Tuesday, July 12, 2016

How to pray for someone on drugs?

Do you know someone who is enslaved by the use of narcotics or alcohol or some other destructing habit?  You’ve done everything you can think of to help them, but to no avail.  God cares and knows you and the addicted person is hurting.  He wants to help.  You pray for them, but you are not really sure of how to pray.  Here is sample prayer you might use.

            Jesus, you are the same yesterday and today and forever and nothing is impossible for you.  You have the power to heal those who are struggling with addictions.  I pray for name here and lift him/her up to you and ask that you strip him/her from the unhealthy desires.  I pray that they no longer desire to be a slave of wrong habits and behaviors or be under these powers.  Help them to reach out for help.  Put God-fearing people in their path to help and support them.
            Help them not continue to make the same mistakes over and over.  Expose them to these wrong thought patterns.  I pray that they confess this as sin and turn to you. May they desire to be filled and controlled by your Holy Spirit.
            Show them ways and open doors in which they may beat these bad habits and cravings.  Put good influences in their life while taking those that are bad out of their life.  Surround name here  with good and wholesome people to support them.  Give them courage and hope.  Bless them with the persistence to preserver.
            You, Lord are our Creator and we trust you.  We turn name here over to you.  Put your loving arms around name here and protect him/her from the enemy’s powers.
            Thank you, God for hearing my prayer.  I believe that you are working on name here behalf.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Now keep praying and don’t give up.  Remember you can’t fix them, only God can.  He is the one who is in control.  You just be supportive and faithful in prayer.

“Pray without ceasing”1 Thess. 5:17

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