Prayer to stop gambling

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I humbly ask you to forgive me my sins. You have blessed me time and again and I have squandered Your blessing. Please Lord, lead me back to You and Your love. Help release me from the devil that has gotten control of me. I am now in debt over my head and need your assistance to pay my bills. You have blessed me with a wonderful man and a future I never dreamed I could have. I fear I will loose him and the future you lay before me if I can not get control of my gambling. I beg you lord to take me back into Your fold, to help me see Your plan and to see to fruition to the dreams You have for me. Please Lord, help me to pay my loans and credit cards off quickly. I can live with the means you have provided me through my job, if I could releve myself of these debts before June and the start of my new life with R. Please Lord forgive me for leaving You from shame and fear. Please Lord, hear my prayer from a repentant heart and soul. I will only succeed through You. In the Lords name I pray, Amen

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prayer to stop gambling

One of the fascinating things about marriage is that every dream or notion doesn’t always come into play. Marriage is not a place where all you expected dreams and well furnished or planned life comes into manifest. There is no accidental fulfillment in marriage because it’s a place where ones purpose does always comes into reality and this more reason why we are scriptural admonished never to soul-ties with an unequal yokes with a church-goer (none spiritual broken) or unbeliever.

2 Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? You don’t get married with motives of fulfilling your entire dream in marriage. You must ensure such dream and vision kick starts while in your singleness because marriage simply means helping one another.

It’s a place where each individual contribute immensely toward the growth of their relationship by solving various marital problems. There must surely be a problem and that is reason why marriage is instituted by God for the purpose of helping one another in resolving to any uprising problems of life.

However, in the motion of trying to help one another, you can’t persuade your life partner or spouse to always dance to your tune. If you are into such act, always commanding and instructing your partner to abide under your self-will without dialogue or trying to understand how he/she feels, it’s obvious that such relationship will never be in peace but rather burnt in discomfort and self afflicted with pains.

Marriage is suppose to be enjoyed and not managing or pretending as if all is well while you are dying secretly in pains. Marriage is two different parallel poles which involves matured adults (different characters) who voluntary agreed to live happily with each other in peace and harmony.

However when you tend to get into marital relationship with the assumption of redefining or changing the character of your partner, it won’t work (you’re not an Holy Ghost). That is known as

“manipulation ” For example, if a beloved brother who often browsed through the internet and later behold a sister with an interest of marrying her.

The lady can’t just approve his marriage proposal with an intention of persuading the brother to stop browsing the internet or to permanently delete his Facebook account or stop football gambling and betting. That is manipulation and it can’t work-out.

These same principles also involve in individual life characters. You can’t compel or work people into changing their character or self-will but you can work into them by making them to understand your notion or life policy or doctrine, by sharing your vision, ideas and dreams in such marriage.

And likewise try to make them understand the importance to re-adjust to one’s life policy. All this roles can only be implemented through mutual understanding between the couple and it’s not earned by enforcement.


I and my husband are both born again child of God. We have married for more than a decade with children and we both live happily in harmony until one day when my husband got stocked in football gambling business (bet9ja). One certain day I behold my lovely husband with some papers in his hand and I inquired of the purpose of the papers which he affirmed that they were business contract paper works.

prayer to stop gambling

Afterward I began to see him taken keen study of the papers but inwardly I knew that things were not right. I discovered that his zeal and interest toward mid-week church fellowship, bible reading, morning devotion and evangelizing became crushed and he suddenly backslides woefully. This incident was the reason why I decided to inquire from his closed friend about the nature of the papers which my husband always gazed upon.

My husband friend confided with me that those papers are football gambling papers (bet9ja). I was confused, dejected and frustrated because all attempts to persuade my husband to stop playing football betting were annulled. It’s feel on deaf ear and one of the day while he was trying to go and play football betting, I stood boldly before him in confrontation and even lucked-up the door.

Unfortunately, that was the first day my husband ever laid his hand on me. He battered me mercilessly and pushes me out of his way. It’s was a nightmare encounter because merely nagging and shouting were all futile. Nevertheless, I later narrated the whole incident to my pastor and he vividly advice me to take it to the Lord in prayers which I detested because I assumed I can easily talk sense into him.

After a while I decided to embrace my pastor advice by petitioning my husband gambling addiction into prayers because I discovered that he was struggling in his finance and the family seems to lack financially due to his football gambling addiction.

After some months, the Lord heard my cries and prayers and decided to wipes away my tears and today my husband is fully recovered back to Christ. One fateful day, my husband beckoned unto me for forgiveness. He was pleading sorrowfully and assured me that he is ever ready to commenced evangelizing and honoring of church fellowships.

Today, my husband has stop football gambling and betting and presently serving God in joy and wholesome happiness. I’m so grateful unto God and I returned all the glory unto him because it’s only God who can wrought such miraculous breakthrough in the life of my lovely husband.


  • Acceptance:

You don’t need to nag or rage at your husband to stop football betting because he is demonized and doesn’t knew what he is doing. You simply needs to embraced and accept him and his gambling motives. You can’t talk him out of such addicts but you can draw closer to him and try to discover the reason why he cherished to waste his money in football gambling. While conversating with him, you must be lively and happy. Kindly accept him with the knowledge that he is bewitched and under some sorts of demonic spells which need spiritual intervention.

  • Praying And Fasting:

It’s obvious from above true life encounter and experience, that breaking out or overcoming football gambling or betting can only pave-way through the mercy of God by prayers and not by your consistence nagging or shouting. You can’t force your husband against his will in the issue of football gambling or betting because there is demon involved in gambling.

The demon of Mammon’s is a very wicked evil spirit which always crushed the heart of his victim. His first diabolic work is to shut the ears of the victim from hearken unto godly instructions and it takes the degree of praying and fasting to break-off such demonic ear blockage before expectation of miracles

READ ALSO: How To Stop Football Gambling And Betting In The Life Of A Christian.

  • Spiritual Feeding:

While acting as a beloved wife unto your husband, drawing closer and increasing your affection toward him you must also drew him closer to God. You need to create time and share the word of God with him.

Please don’t try to bring-up the issue of football gambling because that might piss-him off.

Whenever you tend to advice or preach to people or persuade them to abolish or repent of their sinfulness or error, they will always mark you as

“virus” simply because the world hates the truth. And this is reason why you need to first act friendly to them, associate with them and try to understand what always prompt them to commit such evil.

When you keep drawing closer to them without consisted rebuking or trying to act Holier, they will trust you and when you eventual earned their trust and back-up your spiritual mission in prayers, definitely the Holy Ghost will sponsored your mission. And any day you attempt to preach to them amicably, they will hearken and even volunteer to follow you to your church.

1 Corinthians 9:18-23 “What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel. For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more. And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;

To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law. To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. And this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you”

READ ALSO: The Danger Of Preaching And Evangelizing The Gospel Of Christ.

My point is this: before you attempt to convince other people unto repentance you must applied wisdom, be friendly, jovial, and cheerful and be wise. You must let the light shine through you before preaching to other unto repentance.

  • Your Character:

You are the bible which your husband is reading consistently and

if you don’t know how to tamed your tongue

and act politely in submissiveness don’t expect your husband to hearken to your preaching against football gambling or betting. Before you tend to convinced him, you must keenly examined your Christians lifestyles and ensure you are living righteously and not just only going to church but likewise been watered by the word.

In most scenarios, the reason why your husband seems to act adamant to your ministration is due to your erroneous lifestyles. I mean,

how can you convince a football gamble addict to stop gambling while you are neither a saint ? Your husband vividly knew you are not at peace with some of your family members, malice, envy and jealousy with hatred often crippled your heart and how do you expect him to hearken unto your godly instruction to stop football gambling or betting. How is that possible?

So, you need to first get administered into spiritual clinic for a spiritual check-up and revival, becomes purges and spiritually sanctified and ensure you are a new being in Christ. Let your husband behold a new wife in you and such spiritual signs will creates an impact in the transformation of his spiritual life and certainly testimony will follows.

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Football gambling is an act by which one party consciously risks money or other stakes in the hope of gaining at someone else’s expense (i.e., if I win, he loses, and vice-versa) without giving anything of value in terms of goods in return (to the person from whom one has gained). It’s obvious from the last part of this definition that football gambling or betting is sinful. It involves breaking the eighth commandment: “Thou shalt not steal (Covet) Exodus 20:15’

Football betting or gambling is basically an attempt to gain (covet) something at someone else’s expense without giving adequate value in return. The fact that the parties involved agree to this transaction is irrelevant and cannot justify it, any more than the fact that two men agree to fight a duel justifies one of the men killing the other.

An agreement to do something wrong is itself wrong.

If the one who gambles wins, he is a thief; if he loses, he is guilty of wasting that which the Lord has given to him in trust, whether money or property.


The basic reason for gambling is the sinfulness of the human heart. The desire to have something more than that already possessed was evident even in the Garden of Eden. 

  • Dissatisfaction.

Many people are discontent in life, and they long for something bigger and better and more beautiful than what their friends and neighbors have. To this end, they resort to gambling in the hope of realizing their dreams. 

The desire for gain may not be bad in itself, in the same way as ambition is not necessarily selfish. However, the form this desire takes is usually that of gaining a large profit from little input or effort. That “something for nothing” mentality is certainly “unchristian” as is the love of money which gambling so often induces.

“But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness” (I Timothy 6:9-11).

  • Depression.

People can become depressed as a result of boredom or frustration as a result of high level of unemployment, family problems. For such people, football betting or gambling can divert attention from their problems for a time and add a little bit of ‘excitement’ to their lives:  “What if I won bets this week?” Many in past centuries turned into gambling to divert attention from problems and frustrations.

  • Despair.

These people has gotten themselves into serious financial and personal difficulties by gambling, Foolishly believe that their only hope is to have “a last try” in order to get themselves out of their tragic circumstances.

As Christians, we cannot countenance football betting or gambling in any form. It is a practice which is sinful and violates the commands God has given in the Scriptures. We must take a stand against it, and resist all its temptations before us; seeking to be faithful to God in this respect, we must ask ourselves questions. “Do we care more for material gain than we do for ‘”a conscience void of offence toward God and toward men?


I remembered vividly few years ago when i use to try my lucky destiny if i could hit the N8millions ($25,000) jackpot in football gambling venture (bet 9ja) but unfortunately my dream didn’t come through despite all my advance sporty mechanism and experience.

The worst scenario was that i later became trapped, imprisoned and brained washed by the online gambling system. Most of my comrade’s during that era’s where “gambling agency” (bookmarker) but unfortunately almost all of them have crumbled.

I still recalled when i first decoded the tactics often used by the demons to imprison the addicted gambling victims which later prompt me to pull-out. After my deliverance from football gambling addiction, I instantaneously commenced preaching against football gambling and betting and consistently sounding an echo of warning to most of my closed comrades who were “bookmaker” (Bet9ja) to desist from football betting business because it’s spiritual prison.

Though only few accepted my warning while the rest refuse to hearken and today most of them are yet to recover their invested capital because the devil is not a fool. One of them is still at large due to the collateral he pledge while seeking loan from the bank.


The first step to take when trying to overcome football gambling addiction is to behold yourself “NOT MAKING IT” through football betting or gambling. The mindset of “I am going to hit big someday in this business of gambling doesn’t exist” but rather a demonic suggestion.

prayer to stop gambling

The first step is to begin to see other various opportunities around which can help you succeed in life by total detesting of football gambling or betting. You need to work on your sub-conscious mind (consistently reminding yourself of other financial avenue) and stop seeing football gambling or betting as your only means of survival but rather begin to see it as a dubious company (spiritual prison).

Though other may win millions but always remind yourself that your destiny is brighter and glorious and football gambling or betting is never and will never makes you rich or great in life because GOD WON’T permit it to work for you, simply because he has something better to offer you if you shall desist from such devilish act of gambling, surrendered all to Jesus Christ, be hopeful unto God, be prayerful and try to discover your divine purpose in life and begins to work upon it.

You must also back it up in prayers (gambling addiction) and cut off from every gambling associates, best friends and relative and short while you will regain your moral consciousness and be useful to yourself and your family. Please don’t forget to share your testimony in the Church because overcoming football gambling and English Soccer premiership league games (addicts) is the greatest testimony in my life as a Christian.


Some Christians may argue or debate that nothing wrong in viewing or been addicted to viewing of football soccer league game and they might even justify themselves that is normal and doesn’t imposed any danger or harmful effect toward their spiritual life.

prayer to stop gambling

However if you tend to possessed such notion, well, I need you to understand that been a Christian isn’t an easy step in life. You are the first born of God creature and heir to the heavenly throne. Hence don’t assume that the devil is going to fold his hands and allowed you crossed over to that celestial city (heaven) where he was thrown out!

Been addicted to football soccer viewing will crushed your spiritual life because you are always mandated to feed your spiritual life with an edifying contents. You always need to cultivate the habit of daily meditation of the scriptures, prayers and sharing the word of God to others.

As a Christian there is no dulling moment or recreation time. Each and every moment of your Christian life must be exhibited in fearfulness and total consecration because the devil is always roaring as a lion seeking for a loophole in your life and how to devour every sudden opportunity in your Christian’s dealings. 1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: You must always filled your mind with spiritual edifying thoughts such as….

  1. How to evangelize and win soul for the kingdom of God.
  2. How to gives hope and encourages the weak ones in Christ.
  3. How to ensure your siblings and family remains faithful in Christ.
  4. How to acquire more grace, Holy Ghost anointing, power and increase of faith.
  5. How to fulfill your ministry and ensure those souls commissioned unto you are saved.

It’s sadden that most often while in church fellowship your mind will be lured toward the awaiting football league matches that is yet to be play or presently on course. Your mind will becomes attached toward the game of the anti-Christ, amounting unto distraction and idolatry of the heart.

In some scenario, you might even feels discomfort while in God’s presence probably because the pastor is taking much of your time and it seem you are running out of time due to an appointment with the game of the anti-Christ.

That isn’t Christianity but rather self-deception. The devil has used television premier league soccer games to lured majority to an eternal condemnation in Hell and I pray that below steps will help majority who are addicted into football soccer game (idolatry) because serving God isn’t an easy journey.


  1. An attempt to overcome an addiction into football soccer games required giving oneself totally to mid-weeks church fellowship. You must always cultivate such act and always ensure you don’t miss church (workers) night vigils.
  2. Secondly cultivate the habit of reading one chapter of the scripture everyday and always spend about 30 minutes to an hour on your kneel in prayers both morning and night.
  3. Thirdly, you likewise need to annul every social gathering where football debates and discussion is held. All your friends and relatives who are addicted need to be cut off.

Don’t ever attempt to debates or stay behind to listen any discussion related to football both in your neighborhood, radio or television programs. You must totally disregards it and calmly stay virgin and continue to keep yourself busy with others things that matter.

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You can cultivate the habit of writing gospel messages or inspirational articles and keep sharing it to your social media friends.

Don’t see soccer league matches as a means of relaxing or an entertainment sect but rather see it as time wasting ” And if your husband is addicted into football gambling or betting,

there are some secret strategies you can used and implement

in order to help him out in overcoming football gambling.

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Submitted by Kimura on Sat, 05/17/2014 – 15:50


I just lost all I could ever loose: All the money I have in my bank I have lost. I couldn’t have lost more, that is 1700 euros, in the last 2 weeks. If I had more money, I think I would have played with them, without stopping before like winning 3000 euros or loosing them all.

I lost 800 euros on casino blackjack (land based of course), and about 900 on online poker (pokerstars).

I started gambling five years ago, when I was 22, very naive at the time, when I lost nearly 1000 euros on roulette and my beloved family supplied me immediately with money. I made an oath at that time never to gamble again before I get my diploma. Then I was aware at the fact that gambling, whatever you gamble on, you are mathematically in a disadvantage situation so I never gambled again… For three years. Last year, I fell on a website that explains how someone could be an advantage player in poker, that it is possible to make money out of poker, so I started playing. At that time, playing with 5 euros was a significant amount of money for me… I ended up this year playing with 400/ 600 euros on the table. 50 euros is like nothing… although in real life it means something to me.

I also count cards in blackjack, and I am real good at it (home training without any mistakes). I never bet big unless I have an advantage, but when I bet big, I bet really really big (200 euros on average). I know that I could loose but I say I would have gambled with an advantage. I never play slots, unless to bet one cent at a time, waiting for the blackjack or poker tables to be open. It’s been more than a year that I visit casinos, never lost big on slots. The problem is loosing in poker, where it is possible to win… BUT, PRACTICALLY, I loose more than I win because of playing too much high stakes for me, which makes me nervous in taking my decisions, especially after a loss. The last 400 euros I lost were in pot limit omaha, I was 3 to 1 underdog, and that was because I was nervous playing.

End of the story, I SHOULD absolutely stop gambling. But I know that I took this decision before and started gambling again. Honestly, I think this could happen again. I am very worried that this would happen again when I will have much more to loose (money, family, etc).

What can I do?

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