Prayers for the addicted

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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Praying For the Addicted

 Addiction is idolatry. The addict is an idolater who has made an idol, not with his hands, but with his heart (Ezekiel 14:3). Addiction is in reality a lordship problem. The addict has surrendered himself or herself to something or someone other than God. The reason for this surrender is to meet some need or to fulfill some desire. The person turns to something or someone rather than God to meet the need or the desire.Yet, you must realize that there are no helpless cases where Jesus Christ is concerned. The power of Jesus Christ canset the addict free. Through Him, the addict can receive hope and deliverance. This is not just a religious cliché. Theseare not fancy words that are empty of power and meaning. Jesus Christ is real and His power to change lives stands asan unchanging truth. You can see this power flow into a person’s life through prayer. You can receive this power throughprayer. Your loved one can be set free! You can be set free through the power of Jesus Christ!The following is a prayer guide that you can use for those who are addicted. You can use these Scripture prayers tointercede for others. You could also use them for yourself if you are addicted.Father, I plead that You would draw ________________ into a personal relationship to Jesus Christ. Let the transformingpower of Jesus Christ flow into his/her life (John 3:3, 15-17).Lord, I pray that You would grant repentance to ______________. Cause ___________ to turn from this addiction toJesus Christ (2 Timothy 2:25-26).I pray that ____________ would see and understand that Jesus Christ is sufficient for him/her. Let ___________understand that Jesus Christ can meet his/her greatest needs and that He is the only hope that he/she has (Colossians1:15-23).I ask that ____________ would see the dangers involved with his/her addiction. Open _____________’s eyes to thedamage and destruction that his/her addiction will bring into his/her life. Take away _____________’s blindnessconcerning the danger and destruction of his/her addiction (Proverbs 14:12).Father, I pray in the name of Jesus Christ that You would break the demonic strongholds in ________________’s life.Through the blood of Jesus and the authority of His name, I plead that You would remove the demonic powers away from _____________ and send these evil spirits to the pits of hell. I ask in the name of Jesus that You would remove anyinfluence that Satan or his demons have in ______________’s life (2 Corinthians 10:3-5).Father, I ask You to annihilate any pleasure, satisfaction, or comfort that _____________’s addictive behavior provideshim/her. Let ___________ find no benefit or help in the addictive behavior. Cause this addiction to be bitter in his/her sight(Hosea 2:6-7; Ezekiel 37:23).Holy Spirit, I pray that You would destroy the grip that this addiction has on ____________’s life. You have the power tobreak the desire for and the slavery to this addiction. Release this power into ______________’s life. Let the power thatcreated the world and raised Jesus from the dead flow into ______________’s life, breaking this addiction and turning _____________ to the Lord Jesus Christ (Genesis 1:2; Acts 2:32; John 16:7-8).Father, I pray in the name of Jesus that You would enable _______________ to cope with the physical and emotionalpain in his/her life. Do not allow Satan to use these things to keep ________________ dependent on his/her addictivebehavior. Cause _____________ to turn to You for the strength to cope with these things. Rescue _____________ fromturning to the addictive behavior for relief from the pain. Let Your grace and power flow into ____________’s life. Teach _____________ to depend on You rather than the addiction (2 Corinthians 1:3-4; Psalm 86:17; Isaiah 12:1, 49:10, 51:3,12, 52:9; 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17).I plead that You would empower __________________ face and deal with the pressures of life. Instead of turning to theaddictive behavior for the strength to cope, teach ______________ to turn to You. Reveal Yourself to him/her as the

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