Prayers for my addictions


#1

Hello all,

I have been through two DUI arrests, the most recent being during the summer of last year. The second, in particular, forced me to take a close look at my relationship with alcohol. I have been struggling with sobriety ever since. Last night, I “fell off the wagon” quite hard, and can only credit the Lord our God with protecting me to the point that I was not arrested or worse, but made it home safely without incident. I feel quite out of control at the moment, and fairly scared. Please pray to the Lord our God that I would listen to his calls for me to remain sober, and that I can do whatever He wills for me regarding my relationship with alcohol.

I thank you for your prayers. God bless you all.


#2

Father in the name of Jesus I entreat You to inspire this person to seek not only Your help but the help of others and appropriate programs to fight this issue that can lead to ruined lived and even the death of others.

I’ll pray for you at Mass this morning, in memory of my brother who died in a blazing car accident…which by the grace of God didn’t involve any other person but could have…after sucumbing again to his addiction to alcohol.


#3

Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.
Amen.


#4

Praying for you.


#5

Thank you. My DUI’s, indeed, are some of the most weighing things on my conscience from my past. The potential for me to have injured or killed myself or others was very much present, especially during the second DUI. I no longer have the ability to drive - Praise Be To God - for right now, since I obviously, as last night proved to myself, still have to work on my sobriety. The worst part of this, for me, is the fact that I have worked with those who have been seriously injured by drunk drivers or their own drunk driving, at a Brain Injury rehab facility. There is little excuse for me, having seen what CAN happen, to have done what I have done.

May the Lord have mercy on me. Pray for me, my brothers and sisters, that I will not despair and will trust in the Mercy of the Lord Our God through this difficult time of one step forward, two steps back, so to speak.


#6

Lord have Mercy
Christ have Mercy

I will remember you during intercessory prayers of Mass this weekend.


#7

Loving God,

We come before you tonight as your loving but imperfect and sometime sinful children. We thank you for your many blessings in our lives, and pray that we may hear your call and respond to your call in the way your Holy and perfect will desires. Please hear the petition of your child ridiculeddisply and help ridiculeddisply to understand that given the current situation it likely that your desire is that no relationship with alcohol is appropriate due to the history of putting your other children in danger through DUIs. You want each of us to love our neighbor as your beloved son Jesus has loved us, and this requires that we keep your children safe from harm due to anything we might do or fail to do. Please send your comforting and healing Holy Spirit to ridiculeddisply and inspire a change in heart and strength in will to follow the path you have for him/her. Please also inspire a healthy fear of the Lord and wonder at all you have created to give ridiculeddisply the courage, strength, fortitude, and wisdom to follow your ways and receive the fullness of your mercy through the Sacraments. All have sinned, all have fallen short of the mark, but all are called to respond to you to do the best we can to change our behaviors and change our ways and become more Holy as You are Holy. No one said it was going to be easy to carry your cross, but Lord please bless and grant wisdom and will power to ridiculeddisply to overcome this addiction that so many people battle.

We pray in the name of your beloved son Jesus, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever.

Amen.


#8

Heavenly Father please guide ridiculeddisply to remain sober, In Jesus name. Remind in times of temptation that if he doesn’t pick up that first drink he can’t get drunk


#9

I pray for you, and hope with all my heat that you will seek help. AA is a great tool, and I hope you are using fellow sufferers and experts on recovery! God be with you as you discover why you are struggling with this.


#10

I pray our dear friend, not just for your will-power alone, but that you will seek the help of others. I pray that you will succeed like my brother did the fist time he sought and accepted practical help for this illness, and that you will never slip back to this tendency to drink…and include the poem I wrote for my brother so you can the more experience family hurt that results, as spur to yout own efforts.

Beloved David

As your fragile remains awaited burial, our David,
The bones of a Doctor of the Church graced my parish.
During her solemn Mass, I implored Saint Therese in tears,
At Communion to escort you straight to heaven with her prayers.

You are the first of us to die, beloved brother,
Aside from three tiny infants lost in uteri.
Even now as we esteem your heavenly peace,
The stark shock of your accident lingers on.

Fragments of diary, burned edges still pungent
With the fire that devoured your dear body,
Record the activities of your last week on earth,
And the future appointments you now shall never keep.

Shattered eucalypts died upon that ravaged site
Where abruptly your soul left pain for heaven’s joy.
Yet even now with the rain of these last weeks,
The earth renews in fresh and green regrowth.

Devastated to learn of your sudden awful death
We celebrate the perennial courage of your life,
Your unquenchable love and ever-renewed forgiveness
Despite loss of what you held most dear—your boys.

For years, you held controlled that strange component of your brain
Which meant you could not touch the smallest drop of alcohol
.
Then with your children torn from you, your fatherhood denied–
Loneliness, frustration and grief cracked your many years’ resolve.

We saw you rise and try again each time overcome
By the cruel obstacle concealed within your frame.
You struggled with a will that would not capitulate,
Although your broken dream could never be restored.

Even as with hope, you continued your years-long struggle
In the sanctuary of our remarkable father’s home and love,
You were already grown still thinner and more ill
With the ache of suspected illness in your lung.

Nevertheless, you threw yourself into finding work again
And to labouring in our sister and our father’s gardens
While rejoicing in your deep return to God and faith,
And reconciliation with the Church you loved.

If “charity covers a multitude of sins,” as Scripture says,
Then by God’s mercy, your life indeed covers many wrongs–
For innumerable acts of caring threaded all your duties,
Weaving kindness and friendliness through all your life.

I keep your photo near me, David, as from a happier time
Your peaceful, warm smile shines gently out–
Pleasant blue eyes gaze from your dear tanned face–
To make my heart smile, sometimes even through my tears.

Beloved brother, bless you for your trust in family love,
For turning to us again and again, in your enduring need.
Bless you for cherishing us and desiring only good
For each whom you love and even those who crushed your heart.

You seem so near, David, there with God in heaven.
I feel your caring and your prayer, with shared resolve
To nourish and protect your boys and all our kin.
You will intercede until all of us join with you in God.


#11

Dear Father, I pray that ridiculeddisply can turn to you and the people nearby that can offer support, love, and healing for this serious problem. May you help bring healing and peace to ridiculeddisply. Amen.


#12

Praying for you…please seek help…God be with you…


#13

Loving God,

We come before you again today to offer a petition for the intentions of ridiculeddisply, for your healing power, that you will send strong and courageous folks with experience to minister to ridiculeddisply, and that you will continue to bless and strengthen ridiculeddisply on a daily basis in this struggle against addiction. Please also inspire a healthy fear of the Lord and wonder at all you have created to give ridiculeddisply the courage, strength, fortitude, and wisdom to follow your ways and receive the fullness of your mercy through the Sacraments. All have sinned, all have fallen short of the mark, but all are called to respond to you to do the best we can to change our behaviors and change our ways and become more Holy as You are Holy.

We pray in the name of your beloved son Jesus, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever.

Amen.


#14

Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.
Amen.


#15

Praying for an end to your addiction…

Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the Fruit of Thy Womb,
Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of our death.
Amen


#16

Praying very hard for the Holy Spirit to guide you and help you to get control of this addiction before you hurt yourself or someone else! Please persevere and get help!


#17

That God will give you grace in your determination

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.


#18

Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.
Amen.


#19

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