Prayers for addiction

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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God of life, You made me in Your perfect image, to live in Your love and to give You glory, honor and praise. Open my heart to Your healing power. Come, Lord Jesus, calm my soul just as you whispered “Peace” to the stormy sea. St. Jude, most holy Apostle, in my need I reach out to you. I beg you to intercede for me that I may find strength to overcome my illness. Bless all those who struggle with addiction. Touch them, heal them, reassure them of the Father’s constant love. Remain at my side, St. Jude, to chase away all evil temptations, fears, and doubts. May the quiet assurance of your loving presence illuminate the darkness in my heart and bring lasting peace. Amen.

Post your prayer or petition below for those suffering from addiction. Or if you would like, send your special intentions for those suffering from addiction to the altar of St. Jude at the National Shrine of St. Jude where it will be prayed for by the Claretians.

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Whether you are suffering from an addiction or seek some spiritual healing and deliverance from Christ, it is always best to devote some daily time to pray. Here is a look at some great prayers for addiction and healing that will surely life your spirits up.

Prayer #1

Dear Father,

Please meet me in my loneliness, help me to have the confidence to speak with someone about my addiction. I trust that you can lead me out of this prison, that you can heal my mind and body.

I long to be free, yet I still feel so trapped by my thoughts and fears. Cover me with your love and grace, until, with your help Lord, I can walk in freedom, break out and fully live again.

Amen.

Prayer #2

O Lord,

I trust that you understand me. You have carried me in the hardest times. Only you have seen each despairing moment and only you have walked beside me. Now I ask that you, with your gentle, healing hands would lead me away from my drug addiction. Cover my mind and body as I face the withdrawal and fill my heart with songs of hope. Help me to see what you can already see. Me, cleansed of all the upset and brokenness, free to live and love, restored and redeemed.

Amen.

Prayer #3

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.

Prayer #4

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
As it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
If I surrender to His Will;
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life
And supremely happy with Him
Forever and ever in the next.
Amen.

Prayer #5

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 and against you in the name of Jesus.

Prayer #6

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.

Prayer #7

Righteous Father, please forgive us for not being there when we should have for that person who turned to drugs for comfort. Forgive us for judging and condemning those who are addicted. Forgive us for overlooking opportunities to show love and compassion to the hurting families who are suffering from the effects of addiction. Forgive those who are addicted for turning to something unholy for help instead of turning to You. Forgive them for not responding to the voice of wisdom and making unhealthy choices in life. Forgive those of us who have at one time, knowingly or unknowingly, contributed to the cause of another’s addiction. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that You have committed). Holy Spirit, remind those who are addicted of all those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show You names or faces of people that You may need to forgive. As He shows You, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in Your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

Prayer #8

Dear God,

There are so many things to be addicted to in this world…so many enticing things that people cling to, even if that thing is destroying them. I pray against addiction and claim freedom! I pray protection over each of our lives, over husbands, over our family and our friends! May Your power Lord rescue those who need an intervention, those too weak to resist the enemy. May Your power be sufficient and may people find hope amidst a dark world. Please Lord, we cry out to You, break the chains of addiction, sexual addiction, alcohol addiction, drug addiction, lying, stealing, cheating, dishonoring, or idolizing! Holy Spirit rain down, cleanse us, and let your grace restore us in Jesus’ name AMEN!

Prayer #9

Dear God,

Help me.
You know what I crave.
You know my struggles.
I call out to you.
You have all the answers on how to be free.
Cleanse my thoughts and cleanse my body.
Renew my mind as I read your Word.
Guide me through this valley to a place of victory.
In Jesus’ name I pray,
Amen

Compulsive habits can be hard to break. For those stuck in substance abuse and addiction, here is an inspirational video that will help to set you on a path to seeking forgiveness.

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prayers for addiction

Prayer for the Victims of Addiction

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.

Prayers in Time of Need

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.

Prayer of Repentance

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.

Morning Prayer for Sobriety

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.

Night Prayer for Sobriety

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.

Prayers for sobriety and addiction do come true!
Send your prayer for sobriety and addiction
to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher right now.

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