Prayer against addiction

Being addicted to anything is not what God wants for us. God wants us to rely solely on Him for our provision and support in life as Philippians 4:19 states clearly “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus”. However we are all human and have freewill and thus there are many people who have some form of addiction. For those addicted and looking for a way out or for those who love the addict a powerful prayer against addiction, for healing and recovery is needed.

All prayer is powerful and this simple powerful prayer against addiction, for healing and recovery may be the start of breaking the addictive habit in yourself or someone you care about.

Powerful Prayer Against Addiction for healing and recovery

Father God, with you I know all things are possible and humbly ask that you hear my prayer in my time of need. I ask for forgiveness and total healing in the name of Jesus Christ that I may overcome this addiction. I choose to surrender my soul and body to you, to serve you and honour you, refusing to be a slave to (Addiction). With your help and through the power of the Holy Spirit I will fight my addiction with your strength not mine and will be set free in your name. Amen

What is Prayer?

Prayer is one of the most powerful transactions known to man and is always answered just as this powerful prayer against addiction will be. It is a free gift from God and an open door to his throne where you alone can have a conversation with your Father. Prayer can be relied on and many people live by the word PUSH or Pray Until Something Happens.

There are around 650 prayers in the Bible and every one of them was answered. Prayer is personal and can either be spoken out loud or just prayed in your head. But prayer must be a true communication with God. Christ prayed often; just before His crucifixion, he went to a quiet place to pray as He knew it was the only way to talk to the Father when facing any trial. The powerful prayer against addiction is prayer is perhaps not so different to the prayer Jesus prayed before he was persecuted and died on the cross.

How do I pray?

The Bible sets out the best instructions on how to pray. Matthew 6:6 says “But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” And this is by far the most powerful way to pray.  Prayer should not be just a quick “Help me God” but should be a period of time set aside to be God on purpose. It might only mean stopping for a few minutes during the day. In doing so you are giving precedence to God and honouring Him.

Addiction is a tough life challenge to overcome but through prayer is can be conquered. Pray without fear of anxiety and by trusting what is written in God’s Word in Philippians 4:6, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Rest assured your prayers will be answered.

Also read: PRAYER OF ENCOURAGEMENT and Strength for a Friend or Myself

Prayers for overcoming addiction are scriptural based prayers designed to break the backbone of any addiction. If you are addicted to drugs, alcohol, cigarette, sex, gambling or something else and you are looking for a way out or maybe you are just searching for prayers to pray for a loved one who is addicted to one thing or the other, here is a list of prayers that you can pray while trusting in God to bring total deliverance.

Spiritually speaking, most of the things we call addictions today are actually the manifestation of demonic spirit of self-destruction. The demons of addiction enter into someone’s life because the person invited them in the name of pleasure. Perhaps that is the reason why it is usually difficult for the addicted to get out of their addiction. Whatever may be the situation, the name of Jesus is here to set you or your loved ones free.

Scripture Reading: Romans 7:22-25, Mark 5:2-15

Praise, Worship and Thanksgiving

Start by singing songs of praise unto the Lord if you know how to sing, if not go ahead and give thanks unto the Lord who is worthy to receive all glory and honour.

  • Heavenly Father, I thank you for keeping me alive to this day.
  • I thank you almighty God for what you are set to do as I pray about this addiction
  • I thank you Jesus for your mercies and faithfulness.
  • Everlasting father, I give you praise and honour.

Prayer against Addiction

  1. Almighty God, I come before you today, please forgive me of every sin of drug addiction, sex addiction, e.t.c, that I have committed against my body (1Corinthians 6:18, 1John 1:9) and against you in the name of Jesus.
  2. Everlasting father I surrender my life to you, please take total and absolute control of my life as from today in the name of Jesus.
  3. Father my body, soul and spirit I commit into your hand, please cleanse me with the blood of Jesus in the name of Jesus (1John 1:7).
  4. It is written, “call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee and thou shall glorify me” (Psalm 50:15). Father, deliver me from evil spirit of addiction to (name your addiction e.g. alcohol) that I have invited to my life in the name of Jesus.
  5. I renounce and reject every spirit of addiction to (name your addiction e.g. drug). Heavenly father uproot all form of addiction to (name your addiction e.g. drug) from my life in the name of Jesus (Matthew 15:13).
  6. Father, remove from me the heart of stone that is panting after (name your addiction e.g. drug) in the name of Jesus (Ezekiel 36:26).
  7. Father, create in me a new heart and a new spirit that will be addicted to nothing but the word of God in the name of Jesus (Ezekiel 36:26-27)
  8. Heavenly father, please fill me with the fullness of the Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus (Luke 11:13).
  9. Lord, as I make conscious effort to do without e.g. cigarette, please release to me the supernatural power to hate cigarette and never indulge in it again in the name of Jesus.
  10. Lord of Host, please deliver me from every spirit of self-destruction that pretend to be addiction in the name of Jesus.
  11. Heavenly Father, you have created me for your glory (Isaiah 43:7), please help me so that I can be use for your glory on this earth in the name of Jesus.  


  • Please note that the first step towards overcoming addiction is to let Christ dwell in you. The scripture says, in 2Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new”. Without Jesus Christ in your life, you may not be able to overcome that addiction. Here is an opportunity for you to surrender your life to Christ. Please say this short prayer of salvation so that Jesus Christ can begin to live in you.
  • I recommend that these prayers be prayed loudly, fervently and consistently until there is a significant change in the life of the addict.

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