Defeating Addiction with Prayer

pray for addictionGod promises that anyone who comes to him with even a grain of faith can and will experience his presence and feel his peace. If you or someone you care about is struggling with addiction, you should know that it is not hard to find a prayer group or prayer partners. Almost any church you walk into will offer church members who are happy to pray over any life circumstance you are going through.

Many rehabilitation centers, even secular ones, acknowledge the benefits of addicts surrendering to a higher power for strength. There is a reason that Christians spend a considerable amount of time in prayer. Prayer has been found to have a number of spiritual and psychological benefits. One of the twelve steps in the infamous ’12 Step Program’ is admitting that you cannot control your addiction by your own will power alone, but only through the strength of your higher power, known to many as God. It is meant to make a person feel vulnerable, because it is only through vulnerability that a person can connect with their inner strength. Prayer and meditation is a highly encouraged practice for addicts and substance abusers as it reminds them to stay humble, guarded and strong.

Prayer for another person is a genuine sign of love and consideration. The power of prayer is equally as strong when it comes from others. In the Christian church, praying for someone is a sign of selfless love. It means you are letting another person into your heart and caring for their well-being. It also means you are caring enough to take the matter up with God, who has promised to be present in spirit when he is called upon by His believers. Prayer is one of the most integral practices of the Christian faith. It is much more than simply speaking sentimental words out loud. It is quite literally communicating with God. God can do amazing things with prayer, including creative miracles. One of the best things a person can do for an addict is pray for them.