Prayers & Affirmations for an Addict or Alcoholic


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Dealing with loved ones who are struggling with addiction can be challenging. I know this from personal experience. But I’ve found that praying for them has made a big difference for both them and me. When I pray, it makes me feel better and less alone. It also helps my loved one to keep going and believe that they can overcome their addiction. They feel loved and supported, even when things are tough.

Of course, prayer alone isn’t enough to overcome addiction, and it’s important to seek professional help as well. But for me, prayer has been an essential part of my journey in supporting my loved ones who are struggling with addiction.

Addiction is a complex and challenging issue that affects many individuals and families. Those struggling with addiction often face a difficult and painful journey towards recovery.

However, with faith, support, and perseverance, it is possible to overcome addiction and find healing, hope, and redemption. Prayers for those struggling with addiction can be a powerful source of strength, guidance, and comfort. Through prayer, individuals can seek the grace, forgiveness, and courage needed to overcome addiction and build a new life in sobriety. In this context, words like healing, strength, support, and faith play a crucial role in the journey towards addiction recovery.


Why Prayer And Affirmations Are Helpful For Addiction Recovery

Prayer for a drug addicted family member and affirmations can be very beneficial for those in recovery from addiction. Prayer helps to cultivate a spiritual connection which can provide strength and guidance through the healing process.

Affirmations are positive statements that help to shift your mindset into one of optimism and gratitude rather than despair, guilt, and shame. Through prayer and affirmations, those in recovery may develop greater self-awareness, better coping skills, and increased feelings of self-worth – all important keys in maintaining a successful recovery.


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Prayer for a Drug Addicted Family Member

Now it’s time to sit quietly and pray for your loved ones. Affirm them. Visualize them free from the grip of addiction. See God/Jesus/Angels surrounding them and cover them in prayer regularly.

Here are some prayers and affirmations I‘ve written you can use as a guide, but certainly pray as you are led. There’s no right or wrong when it comes to prayer. Say what you feel and what you want.

Please pray with a sincere, earnest heart.


♥ God, please open _____ eyes to the reality of this situation and his/her dependence on alcohol/drugs. Let him/her begin to see and acknowledge that he/she is not in control of his/her usage. That he/she would benefit greatly from quitting drinking/drugging.

♥ God, please strengthen _____ and give him/her the courage to reach out for help. Enable him to take his/her first step toward recovery. Give him/her persistence to persevere to be free from alcoholism/drug addiction.

♥ I pray that you would begin to heal ______ brokenness and emptiness. Help him/her to move past the guilt, shame, and anger the he/she may have from years of addiction. Give them the courage to reach out for professional help. Let him/her see how loved and valuable they are!

♥ I pray for ______ freedom, deliverance, and restoration.

♥ I come before You, God and repent of all my sins and my ancestors sins that may have resulted in a curse. I repent of all disobedience, rebellion, lying, perversion, adultery, idolatry, fornication, murder, witchcraft, and so on. May Your forgiveness abound!

♥ In the authority in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I command all demonic spirits of depression, alcoholism, addictions of any kind, anxiety, fear, rage, torment, guilt, rejection, sickness, confusion, apathy, laziness, to release _____________ in Jesus Name! All darkness must flee!

♥ I break all written and spoken curses over my life and my family’s life in Jesus name! I break every chain, shackle, cord, habit, craving, soul-ties, and debt that has tried to steal from our lives.

♥ _____ is free from the curse.

♥ ______ is free from alcoholism.

♥ _____is blessed abundantly.

♥ ______ receives the spirit of discernment. He/she has your vision, God, and follows your ways.

♥ God, protect and be with _____. Send your angels to accompany, defend, and protect him/her. Place a hedge of protection around him/her. Remove any enabler or bad influence from his/her life. Surround him/her with godly, good souls who will encourage him. Lead him/her to those who can offer valuable support, encouragement, and accountability.

♥ Increase his/her faith in You. Give him/her passion and purpose. Show him/her your plan for his life and give him/her the desire to follow YOUR ways.

♥ Help him/her remember who he/she is in You. Let him/her experience Your peace and unconditional love.

♥ Thank you, God, for hearing and answering my prayers.


Positive Affirmations for Alcoholics or Addicts 

____ is free from addiction.

____ looks inward to find peace and joy.

____ takes full responsibility for his/her life.

____ resists the temptation to drink/use drugs.

____ has positive social supports surrounding him/her.

____ loves him/herself.

____ takes good care of him/herself mentally and physically.

____ is living a happy and healthy life.

No person, place, or thing has power over ____.

____ is doing the best he/she can right now. He/she is willing to grow and evolve.

____ supports him/herself in loving and supportive ways.


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Practical Tips for Praying for Loved Ones

Incorporating prayer for a drug addicted family member and affirmations into daily life can be an effective way to support addiction recovery. Creating a daily routine that includes a time for prayer or meditation can help you develop a consistent practice that promotes calmness and focus.

Finding a quiet space, such as a bedroom or a garden, can provide a peaceful environment where you can pray or meditate without distractions. Additionally, using affirmations as part of a daily self-care practice can help you cultivate a positive mindset and build self-confidence.

This may involve writing down affirmations on a piece of paper or using an app that sends daily affirmations to a smartphone. Whatever the method, integrating prayer and affirmations into daily life can help you develop a sense of purpose, inner strength, and hope as you or a loved one works towards addiction recovery.

Sending big love your way,


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Further Resources:

Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change By Jeffrey Foote, Carrie Wilkens and Nicole Kosanke, with Stephanie Higgs

Don’t Let Your Kids Kill You: A Guide for Parents of Drug and Alcohol Addicted Children By Charles Rubin


Rediscovering Sacredness Guided Journals


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As someone who has a loved one struggling with addiction, I know firsthand how difficult it can be to cope with the emotions and feelings that come with this situation. One tool that has really helped me is guided journaling.

Guided journaling is a process where you use prompts and questions to reflect on your thoughts and feelings. It’s a great way to get your thoughts out of your head and onto paper, where you can process them more clearly. For me, journaling has been a form of therapy, allowing me to express my emotions in a safe and constructive way.

The Awakening Self-Love Guided Journal, in particular, has been a powerful tool for me. This journal provides prompts and exercises that help me focus on self-care and self-love. It’s easy to feel guilty or responsible for a loved one’s addiction, but the journal reminds me to take care of myself as well.

For our loved ones, journaling can be a powerful tool as well. It allows them to reflect on their own thoughts and emotions, and can be a way for them to track their progress and growth as they work towards recovery.

Rediscovering Sacredness offers valuable tools and resources to enhance mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Our guided journals and useful guides empower you to work through challenges and grow in a healthy way. We believe in your potential for greatness and are dedicated to helping you reclaim your happiness.

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