A friend sent me a message recently with words no momma wants to type. It relayed that one of her children had created a lifestyle that included the usage of drugs. Before we go any further, I want to ask you, if you will, to think with me for just a moment about what it would be like to type those words about your own child. Perhaps you have. And, if you are reading this and that has ever been you, I want you to know how very much I care about you. I wish I could give you a hug and whisper to the desperate places of your soul… God is still on the throne.
As we live our daily lives it’s important that we listen to others with a grace-filled heart. When you hear devastating news about another, remember: at one time, everyone was somebody’s baby.
And so, today, I want to offer a prayer for those precious souls that are caught in the horrible trap of addiction. I have left blanks throughout the prayer for you to fill in the name of anyone you know who needs this prayer.
Great and Gracious Heavenly Father,
It is by your grace and love each of us has been created. There has never been a moment you did not know ____. You created ____ with a purpose and calling that has never changed; it has only been thwarted for a time. Thank you for having a hope and a future for ____ (Jeremiah 29:11) and including in that future total deliverance from the desire for any drug. I thank you that you will take away every negative desire in ____ and replace it with a hunger and thirst for righteousness (Matthew 5:8).
I thank you that Micah 7:8 reminds us though ____ has fallen; he/she will rise again because you are his/her light. Gracious and Sovereign God, thank you for breaking this yoke of bondage. (Nahum 1:13) Thank you that you will completely restore ____ and replace for Your glory what these terrible influences have stolen from him/her. For with you nothing shall be impossible (Luke 1:37).
I commit ____ to you and pray that you place divine protection over his/her life. As the future unfolds we will give you praise for all you are going to do in returning ____ to his/her place in the Kingdom and bringing wholeness and freedom to this precious life.
Thank You, Father.
In Jesus’ Name.