Prayers for addicted loved ones

Here is a prayer to pray over anyone suffering with Drug addiction.
Some biblical scholars argue whether or not Drug addiction is of Human Nature or of Demonic nature. We aren’t going to weigh in on this argument. The fact is, no matter what causes the addiction- Freewill/Devil or both, our friends and family members need our prayers and the Lord’s help.

We ask that you pray this prayer over your loved one, inserting his or her name where prompted, and read aloud for all of creation to hear you. We have prayed over this prayer and are in agreement with you. The bible clearly states that when two or more people are present, the Holy Spirit is there and active. We have prayed for you and over this prayer and we believe the Holy Spirit will respond to your prayer and cries for help.

We say Amen to your prayer. Lets Pray:

Father God, we thank you for all of creation and we thank you for the gift of our Family, Friends and Loved ones in our lives. We thank you that we can be a blessing to them, and that they can in return can be a blessing to us when needed. We thank you for the gift of Jesus Christ, and also for the sacrifice of Jesus for all of our sins. We praise You God, Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ.

Lord, you as our creator, we trust in your name so we call for your help day and night. Lord, you know how I feel every moment when I think of (Name Here). It hurts to see (Name Here) being ill both physically and mentally from the effects of drugs.

Heavenly Father I lift up (Name Here) to you and ask for mercy to give (his/her) life back and to show (Name Here) that through Your Mercy and Grace they can live a clean life again. Help (Name Here) hit rock bottom Lord so this vicious cycle of abuse will stop. Open (Name Here)’s heart to the truth and take away the confusion of this world and remove the influence of the Devil and his Demons that might have a stronghold in (Name Here)’s life. We acknowledge that some addictions are of Human nature, but with some God, we acknowledge that the enemy is trying to destroy a person or household.


God place Your loving arms of protection around (Name Here), and surround (Name Here) with a battalion of Guardian Angels. Lord God, I believe that the Army of Heaven is greater than the Army of darkness and I believe that (Name Here) will overcome any satanic influence in their life.



Remove those enablers from (Name Here)’s life. Remove those who perpetuate the use of drugs, or have an influence on (Name here)’s life. Surround (Name Here) with only clean, good, wholesome, God fearing people who positively support them- not seek to drag them down.

Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

Lord Jesus, help (Name Here) to be brave and not give up. When (Name Here) is weak, lift (him/her) up. Increase their faith and allow them to know that You will be her to save (him/her) and that You have a plan for (Name Here) because You are a loving and merciful Christ and God. I pray that (Name Here) will come to You and ask for Your help, and that You WILL answer Father.



Matt 7:7-8 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

I believe You Jesus, though Your stripes can and will deliver everyone who is trapped in this living nightmare of addiction. God take away and break the addiction to prescription pills, street drugs (Name known drugs here), Alcohol and Marijuana.

Place conviction in their hearts, not condemnation, and clear a path to correction in their lives and healing through Your Love, Hope, Faith and Forgiveness and Grace. Expose (Name Here) to the calling on (his/her) life. Work thought their freewill and allow them to be real with the people in their lives, and allow (Name Here) to be real with (his/her)self.



Isaiah 53:5 But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,and with his wounds we are healed.

Lord, open (Name Here)’s heart, body, soul and spirit to let go of any other addictions in their life that could also strengthen the addiction to drugs, be it sex, anger, control, lying, shopping- whatever takes their focus from You Father God. Lord Jesus, lead them out of the darkness.



Get them the help they need to get and be with them though the process, and while they fight their freewill, allow (Name Here) to stay clean.


Acts 5:16 There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.


I also pray that You give me peace that surpasses understanding, as I continue to try and deal with this situation. Allow the Holy Spirit to flow through me and give me wisdom and understanding. Allow the peace of Christ to come over me, and that the knowledge You Father are actively working on this. Jesus be my peace, strength and rock.


Allow us to stand up for what is right with our loved one and not enable them to continue this addiction. Let my claiming their prayer over (Name Here) be a catalyst for Your action in their life. And allow me the knowledge of when to step away and allow them to hit bottom, if that is a part of your plan for their life.

Also Father God, I ask that you be with every Father, Mother, Sister Brother, Son, Daughter, Close Family member, Friend who is crying out to you for their loved ones addiction recovery.
 We acknowledge Lord that this may take time, so allow me and those praying for our loved ones, friend and family- strength and conviction to hold the course and allow you to work in Your time.

Lord we claim:



Mark 11:22-24 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.



1 John 5:14-15 “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.



Acts 4:29-30 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.

Thank you Father God for hearing to our petitions for our Family, Friends and Loved ones that are suffering from addictions. And thank your for hearing my petition laid before Your Throne in the Throne room of Heaven for (Name Here) my (relation to you).



I ask and believe that you are working in my and (Name Here)’s favor. This in Jesus name, the Holy Spirit and You God Almighty. Amen!

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About the Book:

Watching someone you love self-destruct hurts. Praying for Your Addicted Loved One: 90 in 90 provides ninety devotions of strength, hope, and encouragement to families coping with addiction. Realizing you’re not alone in your struggles brings comfort and confidence to face day-to-day challenges. The overall message of Praying for Your Addicted Loved One conveys hope to families caught in the cycles of addiction. The various stages of the disease: abuse, recovery, and relapse, tak

About the Book:

Watching someone you love self-destruct hurts. Praying for Your Addicted Loved One: 90 in 90 provides ninety devotions of strength, hope, and encouragement to families coping with addiction. Realizing you’re not alone in your struggles brings comfort and confidence to face day-to-day challenges. The overall message of Praying for Your Addicted Loved One conveys hope to families caught in the cycles of addiction. The various stages of the disease: abuse, recovery, and relapse, take their toll on families. Hopelessness grabs a family’s heart and wrings it out with each slip of clean or sober time. The verses in Jeremiah 30 and 31, the foundation of the book, offer promises of restoration and redemption. 90 in 90 reflects the 12 Step model of attending 90 meetings in 90 days. While your loved one attends meetings, you will read a daily devotional to lend spiritual support.

About the Author:

Sharron Cosby is a Southern Belle from Alabama. She is wife to Dan, mother to three adult children and Mimi to five grandchildren. After Sharron’s family, the loves of her life are reading and writing. Sharron enjoys a wide range of genres, but her favorite is legal thrillers.

Her first published title is Praying for Your Addicted Loved One: 90 in 90. The book is a 90-day devotional for families in recovery or those wanting to be. It is based on Sharron’s journey through 15 years of her son’s drug addiction and her discovery of God’s promise of restoration in Jeremiah 30 and 31.

My Review:

Sharron Cosby has written a very nice, thought out devotional based on Jeremiah 30&31. She draws from personal experience and with helping her son fight his own addiction. Jeremiah 30:8 proved to be very instrumental in helping the author to intercede for the fight to bring her child out of what was holding him hostage. The author knows the road your on and she knows the battle you are facing. She is very loving in her prose and doesn’t sound accusatory or anything like it. She is here to help and her book can do just that.

The book reveals a 90 day program which is based on the 12 step philosophy that most addiction recovery programs follow. Each day of the 90 day devotional contains words and stories for encouragement along with prayers and writing space for reflection time. Each days devotion time is aligned with a verse from either Jeremiah 30 or 31 and provide a back drop to encourage you on your journey of helping lead your loved one back into the fold. And also to show you that for strength and vigor you need to rely on the Lord and that the battle is his.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.

…more Nov 07, 2013 Barbara

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it was amazing I first saw Praying for Your Addicted Loved One by Sharron K. Cosby mentioned by Joyful Reader, and it caught my eye because we have had loved ones on both sides of our family struggle with various kinds of addictions.

The book is a series of 90 devotionals set up along the lines that in 12-step recovery programs, when people first start they are supposed to attend 90 meetings in 90 days as a help in breaking their old habits, forming new ones, and finding support. The author’s own son was addict

I first saw Praying for Your Addicted Loved One by Sharron K. Cosby mentioned by Joyful Reader, and it caught my eye because we have had loved ones on both sides of our family struggle with various kinds of addictions.

The book is a series of 90 devotionals set up along the lines that in 12-step recovery programs, when people first start they are supposed to attend 90 meetings in 90 days as a help in breaking their old habits, forming new ones, and finding support. The author’s own son was addicted to drugs for years with various successes and relapses along the way, and her son says where he was once a “hopeless dope addict,” he now calls himself a “dope-less hope addict.”

That’s what stood out to me the most in this book: hope. If someone close to you has ever been addicted to drugs, you know how hopeless it can seem some times. You can’t reason with them because their addiction messes up their thinking. Even if they agree that drugs are destroying them and vow to stop, it takes very little to draw them in again.

“With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26). Sharron shares that hope in the midst of dark and despairing times, through all of the problems and heartache that go along with having an addicted loved one. She also shares some good advice for interacting with them and encouraging hope in them and assuring of your love while not enabling them further in their addiction.

While a promise in Scripture that God will bring Israel back from the land of their captivity is not a direct promise that He will deliver an addicted loved one, verses like Jeremiah 30:10 do give hope: “Then fear not, O Jacob my servant, declares the Lord,

nor be dismayed, O Israel; for behold, I will save you from far away, and your offspring from the land of their captivity. Jacob shall return and have quiet and ease, and none shall make him afraid.” Calling wanderers back, releasing captives, setting prisoners free is what He loves to do. Jesus said, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor” (Luke 4:18-19).

I can heartily recommend this book to anyone with a loved one snared in any kind of addiction.

…more Nov 13, 2011 Stacie Wyatt

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it was amazing I read this book in exchange for honest review from Litfuse. chose this book because my family has dealt with addiction. From drug addiction, pain pill addiction, sex addiction, and alcohol addiction. I personally have dealt with pain pill and sex addiction. I do have an addictive personality–from books to online games to phone apps. I can go overboard until I get bored and move on to something else.

The book provides spiritual support to help someone going through addiction. The book is a 90 d

I read this book in exchange for honest review from Litfuse. chose this book because my family has dealt with addiction. From drug addiction, pain pill addiction, sex addiction, and alcohol addiction. I personally have dealt with pain pill and sex addiction. I do have an addictive personality–from books to online games to phone apps. I can go overboard until I get bored and move on to something else.

The book provides spiritual support to help someone going through addiction. The book is a 90 day devotional, based on a Christian perspective. The chapters are also short (3 pages long). Each chapter has a bible verse, story, prayer and reflection. The reflection poses a question and has space to respond to the question. One of the first reflections, which stood out was What is the difference between discipline and punishment?(p. 39).

The book teaches people how to deal with the pain, redirect behavior, incorporating accountability, not giving up, and having a good spiritual foundation. Chapter 3, Release your fears, stood out first. The author said she handled fear by bottling it up. I hold it close like a security blanket. It’s tattered and worn, but it’s comfortable….I learned that fear will eat me alive if if unchecked. Most of what I feared never came to past. (p. 24). This describes me very well. I hold on to things. I bottle things up. I don’t want people knowing what’s really going on. I don’t want to let people in. I don’t trust too many people. Sometimes I feel that if I let them in, then they will share my thoughts, issues, and secrets, with everyone else. How would people feel if I was more open and honest? I have things I have been through and thought of that no one still knows about because I don’t know how they will react or think or do.

Anyway, the book is a good, great read

…more Oct 19, 2013 Andrew

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it was amazing Sharron K. Cosby new book is a helpful resource in praying for an addicted loved one. It is written in the form of 90 prayers meant to be prayed each day. Each day includes a personal story, a scripture verse, and a reflection space with a few questions. Sharron Cosby opened up about her son, Josh struggle with drugs and his difficult relapses. She felt in her heart that God will bring restoration and her son would be set free from his addiction. She began to insert her son’s name into key Bible Sharron K. Cosby new book is a helpful resource in praying for an addicted loved one. It is written in the form of 90 prayers meant to be prayed each day. Each day includes a personal story, a scripture verse, and a reflection space with a few questions. Sharron Cosby opened up about her son, Josh struggle with drugs and his difficult relapses. She felt in her heart that God will bring restoration and her son would be set free from his addiction. She began to insert her son’s name into key Bible verses and she prayed out loud Jeremiah 30 and 31 over his life. She prayed for the yoke of his drug addiction would be broken. This book outlines how she prayed for her own son and it will assist others in praying for their own loved ones.

I would highly recommend this life changing and lifesaving book to anyone who knows someone that is struggling with an addiction to drugs, sex, alcoholism, anorexia, and etc. I immensely appreciated Sharron Cosby’s genuine approach in praying for an addicted loved one. She was very transparent in sharing about her pains and heartbreak in witnessing her son’s addiction that was controlling his life. I have a cousin that has an addiction and I connected with her story. I liked the way the book was designed and the content was presented in her life. The prayers and the reflection questions were beneficial and will help people pray for their loved ones. If you’re looking for a book that will assist you in praying for your addicted loved one, then read this book!

“I received the books for free from Litfuse Publicity Group/ Recovery Church for this review”.

…more Apr 09, 2014 Judy Herzanek

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it was amazing A Unique Book Full of Hope and Wisdom!

“Praying for your Addicted Loved One” is unique in many ways. Many prayer books are available and many addiction recovery books are available, but this book is in a class by itself.

To find a prayer journal that–specifically combines personal experience, is directed to family members of an addict or substance abuser and is packed with hope and biblical wisdom that reinforces the 12-Steps is very, very rare.

Sharron writes from her own personal experience as

A Unique Book Full of Hope and Wisdom!

“Praying for your Addicted Loved One” is unique in many ways. Many prayer books are available and many addiction recovery books are available, but this book is in a class by itself.

To find a prayer journal that–specifically combines personal experience, is directed to family members of an addict or substance abuser and is packed with hope and biblical wisdom that reinforces the 12-Steps is very, very rare.

Sharron writes from her own personal experience as the parent of an addict. She understands the unique hurt and hopelessness that overtakes the family of an addict. The dialogue and prayers in this book speak directly to the hurting family members to address their specific needs:

“The challenge for family members is to encourage their addict’s continued commitment to recovery. With proper boundaries in place, cheer on their day-to-day victories over the monkey on their back. Help them visualize life apart from addiction.

Spring-cleaning is never done; the season rolls around every year. Dust accumulates ad must be wiped away regularly. The same applies for sobriety. The job of working the Twelve Steps is never over. It is the “one day at a time” tidying that keeps dust bunnies at bay.”

“Praying for Your Addicted Loved One” is a classic that will stand the test of time to provide encouragement and hope to anyone who cares about an addicted loved one.

~Judy Herzanek/Changing Lives Foundation

Co-author of:
Book:Why Don’t They Just Quit? (2010 Edition, Revised and Updated)
…more Sep 27, 2016 Michele

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really liked it

I wish I would have read the reviews here first because I thought this would be a book of prayers, but it is really more of a daily devotional followed by a short prayer. The content was good and I was able to identify with many of the scenarios described in the readings. This book offered a lot of encouragement and hope.

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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.  

NOTE:

  • 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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