those occasions when I feel alone, and protect me from the pressures that I have been put under on certain occasions to return.

    Lord, I know that all my past sins have been forgiven and that I am clothed in the righteousness of Christ Jesus. Keep me walking in the path of holiness and protect me from those that are still slaves to their addictions. I pray, Lord, that You will rescue those of my friends that are still enthralled in the world of addiction. I ask this in Jesus’ name, Amen.


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  • To Be Freed From My Burdensome Addiction

    Dear Lord Jesus, my addiction is a terrible burden and such a shame to me and yet I find myself constantly returning to behaviors that I hate and long to be able to shed. I am so ashamed Lord, and yet I know that You were the One Who said that You came to set the captives free, and Lord I am a captive. I am a captive and slave of this terrible addiction and yet too long to be freed and to live a normal life.

    Free me Lord I pray from this compulsion, for it is stifling my life and has cost me many dear friends as well as my job. I long to be free to live as I ought.  I have heard the Gospel and I do believe that Jesus died to take the full punishment for all my sins, including my addiction and I believe that He rose the third day, which broke the power of death in the lives of all who believe. So, I am coming to You to ask You Lord to give me the abundant life that You have promised. I know that eternal life is now my portion, but I pray that I may be free of my addiction in this life so that I may serve You as You deserve. I ask this in the name of the Lord Jesus, Amen.


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  • Prayer for Alcoholic Addiction Recovery

    Heavenly Father, I confess that I have not only hurt other people, and especially those that are close to me, but I have offended You and ignored some of the warnings that I believe were directly or indirectly sent from You. Help me I pray to break free of this ungodly addiction and get on the road to recovery. Forgive me Lord, for I have sinned against You and ignored the clear teaching of Your Word to live soberly, righteously and in the fear of the Lord and to walk circumspectly before You, as a child of the light. But I come to You in humble submission to ask You to help me to get on the road to addiction recovery, for I know that You have promised to lift-up all who come to You out of the miry pit, even when we have foolishly dug it for ourselves. Help me be set free from alcohol, putting on the breastplate of righteousness, and for the helmet of salvation in Christ, in Whose name I pray, Amen.


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  • Prayer for Alcoholic Anonymous

    Father, thank You for all those that are involved in helping others with their addiction to alcohol. We thank You for places like Alcoholic Anonymous and the many Christian ministries and rehab centers that are dedicated to helping men and women recover from this debilitating and distressing addiction and showing them the love of the Lord Jesus.

    Give wisdom, grace and patience to all that are serving in one capacity or another to relieve the distress and devastation that alcoholism leaves in its wake. We pray that You would give them the right words of encouragement and advice to enable those that are addicted to permanently break free of their alcoholism and so live a more meaningful and fruitful life. We pray that You would not only rescue alcoholic men and women from the depths of despair to which many have fallen, but also that You would raise them up into a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ and bring them into the newness of life in Him, to His praise and glory. This we ask in Jesus' name, Amen.


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  • Prayer for Alcoholic Abuse

    Dear Lord Jesus, we come to You in deep pain and sadness for those we know who are suffering in one way or another due to alcohol abuse. Both those that have been ensnared in their own excessive alcohol addiction and also those that are badly affected by the alcoholic abuse of someone else, a spouse, a parent, a child or a friend. We know that You love and care for each and every addict and desire that they break free from their addiction.

    Remind them that Jesus died and rose again so that the power of sin and bondage to all forms of addiction might become ineffective in the life that is focused on the Lord Jesus. We lift up all those we know who are suffering in any way, due to alcoholic abuse and addiction, especially those that we know personally, and pray that in Your grace and mercy You would do a great work in their lives, enabling those in bondage to break free of their debilitating addiction and those affected by the alcoholism of others to be kept out of harm’s way. May all come to a saving faith in Jesus and begin to enjoy a close walk with Him. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


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  • For Those Addicted to Alcohol

    Dear Lord Jesus, all forms of addiction ruin so many lives, and addiction to alcohol can cause such devastation in the lives of individuals and their relationships with family, friends, neighbors and work colleagues. Dear Lord, I lift up to You all those that have become addicted to alcohol, which Satan so often uses as a tool to damage and destroy the lives of so many people. Lord, I pray for all who have been afflicted with this terrible disease. May they be released from the ruinous way that it affects so many, and be set free of this addiction.

    Lord, I know that there is no freedom except in You. I pray that in Your mercy, You would meet each of Your children at their point of need. In the power of the Spirit living within, I pray that they may break free of this destructive addiction. And Lord for those that are not believers, I ask that in Your grace, You would convict them of their damaging behavior, both in their own bodies and in the lives of those that they know and love. Turn them away from alcohol addiction to a right relationship with the Lord Jesus, in Whose name I pray, Amen.


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  • Prayer for a Recovering Alcoholic

    Heavenly Father, thank You for helping me along the way to recovery from my addiction to alcohol. Thank You, Father, for lifting me up out of the miry clay, saving me from the pit of despair and setting my feet on solid ground. Thank You, that You cared enough for me to be there throughout my recovery, to uphold me with Your righteous right hand, as You poured out grace and mercy to help in time of need.

    I repent of my foolish decline into alcoholism and confess my reluctance to admit that I was getting swept into an increasingly ungodly lifestyle. Forgive my selfish foolishness and thank You from the bottom of my heart for setting me on the right path to freedom in Christ by putting a new song in my mouth, even praise to my God.

    Oh, the joy and peace of knowing and trusting the Lord Jesus Christ. You have performed wonders in my life and I praise the good work that You are doing in me. Thank You for the freedom I have found in You as You have gently led me along the path to recovery from alcoholism. You are my God and have performed great and mighty wonders in me, and I praise Your holy name for ever and ever, Amen.


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  • Prayer for Help With My Smoking Addiction

    Dear Lord, I know that my smoking has become sinful because it is having such a strong hold over me. Lord, I confess that I have allowed my smoking to take over, and to rule my life, even allowing it to dictate to my God-given volition and will, and Father I know that this is not Your will for my life. I want to change and to give up smoking and ask for Your help in this matter.

    So, Lord, I humbly come to You asking to put my life into Your hands, so that it is Your will that is done in my life. Lord, I want what You know is best for my life and I know that being addicted to smoking is not what You would want for me. And so, into Your hands I surrender myself. I surrender my will to smoke into Your hands, and pray that moment by moment and in the power of Your Holy Spirit, I will give every desire to smoke into Your gracious hands and take captive this destructive craving. Thank You for loving me so much that You died to break the power of sin in my life, including this ungodly addiction that is so ruinous.  May Your will be done in my life. Give me the desire and the will to stop this addiction, and thank You Father, for hearing my prayer and for always being there for me. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.


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  • Prayer for Those That Are Addicted to Smoking

    Heavenly Father, I bring before Your throne of grace all those that are seriously embroiled in any destructive addictions and particularly those that have become addicted to smoking. Lord, I know that anything that is able to overtake a person’s will and cause them to become physically or emotionally dependent on it, is not Your will for their life, for our dependence and sufficiency is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    Lord, I know that in their own strength, no one will be able be set free from a smoking addiction, but Your grace is sufficient to deal with any addiction, and Your strength to overcome the obsession with smoking is made perfect when people are prepared to hand over their addictions to You and to surrender their obsessive habits into Your safe keeping. Father, I pray that You will be gracious to all those that are seeking Your face on this matter and who are prepared to turn their smoking obsession over to You and move forward in their lives in Your strength, by the power of the Spirit. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.


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  • Prayer for All Addicted to Gambling

    Loving Lord, I bring before You those that are addicted to gambling. I pray that in Your grace, You would help each one to break this destructive habit and rebuild their lives with You at the center. Lord, I know that gambling is a shocking addiction that breaks up friendships and families and causes lives to be destroyed and relationships to be severed. Father, I ask that in Your grace You would look in pity at those that are caught up in the gambling habit, and draw them into saving faith in the Lord Jesus, so that their lives may be rebuilt and renewed in Him.

    All forms of addiction are from the evil one whose purpose is to kill and destroy, and the enemy is certainly using gambling to try to destroy lives. But I pray that in Your grace, You would take each life that has been damaged and broken through gambling, and draw each one back to Yourself and into a true and saving relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Loving Lord, be with all those that are addicted today and rescue them quickly from the evils of gambling. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.


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  • Prayer to Stop a Gambling Habit

    Dear Heavenly Father, how we grieve for those that have become embroiled in the terrible habit of gambling and have allowed it to become such a harmful idol in their lives. We lift up those we know who have been enticed into this destructive way of life, and pray that You would meet each one at their point of need, so that they may find the strength to walk away from this ruinous life.

    Look down in love and pity we pray, on all who are shackled to this compulsive habit and ask that the chains that bind them to this destructive practice may be broken, and that in Your grace and mercy they may be released from its iron grip. We pray that Jesus Himself would minister to each one through the lives and witness of friends and family who know You, and we pray that in Your grace each one would be brought to a saving faith in Jesus, for only in Him can the power of sin and evil be severed. This we ask in Jesus’ name, Amen.


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