Tuesday, September 9, 2008


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 ________, Your servant, bound by the chains of addiction.

Enfold him/her in Your love and restore him/her to the freedom of God's children.

Lord, look with compassion on all those who have lost their health and freedom.

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.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Thank You Ven. Matt Talbot!!!

NOTE: It is possible that the signature, "AOCA," is a typing error. "ACOA" typically refers to "Adult Children of Alcoholics," which may be a self-described label as well as a twelve-step program for women and men who grew up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional home.