Prayer For Drug Addicts
Father, Praise You for miracles, and Your perfect timing to bring them into our lives. The winter is bitter cold and brown day after day until suddenly, one warm day ushers in a thaw. Watching someone we love succumb to the grip of addiction wraps our hearts in an icy chill. Suddenly, we become closed to anything other than panic and reaction, worry and blame, solution and force. But, that is not Your way.
Father, You love us in a perfect way, even in the middle of our mess. And in the middle of our children's messes,You love them perfectly, too. Thank You for the evidence of Your miraculous power through Jesus' life. He reminded us that He came to do Your work, and that You are always at Your work. That includes our children their addictions their demons their mistakes and their sicknesses.
Thank You for loving our kids beyond our capacity.
When we can't see what's happening in our children's lives, we can rejoice because You hold them in Your hands. Their journey with You is as unique as they are. Thank You for the individual way Jesus comes after each unique human heart.
Forgive us for falling into cycles of blame, remorse, regret, control, sadness, and anger. We confess that the first reaction we have is not always to equip our minds with Your truth and cry out to You in prayer, truly trusting that You hear us in those moments. Forgive us for putting too much pressure on ourselves as parents, or for any stray paths we led our children down. Forgive us for wanting to shelter and bubble our precious babies.
Help us to remember that the manipulation of substance-influenced brain is beyond practicality before attempting to speak reason into it. Remind us that the disease of addiction can be healed. Place an army of people qualified and educated specifically in this battle to help our children out of the hole. Help us to seek them, seek their counsel, and help our children to connect with them. Help us to have compassion on our children as they suffer, without enabling them to sink back into the hole. Surround us with a circle of qualified and godly people to guide us on how to execute life with addiction so near and penetrating.
Father we pray specifically for our child's physical health, mental health, safety, shelter, employment, and dependance on You. Bless us with a released grip on control, send Your Spirit to strengthen us to surrender worry and control. God, You are bigger. You are in control. You are love. You sent Jesus down to earth and after our hearts to call out the demons, heal disease, and claim His Father's children leaving not one behind. Father, we pray, in the name of Jesus, Your perfect Son who died for Your will to be done, for miraculous healing in our children's' lives and freedom from the demon of addiction. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
Dear heavenly father, Please give all drug addicts the strength and will power to rise against their addiction.
Show them that using drugs hides the wonderful people they really are on the inside. I ask that you bless my boyfriend and his many friends who are suffering from substance abuse issues mentally, physically, and socially.
Thank you, Lord.
God, forgive me where I have been resentful, selfish, dishonest or afraid today. Help me to not keep anything to myself but to discuss it all openly with another person show me where I owe an apology and help me make it. Help me to be kind and loving to all people. Use me in the mainstream of life, God. Free me of worry, remorse or morbid (sick) reflections that I may be of usefulness to others. Amen.
God, direct my thinking today so that it be empty of self-pity, dishonesty, self-will, self-seeking and fear. God, inspire my thinking, decisions and intuitions. Help me to relax and take it easy. Free me from doubt and indecision. Guide me through this day and show me my next step. God, show me what I need to do to take care of any problems. I ask all these things that I may be of maximum service to you and my fellow man. In the spirit of the Steps I pray. Amen.
O Lord my God, I confess that I have sinned against you in thought, word and deed.
I have also omitted to do what your holy law requires of me.
But now with repentance and contrition I turn again to your love and mercy.
I entreat you to forgive me all my transgressions and to cleanse me from all my sins.
Lord, fill my heart with the light of our truth.
Strengthen my will by your grace.
Teach me both to desire and to do only what pleases you. Amen.
Almighty God, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, come to my help and deliver me from this difficulty that besets me. I believe Lord, that all trials of life are under your care and that all things work for the good of those who love you. Take away from me fear, anxiety and distress. Help me to face and endure my difficulty with faith, courage and wisdom. Grant that this trial may bring me closer to you for you are my rock and refuge, my comfort and hope, my delight and joy. I trust in your love and compassion. Blessed is your name, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.
Please pray for me. I need strength to over come my cocaine addiction and the strength to overcome any and everything that I'm dealing with that is not of God.
O blessed Lord, you ministered to all who came to you:
Look with compassion upon all who through addiction have lost their health and freedom.
Restore to them the assurance of your unfailing mercy; remove from them the fears that beset them; strengthen them in the work of their recovery; and to those who care for them, give patient understanding and persevering love. Amen.