I’m glad you found your way to this page.  This means that you or someone you know needs help.  The fact that you are here shows that you or someone you know needs to change.  It’s time to take that first step toward recovery, whatever the addiction may be.  Hopefully through prayer and help from organizations, family, and friends this vice will be overcome.

Prayers for Drug Addiction Recovery

God, I’m going through recovery, and it is a bumpy road, but I know I can get through it.  I’m glad I can turn to you for strength and peace of mind.  I need you to reinforce me so I can continue to fend off this evil.  I do not want to disappoint you or my family so I need to remain strong.  Many others have gotten through this and I know I can as well.  Jesus, continue to walk with me on this difficult journey.


Prayer for Overcoming Addiction

I know that when things that aren’t important start affecting my life, I need to change.  I turn to you today, God, because I need your guidance.  I have fallen to this addiction and it needs to end.  I now realize that I have a problem and through you, my friends, and family I will resolve it.  It began with innocent intentions.  I just wanted an escape from how I was feeling, and now I’m paying the price.  I need to finally stand up against my addiction.  Help fortify my will and help me stand steadfast against the temptations I will be facing.


Prayer for a Recovering Alcoholic

Lord Jesus, I would like to thank you for giving me the strength and courage I need to recover from my addiction.  I am extremely pleased by the progress I am making each day.  I know that I’m on the right path.  Thank you so much for enlightening my mind by showing me what I was doing to myself and loved ones.  I have been blinded all along not knowing that I’ve become heavily dependent on alcohol.  I would like to ask forgiveness for my weaknesses.  I know I have failed you, but I am working very hard to not to return to that life.  Thank you for showing how much you care for me amidst this difficult time in my life.  I can feel your presence telling me that I can make it through this uphill battle.  It’s not an easy task to forget about something that has been part of my daily routine for years.  Lord, thank you for giving me this opportunity to realize what I have become.  There are some who aren’t given this chance.  I know I cannot do this alone.  I need you by my side through it all.  I regret what I have done, because it has led to ruining relationships with family and friends.  Lord, I pray that you will show me your compassion.  I want to be completely free from this addiction.  I will not allow it to further influence my life in a negative way.  All things are possible with you because you are my Redeemer.


Prayer for Alcoholics

Heavenly Father, I feel deeply saddened knowing what people go through who are alcoholics.  It is a very challenging situation to be in, because it involves so many negative emotions.  There are countless instances where good relationships can become destroyed by alcoholism.  A marriage can end very badly because of this addiction.  Children of parents who are alcoholics do not grow up to have the proper upbringing that they deserve.  Their vision is blinded and their minds get clouded which can lead to both mental and physical abuse.  Father, I put my whole faith in you in finding a solution to this dilemma.  I pray that you’ll help these troubled souls overcome this cruel addiction.  I believe that through you it is not too late for them to change for the better.  There is always hope within you .  As a faithful believer, I trust that you’ll be able to help alcoholics win their battle against this addiction.


Prayer for a Heroin Addict

Merciful God, you have given me this life.  I am very grateful for your generosity.  Today, I come to you asking for forgiveness.  I have a problem.  Even though I am ashamed to admit it, I know that the first step to recovery is acceptance.  I have been dependent on it for awhile now.  Heroin makes me feel good but at the expense of everyone who has ever cared for me.  I have finally realized that what I’m doing is wrong.  I also shouldn’t be abusing my body, because it is a special gift you have generously bestowed upon me.  Please give me the fortitude and willpower I need to defeat this addiction.  It has greatly affected my relationships with the people I love the most.  I know you will not let me face this alone.  I do not want to disappoint your or my family ever again.  Today, I am making a promise to you that I will never again fall to the shadows.  I have decided to quit this vile addiction.  I will take it one day at a time and find the strength I need in you.  I trust that you’ll continue to work your mighty wonders in my life.


Addiction is a terribly challenging thing to deal with.  It is one weakness that quite a few of us have.  Please keep in mind that when I say, “addiction” I’m not just talking about drugs.  Addiction can take many different forms.  Someone who gets home from work and watches TV until they go to bed everyday could definitely be considered to be addicted to television.  It can take many forms.

Hopefully with these prayers you or your loved ones can make some progress.  I encourage all who have a problem with addiction to pray and seek professional help.  Remember that your friends and family are the most important parts of your life.  Do not lose them over something that really doesn’t matter.  Here are a few resources that may help you or someone you know who is having a problem with addiction:

Alcoholics Anonymous – This is probably one of the largest organizations dedicated to those who suffer from alcoholism.

National Institute on Drug Abuse – A great site that offers plenty of resources regarding drug abuse and addiction.