Prayer To Heal Drug Addiction
Prayers for Healing of Addiction
We have received many healing prayer requests to help heal addictions. I am so grateful to all of you in the Ananda Healing Prayer Circle for your dedication in praying for those in need.
I offer this article as a sample of the writing I am doing for an upcoming book on healing and prayer. It may offer insights to you as you prayer for those who have this difficulty. I’d love to hear your insights into these prayers, as well, in the comments area.
And since this will be my only newsletter in November, I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!
Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry
Healing of Alcoholism and Drug Use
Prayer can be of great help to people who are struggling with addictions, and it often creates a turning point in helping the addict recognize that there is a problem that needs to be addressed. Prayers for the healing of addictions, such as to alcohol or to prescribed pain medications, are answered quickly the majority of the time.
Many years ago a woman and her grown daughter visited the Expanding Light and attended a healing prayer class. The mother asked for prayers for her ex-husband, the father of the young woman, for healing of alcoholism. His problem had persisted for over 25 years and was the main reason for the divorce.
Two weeks later we received an update that the man had checked himself into a treatment center, having finally admitted to himself and his family that he had a drinking problem.What is astonishing about this story is that the man was clearly loved, but even the breakup of his family hadn’t triggered a firm resolve to overcome his alcoholism, but somehow the prayers for him had finally broken through that barrier.
If you are trying to help a person to overcome alcohol or other addiction, I would recommend a multi-faceted approach. Have some members of the family commit to saying the Divine Mother healing prayer for the person every day. They should keep this up for at least a year, for it will help the patient to develop positive qualities necessary to sustain this new direction.
- Divine Mother Healing Prayer Technique:
- Divine Mother, Thou art Omnipresent. Thou art in all Thy children, Thou are in _________________Manufest Thy healing presence in his/her body, mind, and soul. Then rub the hands together briskly to generate energy. Then hold up the hands and send the energy while chanting AUM three times.
- Video of this prayer technique:
If the patient is openly ready to be healed, teach him to say this affirmation by Paramhansa Yogananda.
- A Daily Healing Affirmation by Paramhansa Yogananda:
- Focus deeply at the spiritual eye, the point of spiritual will, and say three times: I will with my own will, which flows from the Divine will, to be healthy to be well, to be prosperous and spiritual, to be well, to be well.
- Video of this affirmation:
Some patients have been helped by the book, Seven Weeks to Sobriety: The Proven Program to Fight Alcoholism through Nutrition by Joan Mathews Larson. (You can learn more about her story at joanmathewslarson.com). People can overcome alcohol addiction without this book, but it may greatly enhance their chances for success.
Harder Drugs: A Deeper Darkness
Harder drugs, such as heroin and meth, also respond to prayer, but it takes a sustained and persistent effort. The spiritual darkness around the harder drugs is more profound, and thus it takes a continued dose of light to effect the change.
Once a person is on hard drugs, there is already a history of making negative lifestyle choices. Their whole social structure may revolve around the drugs, and thus it takes something dramatic to get the person’s attention.
The patient needs to be receptive, and sometimes this only comes once the person is sitting in a jail cell.
Pray for healing in body, mind, and soul
When praying for a person addicted to harder drugs, ask not only for healing of the addiction, but also for their spiritual awakening. A complete transformation is needed. This seems especially important to overcome meth addiction because 93% of those in treatment centers relapse. It takes a miracle of healing grace to overcome meth addiction.
The few cases that I do know of people who overcame meth addiction straightened out their lives by turning to God. They straightened out and had a complete change of lifestyle both inwardly and outwardly. Pray for this level of transformation for anyone facing addiction to harder drugs.
Several times I have counseled parents to bring in a small picture of Jesus or Yogananda to their teenager who was in jail facing charges for hard drugs. I told the parents to hand the picture to their teen and give them very simple instructions on how to pray for help. It can be a very simple, yet transformative, prayer from the heart, such as, Please help me to change.
It has to start there. The addict is often ready for such things once they are terrified about the way their life is headed. Some of these kids who were on meth ended up turning toward a conservative form of Christianity because they needed that much spiritual structure to stay off the drugs. This has worked well when the minister was knowledgeable on how to help addicts.
Letter of Light
Sometimes something relatively simple can have a profound effect on a person if it comes when they are receptive to healing grace.
One day a woman in the Ananda community asked me what she could do for her brother who had a serious problem with alcohol. She believed that he wanted to change, but said he felt powerless in the face of it.
She wanted to offer him something inspirational to read, but she told me that he was not interested in spiritual books.I suggested that she send him the book, Do It Now, by Swami Kriyananda, which is now republished as Living Wisely, Living Well, Timeless Wisdom to Enrich Every Day, by Swami Kriyananda.
It is a wonderful “thought for the day” book, full of uplifting advice. I thought the short passages would be helpful for her brother. It wasn’t an overtly spiritual book, rather it advises the person on how to be the best version of yourself.
We also prayed for him to be receptive to positive changes in his life.
Several months later I took seclusion in a mountain cabin near the Sierra Buttes. I loved that the cabin had no telephone. I used the time to read spiritual books, meditate deeply and take walks in the forest.
One morning early I was awakened by a vivid dream in which I received a thank you note written in shining gold script, saying, “Thank you for helping me to overcome alcoholism, with the book, Do It Now.
One can tell the nature of a dream by the quality of the light in it.
The gold letters were radiant, so I knew it was a true, spiritual dream, but I didn’t write that book! How did God get the wrong address for that divine thank you note? Finally, after coming more fully awake, I recalled that I had suggested the book earlier to my friend for her brother.
I realized the thank you was not for writing the book, but for inspiring his sister to give him a copy of it. The man’s heart and soul must have sent forth a feeling of gratitude, and I received it in my dream.
I’d love to hear your inspirations and related experiences in the comments below.
Blessings to you,
Prayers for Alcoholism
Russian vodka – is more than 510 years. According to the records of the Kremlin archives, only monks managed to get “vodoa” – a concentrated alcohol. Other historians dispute this date, arguing that in the Russian birch bark this alcohol drink was mentioned earlier.
However, it does not matter when the birthday of the “mash follower”. There is interesting another thing.
What church thinks about the creation of “its brothers”?
It is important to mention that the original “vodoa” was found by monks, being good resolves. The main purpose was – to find a remedy to cure human, to save him from illness. Taking to consideration that the basis of many infusions and drugs, being used today, is vodka, it is safe to say that priests have taken the first step to rescuing the man. And it is true.
And where is the truth?
While the production of intoxicating beverages was under the roof of the church, they, at a minimum, were qualitative. When the state laid its hands on strong drinks own hands, and began to increase “sales targets”, a society has got a serious problem. The state was replenishing treasury with one hand while the other one killed human health.
During all this time, the Church has hallowed all holy ones and miracle-working icons. Clergymen collected “the community of sobriety”. There are similar projects in our days.
Many people were surprised, but Orthodox prayers, and later the prayer for healing from alcoholism and drug addiction, really helped to save the health of relatives, and alcohol dependency, and drug addiction “went away”.Then monasteries and their special centers left the former patients, not in order to extend the treatment, but that they could help others.
Very often people apply for prayers of deliverance from alcoholism when the human has passed “coding” or after failed experiments by “conspiracies” charlatans.
Different prayers can help. Very strong among them is Lord’s Prayer, the Prayer to Holy Spirit. There are special prayers to help to get rid of alcoholism and other sinful passions. For example, the Prayer to Savior, the prayer of St. John of Kronstadt from alcoholism, the prayers of St. Moses the Black, prayer from drinking and dope potion to healer Rev. Hypatia Pechersky and others.
In the Serpukhov Vysotsky Monastery at the end of the Divine Liturgy, every Sunday people pray with akafast, remembering suffering from an addiction to drinking of wine. Some pray for yourself and others – for their loved ones: someone has a husband abusing alcohol, someone’s son, someone’s sister.
All of them come and pray to the Mother of God “The Inexhaustible Cup”. According to legend, it was an inexhaustible source of help for people suffering from addiction to drinking wine. This happened in 1878.
Retired soldier was so addicted to alcohol that has lost his wealth and health. Elder after repeated phenomena made a warrior, having no money and the opportunity to walk, to go the monastery on his fours. Here the traveler has told all that had happened to him.
But nobody knew about that icon. And suddenly she was found in one of the aisles.
The retired soldier returned home in the church good health. The news about the miraculous icon has spread quickly. Since then, all the monasteries accept the suffering and help them to get though the illness with the help of this icon.
ROC against alcoholism and drug addiction
The Church believes that alcoholism and drug addiction destroys not only the body but also the soul. The worst thing is that this person loses – hope and faith in the healing and a normal life.
Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) is humane to people who have got under the dependence of bad habits. Orthodoxy helps with the Word of God, talking with the priests, and of course, prayers of faith reviving, fight against the disease.
Especially for these people – alcoholics and drug addicts, as well as their relatives -there is special group for anonymous treatment in churches. The combined methods of healing are used there. It uses the combined methods of healing.Spending time at work and prayers, patients are gradually getting rid of bad habits and at the same time get the bodily and so the spiritual help.
Many people after that come to the church, not only to read the prayer to the Savior, and to thank him for healing and returning to the natural world for a human.
The history of the transformation of “vodoa”, as a remedy, into the vodka, as addiction, proves that any, even a harmless thing, being exalted to the rank of an idol, can cause harm. Church teaches “don’t make an idol for you.” But not everybody understands that and admits into the soul “treacherous guest,” which overshadows both God and His love.
Therefore, the Church believes that only the grace of God is able to get rid of passion.
Christianity believes that one of the main virtues – is the golden mean. If you observe it, then any toast during the feast, even at a birthday will be with a kind smile, not with fear of threat to health and life.
Addiction Recovery – Setting Captives Free
Looking for Addiction Recovery? Did you know addictions is Witchcraft?
Witchcraft binds soul (mind), (legal drugs/cultic use of herbs for healing and/or spells). When there is addiction to drunkenness and drugs, Deception (which produces spirit of denial).
What is addictions? Addictions is anything that consumes you. When we think of addictions, we think of illegal drug addictions. Many people have legal drug addictions.
Is Addiction Recovery Possible? Yes, First, lets look what is behind addictions? A need for love. Addictions comes the principality of the unloving spirit, unclean spirit and antichrist spirit.
Addiction Recovery is Possible. The person with addiction problem has not received true love as a foundation for their live, they search diligently for love and they always have a need to be loved that goes unfulfilled. Until they see the root, it is hard to find addiction recovery! Once they understand God loves them and stop looking for love in people, addiction recovery is possible.
What are the effects of Addictions. If you have addictions, Touch of God wants to expose the enemy in your life so you can be free. In addictions, especially alcohol, drugs you have an inherited addiction curse.
When we think about addictions, we think of things smoking and drinking. But addictions run deeper than that.
Again, anything you cannot lay down by an act of your will is an addiction.
Addiction Recovery God’s Way: What Causes Addictions?Addictions results from rejection by parents through abandonment either physically or emotionally. It can be inherited but addictions will never give you the true love. What controls you – rules you! Find Addiction Recovery God’s Way!
Some forms of addictions are:
- Drug addiction
- internet addiction
- porn addiction
- video game addiction
- sex addiction
- alcohol addiction
- gambling addiction release dopamine to feel better – get a high
- pornography addiction
- love addiction
- food addiction such as sweets or carbohydrates which turns to alcohol
- masturbation addiction
- sexual addiction
- sugar addiction turns to alcohol
- prescription painkiller addiction
- heroin addiction
- exercise addiction
- illegal drug cocaine addiction
- email addiction
- illegal drug meth addiction
- tanning addiction
- illegal drug marijuana addiction
- addiction in fetish
- television addiction
- computer addiction
- behavioral addiction towards people
- internet game addiction
- coffee addiction
- legal drug xanax addiction
- work alcoholic addiction
- shopping addiction
Addiction recovery is possible!
Did you know addictions to lust, pornography and masturbation to escape or fantasize dopamine release to feel better. Many times when the dopamine go down, a person does not feel good and goes to something unconsciously to get that dopamine release. Why, a need for love and to feel loved. 90% of everyone who is into pornography is male and it involves 100% masturbation,
Alcoholism: A person who has a drink doesn’t get drunk doesn’t hate themselves; a person who takes a drink and gets drunk hates themselves. Drunkenness (under principality of Unloving Spirits) bind body. Finding Addiction Recovery God’s Way.
Nicotine from smoking. Addiction to cigarettes opens the door to death and destruction. 90% diagnosis of lung cancer is from smokers and/or most emphysema by smoking,
Legal (prescribed drugs from doctors) and illegal drugs to escape reality. Cocaine takes you into the counterpart of what’s experienced in orgasm in a relationship dopamine rush. 3rd cause of death in this country is from reactions to prescribed drugs.
What is the addictive inherited pattern? When a person does not feel good or feel unloved, then they get into addictive behaviors to get a dopamine rush to feel better which is only temporary. Many times shame and guilt follows the act of addiction especially sexual in nature addictions.
Addictive Behavior Spirits affect you spirit, soul and body. They torment you emotionally. They make you feel a failure. These spirits can cause inappropriate behavior – towards others and yourself. They are the cause of the massive guilt, anxiety and confusion you experience. Eventually, they destroy your body.
Addiction Recovery Can Be Reached
There is a way Addictions. How to find Addiction Recovery? We must first Recognize the Spiritual Bewitchment, the believe we’re listening to – that God doesn’t love us; we don’t belong here. We must take Responsibility for our participation with this sin.
Addiction Recovery is Recognizing False Patterns of Peace – Breaking Denial
God’s way is a Perfect Peace not false peace Addiction cycle can be broken. You have a choice. You can choose freedom. Remember we are spirit beings trapped in a body between two spirit realms, God and Satan. Not all our thoughts are our own. God speaks and Satan speaks. One is with love and the other is accusation. It sounds our own thoughts but not.
Isaiah 26:3-4 say:
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee; because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the LORD forever; for in the LORD JE-HO-VAH is everlasting strength.
God loves you with an everlasting love. You don’t have to fear any longer Father God loves you and we love you.
Mind/Body Connection Addiction Recovery
- Programming of unloving thoughts against God, self or others
- The hypothalamus, through the mind/body connection, controls hormones, serotonin and dopamine
- Rejection by parents through abandonment brings a predisposition to addictions
- Alcoholics are allergic to alcohol
Long-term use of drugs to support ourselves in a problem is the attempt to bypass the penalty of the curse artificially without taking responsibility for sin that causes it.
- Takes you into a place of non-reality to escape reality or pain
- 26% suffer from depression
- 28% anxiety and panic attacks
- 18% anti-social disorder
- 7% schizophrenic
- 33% Obsessive-compulsive behavior
Spirits Associated with Addictions and Drunkenness:
Principality is Unloving is the strongman and its underlings
- addictive mindsets
- Dont feel loved
- Fear of failure,
- Fear of man,
- Fear of abandonment,
- Unforgiveness toward self
- Self-murder suicide
- (Inherited) Alcoholic and Addictive Patterns
- Iniquities and Whoredoms rooted in sins of the fathers
- Co-dependency (calling evil good in the name of love) (ruler over non-drinking family members)
Characteristics of Addictive Personalities:
Witchcraft Word Study
- Found in Old Testament two times: 1 Samuel 15:23; 2 Chronicles 33:6. In Strongs – Qucem, Hebrews 7081, a lot; also divination (including its fee), oracle; (reward of) divination, divine sentence, witchcraft.
- Found in New Testament one time: Galatians 5:20. pharmakeia, Greek 5331 in Strongs and 5332 (pharmakeus); medication pharmacy, i.e. (by extension) magic (lit. or fig.): sorcery, witchcraft. It keeps us from being sanctified.
Addiction Recovery – Breaking Bad Habits:
- Get a person not to do something for 28 days and get them to do the opposite
- Break the mindset long-term memory still there that programs them
- Spiritual healing done; broken heart, unloving spirits, generational curses, genetic impurity
- Renew your mind with the Word of God of who you are in Him.
- Our bodies belong to the Lord and we have a responsibility to give them proper rest, exercise and good nutrition. Mega amounts of vitamin, mineral and herb supplements are fear motivated
- Know who your identity is in Christ. You are the bride of Christ.
Spiritual Warfare Prayer: Setting Captives Free from Disease
A Need for Love Creates Addiction Video
I hope you enjoyed the healing teachings and deliverance prayers.
If you need help, Freedom From Addiction by Neil T. Anderson
The power of prayer in addiction recovery
“Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30
Struggling with a substance abuse addiction takes its toll not only physically and emotionally, but spiritually as well.
That’s why Christian drug and alcohol treatment centers strongly believe in treating the person as a whole; mind, body and spirit.
How does prayer work in recovery? The power of prayer in recovery builds hope and provides the motivation and strength to fight the good fight against addiction.
Finding or restoring a relationship with God during rehab provides a powerful Helper while on the journey to life-long recovery. Strengthening a relationship with God through group and personal Bible studies, and fellowship with others through prayer groups, provides an unexplainable sense of peace and boundless hope. In its essence, faith in recovery needs to be accompanied by actions.
“Jesus stopped and called them. ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ he asked. ‘Lord,’ they answered, ‘we want our sight.’ Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him.” -Matthew 20:32-34
The healing power of prayer is a proven fact that scientific and medical research equally support. There are documented studies that prayer has healed many serious diseases much to the puzzlement of medical practitioners. The power of prayer is a mighty God-given gift that can heal addiction too.
No one is without weakness; no one. How we react to that weakness, however, makes all the difference in the world. Turning to drugs or alcohol is the easy way out and not the reaction God desires.
God offers unlimited strength to those who turn to Him in prayer; releasing control and allowing Him to take charge of that weakness – that addiction – will extinguish its power and hold on an addict’s life.
There are many more benefits gained through genuine faith and prayer:
- You will never be alone in the battle
- Relief from fear and anxiety
- Balance of mind, body and spirit
- Experiencing pure joy which increases the effectiveness of treatment during rehab
- Inspiration to do the work necessary to achieve a new life free of addiction
- Greater mental focus
- Diminished stress levels
- Strength against addiction triggers
- Reduced rate of relapse
- An increase of dopamine levels in the brain generating the serenity once manufactured by drug use
- Absence of depression
- A 24/7 Helper to guide you to making the right choices while accepting what cannot be changed
How to Pray
“I lift up my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.” – Psalm 121:1-2
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Think of prayer as a conversation between you and God. Talk to Him as if you were talking with a friend. Prayer does not have to be a script; filled with ‘thee’ and ‘thou.’ God wants to hear from you – personally.
A good guideline is to:
- Start with some praise, tell Him how you care for Him and trust in Him alone
- Thank Him for the blessings in your life; big and small
- Ask Him for healing from your addiction and share the desires of your heart with Him
- Ask for forgiveness
- Ask for strength and protection against the evil powers of addiction
The 12-Step Recovery and Prayer
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference” – Reinhold Niebuhr
A.A. and N.A. believe deeply in utilizing the power of prayer for recovery and healing. A countless number of addicts have achieved successful long-term recovery with the strength gained through praying to God.
Each of the twelve steps is complemented by a prayer which can be incorporated into personal prayer time. Reciting the Prayer of Serenity during A.A. meetings is customary and a good prayer to find strength on a daily basis during life-long recovery (what the Serenity Prayer means).
Believe in the Power of Prayer for Recovery
“The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” –John 10:10
Drugs and alcohol are not your friends. They are the enemy – the thief – that is intent on destroying lives and families. God promises unconditional love, protection from your enemies, a Helper to guide you and strength to carry you through. All you have to do is believe.
Good Prayers For Those Suffering From Addiction
Whether religious or not, prayers or mantras can become a valuable source of positive affirmation in your life when battling drug addiction. One of the most common prayers repeated in recovery is known as the Serenity Prayer.
It was created by Reinhold Niebuhr and reflects the attitude that not everything in life may be controlled.
It acknowledges the struggle we all face in seeking out a path toward serenity and recovery in a world that often feels chaotic and beyond our control.
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.”
A mantra, or prayer the one above, may be repeated daily to help reinforce positive thinking when cravings are creating distractions on your path toward recovery. The Recovery Prayer by Abby Willowroot, is designed to reaffirm your awareness of the strengths it takes to recover from addiction:
“Today, I heal my body, my mind, my spirit, my life. Drugs are a part of my past; they are not part of my now, they are not part of my future. Today, I am clean. Today, I am clean and free.
Today, I am becoming strong one second at a time, on thought at a time, one action at a time. I am learning how to live and to be the best parts of me today. Today, I am clean and free.”
In the Christian faith, addiction is often linked to a kind of spiritual warfare. Within the book of James this verse appears:
“Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.”
Universal Messages In Prayers Relating To Addiction
There are some common themes that emerge throughout in prayers and mantras relating to addiction. These prayers often relate to seeking truth, demonstrating how muddled our perceptions become when we are using.
They ask us to remain honest and acknowledge the addiction; not to control or manage it.
They showcase the courage it takes for someone to face the fear, damage inflicted by, and the severity of cravings and withdrawal symptoms relating to addiction.
Most, as with the Serenity Prayer, they identify a notion that the addicted individual fell into addiction because they were suffering from some underlying struggle. And nearly all highlight an awareness of a higher power, whether it be God, or finding serenity in nature – seeking out something pure on a path darkness and shadow.
One particular bible verse found within Corinthians, quite simply acknowledges the free will to choose to use, while including a most helpful mantra in contrast, “I will not be mastered by anything.”
“Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is beneficial. Everything is permissible for me, but I will not be mastered by anything.”
The Efficacy Of Prayer
Prayer and mantras as described above have been widely used in treatment and recovery programs, but are they effective? Science supports prayer appears to be an effective tool for relaxing the body, lowering blood pressure, and helping uplift mood. As such, prayer or mantras may be most beneficial when they are recited during times of high stress or tension. Repetition of prayer can play a critical role in reducing blood pressure and inducing calm for the troubled individual.
Which prayers work best for one person, depends a lot on their belief system and what the individual finds meaningful. Sometimes addiction has so far blinded a person from any awareness of good left within them, it is easier to acknowledge good outside of the body, a spiritual awareness, while beginning to reconnect with the good inherent in the person.
Someone recovering from a long-term addiction may find himself or herself in a place of destruction, in which relationships, career, and finances have fallen apart. They may feel unlovable, unreachable at the start. This is where prayer can help reinforce a message of hope that they are not lost, that there is light at the end of this dark, dark tunnel.
Prayers For The Newly Sober
Prayers or mantras for the newly recovered might be more strongly rooted in helping connect the individual with the support that surrounds them, whether that be support from God, family, or some other network. The following is a message that separates the addiction from the individual.
“My mistakes don’t define me, but are transformed by the grace of God. Therefore I release shame off of me and receive love from God and others.”
Other prayers help us remember the importance of focusing on one moment at a time, one day at a time, to manage the anxiety that is recurrent in early recovery.
Knowing that the problems that surround us are temporary and will subside, and that we must only focus on one issue at a time in those early stages of recovery will also help alleviate some of the self-inflicted guilt when we try to think so far ahead and feel we must fix all that was broken at once. The following mantra is part of a larger poem to aid in this one day a at a time thinking:
“Just for today, I will try to live through this day only, and not tackle all my problems at once. I can do something for twelve hours that would appall me if I felt that I had to keep it up for a lifetime.”While most are aware of the beginning few lines of the Serenity Prayer, the remaining text is often left out. To paraphrase, the text goes on to suggest living one day at a time is key to finding peace. It also suggests that the challenges we face on this path are not designed to stop us, but to help strengthen us on our path toward serenity in recovery:
“Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardships as the pathway to peace…”
St. Jude’s prayer addresses the addiction accurately as an illness. At the same time, the prayer is interwoven with the notion that the addicted person is not alone in his or her battles with addiction.
Again, it reiterates those powerful messages of unconditional love, separating the addiction from self, and self-awareness that we are no longer in a place of control, but on a path toward recovery from something that has so long controlled us.
“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, and 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.”
The “set-aside prayer,” popular within Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous groups, asks the addicted individual to open their minds to the experience of living free from addiction, by addressing specific long-standing notions.
“Dear God, please help me to set aside everything I think I know about [a person, place, or thing], so I may have an open mind and a new experience. Please help me to see the truth about [a person, place, or thing].”
Prayers and mantras sometimes seek help from a higher power or behave as affirmations designed to connect an individual with personal growth and strength.
The following poem, Salutation to the Dawn, asks a person to focus on the power of today by examining the reality of what exists within a person’s life and to celebrate how far they have come, how much they have grown. To live in the now with the kind of awareness that will create a vision of hope for the future.Look to this day!For it is life, the very life of life.In its brief courseLie all the verities and realities of your existence:The bliss of growth;The glory of action;The splendor of achievement;For yesterday is but a dream,And tomorrow is only a vision;But today, well lived, makes every yesterdaya dream of happiness,
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
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.
By Your grace, as I read this, My mind and energy align with Yours. By Your grace, the power of my mind Is multiplied exponentially by all who read this. Aligned with You, we are more powerful than any evil — or any substance—
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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