9 Best Prayers for Addictions and Healing

Whether you are suffering from an addiction or seek some spiritual healing and deliverance from Christ, it is always best to devote some daily time to pray. Here is a look at some great prayers for addiction and healing that will surely life your spirits up.

Prayer #1

Dear Father,

Please meet me in my loneliness, help me to have the confidence to speak with someone about my addiction. I trust that you can lead me out of this prison, that you can heal my mind and body.

I long to be free, yet I still feel so trapped by my thoughts and fears. Cover me with your love and grace, until, with your help Lord, I can walk in freedom, break out and fully live again.

Amen.

Prayer #2

O Lord,

I trust that you understand me. You have carried me in the hardest times. Only you have seen each despairing moment and only you have walked beside me. Now I ask that you, with your gentle, healing hands would lead me away from my drug addiction. Cover my mind and body as I face the withdrawal and fill my heart with songs of hope. Help me to see what you can already see. Me, cleansed of all the upset and brokenness, free to live and love, restored and redeemed.

Amen.

Prayer #3

O blessed Lord, you ministered to all who came to you:
Look with compassion upon all who through addiction have lost their health and freedom.
Restore to them the assurance of your unfailing mercy;
remove from them the fears that beset them;
strengthen them in the work of their recovery;
and to those who care for them,
give patient understanding and persevering love.

Amen.

Prayer #4

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
As it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
If I surrender to His Will;
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life
And supremely happy with Him
Forever and ever in the next.
Amen.

Prayer #5

Almighty God, I come before you today, please forgive me of every sin of drug addiction, sex addiction, e.t.c, that I have committed against my body and against you in the name of Jesus.

Prayer #6

It is written, “call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee and thou shall glorify me” Psalm 50:15. Father, deliver me from evil spirit of addiction to (name your addiction e.g. alcohol) that I have invited to my life in the name of Jesus.

Prayer #7

Righteous Father, please forgive us for not being there when we should have for that person who turned to drugs for comfort. Forgive us for judging and condemning those who are addicted. Forgive us for overlooking opportunities to show love and compassion to the hurting families who are suffering from the effects of addiction. Forgive those who are addicted for turning to something unholy for help instead of turning to You. Forgive them for not responding to the voice of wisdom and making unhealthy choices in life. Forgive those of us who have at one time, knowingly or unknowingly, contributed to the cause of another’s addiction. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that You have committed). Holy Spirit, remind those who are addicted of all those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show You names or faces of people that You may need to forgive. As He shows You, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in Your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

Prayer #8

Dear God,

There are so many things to be addicted to in this world…so many enticing things that people cling to, even if that thing is destroying them. I pray against addiction and claim freedom! I pray protection over each of our lives, over husbands, over our family and our friends! May Your power Lord rescue those who need an intervention, those too weak to resist the enemy. May Your power be sufficient and may people find hope amidst a dark world. Please Lord, we cry out to You, break the chains of addiction, sexual addiction, alcohol addiction, drug addiction, lying, stealing, cheating, dishonoring, or idolizing! Holy Spirit rain down, cleanse us, and let your grace restore us in Jesus’ name AMEN!

Prayer #9

Dear God,

Help me.
You know what I crave.
You know my struggles.
I call out to you.
You have all the answers on how to be free.
Cleanse my thoughts and cleanse my body.
Renew my mind as I read your Word.
Guide me through this valley to a place of victory.
In Jesus’ name I pray,
Amen

Compulsive habits can be hard to break. For those stuck in substance abuse and addiction, here is an inspirational video that will help to set you on a path to seeking forgiveness.

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