Thursday, May 4, 2017

Prayer for Those Carrying the Cross of Addiction

Oh Lord, I come to You to pray for all who are weighed down with some form of addiction. Lord, You are the One who came to set the captives free and to release the sinners from the chains that bind them so I lift before Your throne of grace all those who carry the cross of addiction.

Lord, I know some personally and others I know nothing about but You know everyone who is enchained by addiction. Look with compassion on all who are ensnared by any form of addiction and send help and freedom to each of them so that they may be released from this imprisonment and returned to a life that has dignity and meaning.

Give wisdom and compassion to their family members and those that care for them that they may be given the support and help to put them back on the road to recovery. Endow them with patience, understanding, and perseverance, knowing that this can take time to address.

Lord, bless all those who struggle with addictions. Touch them, heal them, reassure them of Your constant love. Remain at their side to chase away all evil temptations, fears and doubts. May the quiet assurance of your loving presence illuminate the darkness in their hearts an bring lasting peace.