Being a Christian and having dealt with addiction, I learned how to rely on God in everything. Addiction left me with feelings of hopelessness, and I thought I could never be saved. However, after sharing my struggles with my parents, who are pastors, I got the help I needed through constant prayer and fasting. If you are dealing with addiction as I did, you must be looking for prayers that will help you overcome addiction. So, what are some prayers for addiction?
Here is an example of a prayer for addiction; “Dear Father, please heal me from the wounds of addiction and renew my mind, body, and spirit. Help me to find peace and joy in my life again and to experience the fullness of your love and grace. Give me the strength to overcome my addiction and the courage to embrace a new life of sobriety. I pray in Jesus’ name, trusting and believing, Amen.”
In this article, I will discuss intensively and give an example of the most powerful prayers to pray when going through addiction. I will also shed light on whether it is okay to say the following prayers to someone struggling with addiction or if one can say more than one addiction prayer. Keep reading to learn more.
What does the Bible say about addiction?
Though the Bible does not straightforwardly discuss addiction, some verses in the scripture can guide Christians around this topic. Different verses address the different modes of addiction ranging from substance abuse to sexual addiction.
For example, the book of 1st Peter 5:8 says, “Be alert and of sober mind.” That is evident that the Bible is against substance abuse. Furthermore, the book of 1st Corinthians 6:20 reminds us to take care of our bodies as they are God’s temple.
Other than strongly warning against addiction, the Bible is keen to offer hope and healing for those struggling with addiction. For example, Jeremiah 17:14 says, “Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me, and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.”
This verse is quite comforting for anyone who is struggling to recover from an addiction. It reminds you that you are not alone, and God can get you out of that situation if you run to him for help.
6 Prayers for addictions
Quick deliverance prayer
Dear Lord, I come before you today, reminding myself of your promises. You say you are a God that will never leave me. You remind me in your word that you are faithful even when I am unfaithful (2 Timothy 2:13). Lord, I pray for my quick deliverance in these bondages that I got myself into. I pray that you may lead and guide me to your path of righteousness.
Dear father, you say in 2nd Chronicles 7:14 that if the people called by Your name humble themselves and seek your face, you will answer them from heaven and heal their land. Lord, I am praying for your healing in my life.
Pull me out of this addiction and give me the strength to move forward with sobriety. May your light and grace shine upon me, that I may have a testimony to live by and glorify your holy name for the remaining days of my life. I pray this prayer, trusting that I am healed by the blood of Jesus, Amen.
As stated in the prayer, this prayer is based on 2nd Chronicles 7:14. This scripture indicates that it does not matter what you have done or which addiction you are facing; as long as you turn from your ways and humbly seek God, He will heal you.
Prayer for Strength
Dear Father, I come before you today seeking strength as I journey through my recovery from addiction. Lord, I know that this journey is not easy and that there will be many challenges and obstacles along the way. But I also know that with your help and guidance, I can overcome anything that comes my way. Lord, I ask that you grant me the strength to resist temptation and overcome any cravings that may arise. Help me to stay focused on my goal of living a sober life and give me the courage to face any challenges that come my way.
This prayer is inspired by Philippians 4:13. God reminds us that we can overcome anything through Him who strengthens us. This prayer reminds you to rely on God through your recovery journey.
Addiction deliverance prayer from alcoholism
Dear Father, I come before you, acknowledging that I am struggling with addiction. I always find myself drinking alcohol even though I know it is not good for my health and I need to be sober. I get overwhelmed and find myself drinking, a habit that I struggle to quit. Getting drunk pains me since it harms my relationships and myself. It has led me to a path of self-destruction and self-harm that I really want to get out of.
So, dear Father, I come before you, asking you to help me get rid of this addiction completely. I am working with several support groups, and I am praying for you to help me with consistency and following whatever I hear. Just as your word says that we should be doers and not just hearers of your word, make me a doer of your word God (James 1:22).
Father, I am praying that you may guide me to more resources and align me with people that will help me during my recovery journey. God, may you renew my mind so that I can be transformed and leave everything that kept triggering me to drink alcohol behind. May you heal me, heal my emotions, and grant me peace that surpasses human understanding.
God, may you strengthen my faith in you so that I can trust your word and promises. I walk in faith and have hope for a better future free from alcoholism. In the mighty name of Jesus, I pray and believe. Amen!
This prayer is based on Romans 12:2. This prayer and passage mean that the way to leave bad habits like alcoholism behind is by renewing your mind so that you may have the discernment to know what to engage in and what not.
A prayer for gratitude
Dear Father, as I journey through addiction and recovery, I come to you today with a heart full of gratitude. Despite the challenges and struggles that I have faced, I know that you have been with me every step of the way, guiding and supporting me. Lord, I am grateful for the love and support of family and friends who have been there for me throughout this journey. I thank you for the healthcare professionals who have dedicated their lives to helping people like me overcome addiction and find healing. Father, I am grateful for the gift of each new day and the opportunity to start fresh. I am thankful for the strength and courage that you have given me to face each day and for the progress that I have made on my journey to recovery. Lord, I am grateful for the lessons that I have learned through this journey. I know that every experience has helped me to grow stronger and more resilient, and I thank you for the wisdom and insight that I have gained along the way. Amen.
This prayer is inspired by 1 Thessalonians 5:18. It is a prayer that reminds us to cultivate a heart of gratitude even when going through hard times.
Prayer for grace when fighting addiction
Dear Father, I am coming before you feeling crushed and frustrated during my recovery journey. Lord, I am finding it hard to quit this addiction, but I am trusting you. You say in your word that your grace is made perfect in my weakness, and when I am weak, you make me strong (2 Corinthians 12:9-10).
May you strengthen me in my inner being so that I may be able to go through my recovery process and not look back. May you make any bent paths in my healing journey straight. Lead me and guide me throughout this journey. Amen.
This prayer is based on 2nd Corinthians 12:9-10. It means that when praying for strength during addiction, keep in mind that God’s grace is sufficient and that he makes you strong in your weaknesses.
Prayer for Surrender
Dear Father, I come before you today humbled and in need of your help. As I journey through addiction and recovery, I know that I cannot do this alone. I need your strength, guidance, and wisdom to help me overcome this challenge in my life. Lord, I surrender all of my fears, doubts, and worries to you. I give you control over my life and ask that you lead me on the path of righteousness. I know that I have made mistakes in the past and have fallen short of your glory, but I also know that with your help, I can overcome my addiction and find true healing. Father, I surrender my will to you and ask that you take away any desires that are not in alignment with your will. Help me to resist temptation and to stay on the path of sobriety, even when it feels difficult or impossible. Lord, I surrender my relationships to you and ask that you help me to build healthy, supportive, and loving relationships with those who will encourage me on this journey of recovery. Amen!
This prayer is inspired by Matthew 11:28-30. It is a prayer that helps you surrender to God, let go of control, and allow him to lead you during recovery.
Forgiveness prayer when battling addiction
Dear Father, I am stuck in this addiction cycle, and I don’t know how to get out of it. Lord, you remind me in the book of Mathew 11:2-30 that all those who are wear burden should come to you, and take your yolk for it is easy. Lord, today I am approaching your throne, acknowledging that this burden of addiction is heavy, and I need your rescue.
Dear Father, may you stretch your healing hand and remove me from this bad cycle. May your grace and mercy be abundant to me when I am dealing with this addiction monster. Lord, I pray for your forgiveness and help. Wash me clean by the blood your son Jesus Christ shed on Calvary. May you cleanse me from this addiction and make me whole once again.
Father, I pray that you may uphold me by your generous spirit so that I cannot fall back into the chains of addiction. I pray and trust that I am freed in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.
This prayer is inspired by Isaiah 55:7, which says, “Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.” Therefore, even when you think your addiction separated you from God, know that nothing can separate us from Him; just make a decision to turn away from it, and he will freely pardon you.
Addiction prayer to be delivered from enablers
Dear Father, you say in your word (Psalms 1:1), “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers.” Dear Father, I have found myself in the counsel of the wicked, and this has made me unable to get out of the addiction cycle. I have strayed from the path set for me by the scripture and my parents and turned into something totally different. This addiction pains me because I am causing much pain to myself and those close to me. Lord, I pray that you may uproot me from this friend’s ground and rescue me. I also pray for my friends that you may also shed your light on them so that they may leave the wicked ways of addiction. May you connect me with divine helpers and people who will influence me on the right path and help me during my recovery journey. Father, may you quench my evil desire and uproot anything that does not glorify you in me. I pray and believe that I have been granted total freedom in the name of Jesus I pray and believe. Amen.
This prayer is based on 1st Corinthians 15:33. We must always be on the lookout for who we surround ourselves with and pray to God to link us with destiny helpers and not bad company.
Prayer for compassion during recovery
Dear Father, may you have compassion and extend your grace and mercy towards me and help me overcome this addiction. May you set me free because you conquered the grave that nothing can ever hold us behind. You defeated the devil, and he has nothing to hold against me. I am lost and ashamed of my actions, and I pray for your compassion and love during this journey. Lord, may you use me as a vessel to make a difference in the lives of those who are struggling with addiction too. May I stand as a testimony of your work that addiction can be defeated. I pray in your name, trust, and believe. Amen.
This prayer is based on Psalms 50:15, “and call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.” God is always willing to turn a compassionate hand to his children when in trouble. He is always willing and ready to deliver you from the sneers of the enemy once you call on him. Just call on him, He will work in you for His glory.
Prayer for Wisdom
Dear God, as I navigate the challenges of addiction and recovery, I come to you today seeking wisdom and guidance. I know that I cannot do this alone and that I need your help to make the right decisions and take the right actions. Lord, I pray that you will give me the wisdom to recognize my triggers and the situations that may lead me back into addiction. Help me to be vigilant and to take the necessary steps to avoid these situations and stay on the path of sobriety. Father, I pray that you will give me the wisdom to make the right choices each day, whether it’s choosing to seek help, attend a meeting, or make healthy lifestyle choices that will support my recovery. Lord, I pray that you will give me the wisdom to discern the people in my life who will support my recovery and build strong, loving relationships with those who will encourage me and keep me accountable. Amen!
This prayer is inspired by James 1:5. It is a request to God to give you the wisdom to discern the right path and make the right decisions during your recovery.
Can I pray these prayers for myself?
You can pray these prayers for yourself. It is common for individuals to pray for help when overcoming addictions or other challenges in their lives. Therefore, if you feel these prayers are a meaningful way for you to cope with your addiction, do not hold yourself back from praying. You may also consider reaching out to a spiritual leader or counselor for guidance and support. It is also helpful to seek professional help from a therapist or support group in conjunction with your spiritual practices.
Can I say more than one prayer for recovery from addiction?
You can say more than one prayer for recovery from addiction. You are not restricted on the number of prayers to say when dealing with anything in life. God assures us that he is our father and he will never leave nor forsake us. And prayer is the key way for us to communicate with him, which means we can reach out to him as many times as we can when battling anything difficult. He never gets tired of listening to us and will hear every single time we reach out. However, when praying, we also have to be keen and listen to his voice for guidance through this challenging period of recovery.
Can I say these prayers for anyone dealing with addiction?
You can say these prayers to anyone dealing with addiction. They are powerful prayers meant to help anyone in recovery hold on to the promises of God and rely on God for healing. Therefore, if you know of anyone dealing with addiction and might need a word of prayer, feel free to use any of the above prayers, depending on his situation. Always remember that God listens and encourages us to stand with our brothers, and it is quite thoughtful to hold the hand of someone who is on the recovery journey.
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