Prayer For Overcoming Drugs
Prayers for Drug Addiction Recovery and Recovering Alcoholics
I’m glad you found your way to this page. This means that you or someone you know needs help. The fact that you are here shows that you or someone you know needs to change. It’s time to take that first step toward recovery, whatever the addiction may be. Hopefully through prayer and help from organizations, family, and friends this vice will be overcome.
Prayers for Drug Addiction Recovery
God, I’m going through recovery, and it is a bumpy road, but I know I can get through it. I’m glad I can turn to you for strength and peace of mind.
I need you to reinforce me so I can continue to fend off this evil. I do not want to disappoint you or my family so I need to remain strong. Many others have gotten through this and I know I can as well.
Jesus, continue to walk with me on this difficult journey.
Prayer for Overcoming Addiction
I know that when things that aren’t important start affecting my life, I need to change. I turn to you today, God, because I need your guidance. I have fallen to this addiction and it needs to end.
I now realize that I have a problem and through you, my friends, and family I will resolve it. It began with innocent intentions. I just wanted an escape from how I was feeling, and now I’m paying the price. I need to finally stand up against my addiction.
Help fortify my will and help me stand steadfast against the temptations I will be facing.
Prayer for a Recovering Alcoholic
Lord Jesus, I would to thank you for giving me the strength and courage I need to recover from my addiction. I am extremely pleased by the progress I am making each day. I know that I’m on the right path. Thank you so much for enlightening my mind by showing me what I was doing to myself and loved ones.
I have been blinded all along not knowing that I’ve become heavily dependent on alcohol. I would to ask forgiveness for my weaknesses. I know I have failed you, but I am working very hard to not to return to that life. Thank you for showing how much you care for me amidst this difficult time in my life.
I can feel your presence telling me that I can make it through this uphill battle. It’s not an easy task to forget about something that has been part of my daily routine for years. Lord, thank you for giving me this opportunity to realize what I have become. There are some who aren’t given this chance.I know I cannot do this alone. I need you by my side through it all. I regret what I have done, because it has led to ruining relationships with family and friends. Lord, I pray that you will show me your compassion. I want to be completely free from this addiction.
I will not allow it to further influence my life in a negative way. All things are possible with you because you are my Redeemer.
Prayer for Alcoholics
Heavenly Father, I feel deeply saddened knowing what people go through who are alcoholics. It is a very challenging situation to be in, because it involves so many negative emotions. There are countless instances where good relationships can become destroyed by alcoholism.
A marriage can end very badly because of this addiction. Children of parents who are alcoholics do not grow up to have the proper upbringing that they deserve. Their vision is blinded and their minds get clouded which can lead to both mental and physical abuse.
Father, I put my whole faith in you in finding a solution to this dilemma. I pray that you’ll help these troubled souls overcome this cruel addiction. I believe that through you it is not too late for them to change for the better. There is always hope within you .
As a faithful believer, I trust that you’ll be able to help alcoholics win their battle against this addiction.
Prayer for a Heroin Addict
Merciful God, you have given me this life. I am very grateful for your generosity. Today, I come to you asking for forgiveness. I have a problem. Even though I am ashamed to admit it, I know that the first step to recovery is acceptance. I have been dependent on it for awhile now.
Heroin makes me feel good but at the expense of everyone who has ever cared for me. I have finally realized that what I’m doing is wrong. I also shouldn’t be abusing my body, because it is a special gift you have generously bestowed upon me. Please give me the fortitude and willpower I need to defeat this addiction.
It has greatly affected my relationships with the people I love the most. I know you will not let me face this alone. I do not want to disappoint your or my family ever again. Today, I am making a promise to you that I will never again fall to the shadows. I have decided to quit this vile addiction.I will take it one day at a time and find the strength I need in you. I trust that you’ll continue to work your mighty wonders in my life.
Addiction is a terribly challenging thing to deal with. It is one weakness that quite a few of us have. Please keep in mind that when I say, “addiction” I’m not just talking about drugs.
Addiction can take many different forms. Someone who gets home from work and watches TV until they go to bed everyday could definitely be considered to be addicted to television.
It can take many forms.
Hopefully with these prayers you or your loved ones can make some progress. I encourage all who have a problem with addiction to pray and seek professional help.
Remember that your friends and family are the most important parts of your life. Do not lose them over something that really doesn’t matter.
Here are a few resources that may help you or someone you know who is having a problem with addiction:
Alcoholics Anonymous – This is probably one of the largest organizations dedicated to those who suffer from alcoholism.
National Institute on Drug Abuse – A great site that offers plenty of resources regarding drug abuse and addiction.
Overcoming Victim Spirit Prayer of Deliverance
Overcome a Victim Mentality Prayer of Deliverance further down page.
You must change your mindset and line your mind with the Word of God. Renewing your mind Scriptures of Truth from the Word of God.
Romans 12:2 – And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Philippians 4:8 – Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things [are] honest, whatsoever things [are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] lovely, whatsoever things [are] of good report; if [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise, think on these things.
2 Corinthians 4:16 – For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward [man] is renewed day by day.
1 Peter 1:13 – Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
Ephesians 4:23 – And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
John 8:32 – And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
To remain free from victim mentality spirit, you must change your poor thinking to God’s way of thinking through the word of God. Otherwise, you will wrestle with a victim spirit which will attract other demons to assault you. One of the spirits briefly mentioned is the predator spirit.
The preditor spirit partners up with the victim mentality. This spirit comes and inflicts physical and emotional pain. Next is the Poverty Spirit that steals your inheritance, finances, etc.
Are you one of those who cannot accept that you deserve good things? It manifest in many ways such as false humulity.
How about being satisfied with less than God’s best for them? Do you settle for less and not believe for the best?
The one who abuses you, use you, manipulates you or intimidates you if husband or boss or family members is a spirit of Jealousy. When something good does come your way, does the ones around you get jealousy and tear it down? Do you allow it? Turning it around, do you get jealousy when others around you get blessed? These spirits all work together.
Another spirit is welfare spirit. A welfare spirit does not own up to the problem. It will go find someone to solve the problem and to blame. We need to be problem solvers.
When someone has been hurt, abused, rejected, this can open the door to the spirit of Self-Pity spirit. It is a demon that is given permission to take root in us when we are Unforgiving or even Passive-Aggressive….
This evil spirit of self-pity is a spirit that will bind you to your hell as if with super glue and not allow you to go on to the future. That is the purpose of self-pity spirit to not fulfill the calling the Lord has for you.It keeps you from forgiving those who abused you but also keeps you in abuse – stuck attracking all the wrong men.
For instance, see Judg. 19:25; 2 Sam. 13: 1-20; John 10:10. When victimization produces trauma, demons often attach themselves to the wounded individual to advance the diabolical cycle of events. The victim’s fear, intimidation, self-pity, and hopelessness are now satanically supercharged.
Dealing with Pain of Victim Mentality
- First step is to forgive those who abused you.
- Second step is to refuse to replay negative memories after you have forgiven them. We want to keep a record of wrong.
- Third step is to see yourself as a victor in Christ and not as a victim.
- Fourth Step is going through deliverance.
Overcoming a Victim Mentality Prayer
Father God I choose to forgive those who used me, hurt me, abused me physically, sexually, mentally or spiritually. I forgive ___________________ from my heart and let them go free. I tear up the note against them and let them go free. Amen.
Father God, today I choose life when I’ve wanted to die many times. Today I choose life to serve you and to be obedient to your word.
Father God forgive me for abusing my body such as eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, bingeing, excessive fasting, self-mutilation (cutting, tattoos, piercing or damaging behavior of overeating, stealing, drug use, rage, criminal activity, nicotine abuse, alcohol, sexual sin and perversion. Amen.
“Father God on behalf of myself and ancestors I repent for not allowing ourselves to be vulnerable and for not asking for help as we saw it as a weakness. I acknowledge I do need help, particularly Your help Lord Jesus Christ because I cannot do all things in my own strength – Amen”.
Dear God I repent for allowing the enemy to keep me and my ancestors down, especially when feeling it was our penance or duty to keep accepting this abusive treatment.
I repent of all self belief of unworthiness, and not believing we deserved better. I repent for allowing this abuse to continue as a way to receive attention.
I forgive all the people (name them if able) who have abused, victimized and traumatized me and my family.
“Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ on behalf of my ancestors and myself I repent for the times we have spiritually, physically, emotionally, verbally and sexually abused ourselves or others. I choose to forgive myself and receive the Lord’s forgiveness – Amen”.
I choose to forgive those who have hurt me, abuse me, used me or bullied me in any way. I tear up the note against them and give them to the Lord for the Lord to deal with them. I receive your forgiveness for all unforgiveness towards others. Amen.I bind the spirits of victimization spirits, predator spirit, poverty spirit, self-pity spirit, rejection, self-hatred, dishonor, false pride, jealousy, unforgiveness, spiritual oppression, unclean spirits, , emotional pain, spiritual pain, anxiety, stress, fear, despair, guilt, shame, helpless, denial, agony, worthless, damaged good, distrust, etc. I break its power and send it to dry places. Father God, I break all ungodly soul ties attachment from myself to all abusers and command the abuser, independent and victim spirits, as well as all demon on soul ties to go to the dry places now in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
I break all programming default of negative thinking or wrong thinking or wrong mindsets and choose to put on the mind of Christ and believe the Word over all negative words spoken over me that were not of love. I do deserve to be treated with respect, honor and in high regards as a human. Amen.
I declare I am no longer a victim and a target for abuse. In the name of Jesus Christ I declare I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me – Amen”. I choose today to see myself as a child of the king.
I receive since I am bought with a price that I am a royal priesthood and can walk with my head up high and that I do deserve good things from God. I choose to accept the best from the Lord and not take the least again.
Take the time to sign your name ________________________ and date it: ___________________ to acknowledge you are the Bride of Christ and a Royal Priesthood since the Lord is the King of the Universe and you belong to His kingdom and not the world’s kingdom.
For the next 30 days read these scriptures of who you are and get them planted in your heart.
Who I am In Christ (download – pdf)
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6 Good Prayers for Drug Addicts
Addiction is one of many illnesses that can consume an individual’s life and lead them down a path to destruction. If you are suffering from drug addiction, here is a look at some good prayers for drug addicts. These will help to encourage your recovery.
Most loving God, we ask your blessing upon all who suffer from addiction. Strengthen them to reach out for help. Enable them to take the first step to recovery. Bless them with the persistence to persevere in the fight to be free. Give courage and hope to their families, drawing them close together in the power of your love, which alone can transform our living.
Bless this day keep me safe and whole
kind and compassionate.
Bless my path today Help me to act with wisdom
and live in perpetual gratitude.
Bless my human family who are everywhere & everyone Bless the creatures and plants May all life be blessed on this day,
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.
God of mercy, we bless you in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, who ministered to all who come to Him. Give your strength to (name of the one I am praying for), who is bound by the chains of addiction. Enfold him/her in your love and restore him/her to freedom through your grace.
Lord, look with compassion on all those who have lost their health and have broken relationships because of their attachment to the object of their addiction. Restore to them the assurance of your unfailing mercy, and strengthen them in the work of recovery. To those who care for them, grant patient understanding and a love that perseveres.
Lord, in your servant, Venerable Matt Talbot you have given us a wonderful example of triumph over addiction, of devotion to duty, and of lifelong reverence of the Holy Sacrament.May his life of prayer and penance give (name of the one I am praying for) courage to take up his/her cross and follow in the footsteps of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Father, we ask this through Christ our Lord.
Dear God, I come to You as I come to no one else. I am so sorry. I have nearly thrown away my life, my body, my soul —through addiction. But recognition of my addiction has never given me power to control it. You know this. You never blame me.
You know the truth.
Addiction is an attractor field – a low vibrational level. I wound up there because I was trying to escape pain, Or I was trying to experience something transcendent,
And I got stuck.
But there is a better way to escape pain, And there is a better way to touch rapture.
I can receive an authentic calling from You.
Therefore, I surrender myself to what I can be —to that highest level to which You call me. I demand, now, in this moment, Father, that You call me
—that You call me loudly.
You call me and raise me up addiction
—and into a higher level attractor field.
And as You raise me, So do You raise all of Humanity addiction —and into a higher level attractor field. Together we rise, as one force in You, one at a time and together. You raise me because I deserve a better life. You raise me because I am ready to be raised.
You raise me because the world needs me.
I rise and keep rising; I do not fall. I rise because You need me. I am Your Thoughts, Your Voice, Your Hands. I rejoice in my inherent holiness.
For I am where You reside.
You lift me because I have asked
—and because you love me so very much.
Can ever be.
Together WE form a conduit of love. It reaches into my need for addiction and I am healed. By healing myself, I help heal Humanity’s need for addiction. Joy fills my soul. My gratitude is infinite.
Thank You, Beloved Creator.
And so it is.
Lord God in heaven Creator of all things.
You have all power to heal those who are struggling with the devastating disease of addiction.
We pray God you would intercede in their lives and flood their eyes with light. So they can know and understand the hope to which you have called them.
Give them strength and courage take away their fears, grief, anxieties, and resentments. Send your word God heal them, rescue them from the pit of destruction. Allow them to live and not die. Heal their broken hearts and bind up their wounds curing all of their pains and sorrows.
Allow them to hear your call, allow them the grace to never ever give up and to always stay focused on you.
Fill their hearts with your word, for your word is life to all who find it and health for the whole body, mind, and spirit. I pray these things in Jesus Holy Name.
Here is a look at some great prayers to overcome addictions for anyone who is left struggling. If you know a loved one, friend, family member, or coworker that is suffering; seek God’s help to set them free.
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Overcoming addictions through spiritual practice | SSRF English
SSRF publishes these case studies with the intention of providing some direction to our readers with regard to problems that manifest at a physical or psychological level, but which can have their root cause in the spiritual dimension.
When the root cause of a problem is spiritual in nature we have observed that the inclusion of spiritual healing remedies generally gives the best results. SSRF advises continuation of conventional medical treatment along with spiritual healing remedies for the treatment of physical and psychiatric illnesses.
Readers are advised to take up any spiritual healing remedy at their own discretion.
Abstract: Cyriaque from Paris was addicted to smoking cigarettes, marijuana (pot) and alcohol. He overcame addiction to marijuana through sheer will power.
However will power was not enough to help him quit smoking and consuming of alcohol.
This case study explains in his own words how he could stop smoking and drinking when he started spiritual practice that conformed to the six basic principles of spiritual practice.
1. Cyriaque’s addictions
I was addicted to smoking cigarettes & marijuana (pot) and alcohol.
1.1 Addiction to alcohol
I had my first drink with some friends from my Judo training club when I was around 18 years old. I was shy and introverted and having alcohol helped me open up and speak to people and girls. On average, I would drink about 1 litre of beer or about 5 glasses of whisky but only on weekends when going out.
My maximum intake was about 2-3 litres of beer or 1 bottle of wine or half bottle of whisky. I would start drinking normally but after sometime would lose control, get drunk and then would feel sick for days. By nature, I tend to be nice and calm but many a time my friends experienced a change in my behaviour after getting drunk.
Once a friend commented, “Last night you were another person, a devil.”
1.2 Addiction to cigarettes
I started smoking cigarettes at around 23 to 24 years of age when I started modelling in 1994. I smoked around half a pack to one pack a day. After a year or two sometimes when I would go out, I would smoke 2 packs of cigarettes per day.
When smoking I would not smoke slowly. In just 4 to 5 draws, I would run through the cigarettes a chimney. I smoked a lot for 4 years. I had an intense desire to stop smoking, as I really did not feel good about it. I could feel it ruining my health. Moreover the cost was quite a lot, but I just could not stop.
1.3 Addiction to marijuana (marihuana, pot)
I also started smoking marijuana at about 24 years of age, mostly among friends who would ask me if I want it. At first I smoked little, one joint once a month for about 2 years. Then at age 26, I started smoking 1 joint every evening for 6 months.
Then the next 6 months I smoked crazy, 10 joints a day from 8 am till late evening. When I would not smoke, I would get irritable and this scared me. So one day I thought to myself, ‘This is going to kill me, I have to stop’’ and just stopped on will power. But the habit did not leave me entirely.
I still continued to smoke pot occasionally until 1998.
2. Overcoming addiction to smoking and drinking after starting spiritual practice
In February 1999, I came in contact with the Spiritual Science Research Foundation (SSRF) where the concept about how addiction is caused by ancestral problems was explained to me. This explained to me why my will power failed to overcome my smoking and drinking.
I was advised to chant the special protection chant of ‘Shrī Gurudev Datta‘ to relieve distress from ancestral problems. I started chanting the very moment I was told.
After only 3 days of intense chanting, when I started to smoke a cigarette, after just one draw I could not continue and extinguished the cigarette.For the next 11 months, I did not smoke at all. In January 2000, I started smoking again, but only for 3 weeks.
Then I realised that this must again be due to some ancestor satisfying his desire to smoke, but this time I could stop easily as I was chanting the Name of God and was aware of the causes of why I was smoking. For the next one year, I was smoking 2 to 3 cigarettes on a few occasions only.
Since 2001, I stopped completely and until now I have not touched a cigarette.
My marijuana habit which consisted of occasional joints continued till about a year after starting spiritual practice.Then it went away by itself. To date, I have not done a joint again.
Similarly my drinking also reduced immediately after starting the chanting. Before I started spiritual practice I would get drunk very often, almost every weekend.
After starting to chant ‘Shri Gurudev Datta’, I drank little and for a few times only. Since 2003, I stopped drinking alcohol entirely.
Since I am French and drinking wine is a national habit, nowadays just on a very rare occasion I drink half a glass of wine.
I see so many people who are struggling to stop smoking and despite having firm convictions, putting on nicotine patches and taking medicine they are unable to overcome it.
By applying spiritual remedies, I was cured faster without spending money on any medicines or any kind of therapy.