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Prayers for Coping With Spouse Addiction

Prayer is a powerful thing, and if you’re married, praying for your spouse may be a daily practice.

Usually, it’s when we’re at our lowest that our prayers are the most heartfelt, and God always welcomes our questions and conversations. Unfortunately, many circumstances in life can weaken our faith in God – addiction is one of them. In the face of a spouse’s substance abuse, finding solace and guidance in prayer can be a source of immense comfort and hope. At our Christian-based rehab, we understand the power of faith in navigating the challenges of coping with spouse addiction. In this article, our rehab experts offer prayers to uplift the hearts of spouses of addicts and insights on how prayer can aid in helping a spouse with addiction find healing.

Prayers for Spouses of Addicts & Their Loved Ones

As the spouse of an addict, turning to prayer can be a way to seek peace amid chaos as you cope with your wife’s or husband’s struggles. Prayer allows spouses of addicts to connect with a higher power, finding solace in knowing that they are not alone. Through prayer, they can express their fears, hopes, and desires for their spouse's sobriety, finding strength in faith, and a sense of surrender to the divine.

Below are some prayers for spouses of addicts that may grant them peace and strength to move forward in helping their partners recover.

  • Prayer for guidance: "Heavenly Father, in this time of uncertainty and pain, I seek Your guidance. Show me how to best support my spouse with compassion and wisdom. Lead me to resources that will aid in their recovery and offer me guidance in supporting them. Grant us both the strength to face this journey together. Amen."
  • Prayer for hope: " Heavenly Father, I humbly come before you with a heavy heart seeking hope in a dark situation. Fill mine and my spouse’s hearts with hope and healing, and grant us the courage to get through the journey to recovery together. Amen."
  • Prayer for strength: "Heavenly Father, grant me the inner strength to face every day with courage and grace. Help me find the wisdom to navigate my spouse’s substance abuse and the challenges it presents. Also, grant me the patience to support my partner in their recovery journey. Amen."
  • Prayer for freedom: "Father God, help them remember that You’ve already broken the chains of bondage. Break them free from the grips of this addiction. Sin can no longer leave its stain, and I pray that you wipe clean the pain caused by this disease. I ask that You have mercy on [spouse’s name] and pull them out of this affliction. Hold them in Your hand and never let them go. Amen."

Prayer serves as a pillar of strength for spouses seeking to help their partners overcome drug and alcohol abuse. As they turn to a higher power for guidance, they find comfort in the belief that their prayers are heard and answered.

The act of prayer can bring a sense of peace and acceptance, allowing the wives and husbands of individuals struggling with addiction to release their burdens and trust in a higher power. Through prayer, spouses of addicts may find the strength and patience needed to support their partners with unwavering love and hope.

More Tips on How To Help a Spouse With Addiction

In addition to utilizing prayer as a source of support, patience, and guidance, here are some additional tips for helping a spouse get sober that can help you be there for your loved one:

  1. Educate yourself: Learn about addiction to better understand its effects and challenges and avoid enabling behaviors.
  2. Communicate with empathy: Approach your spouse with as much compassion and understanding as possible, which will be made easier if you learn more about their disorder.
  3. Set boundaries: Establish healthy boundaries to protect your well-being and theirs.
  4. Encourage professional help: Encourage your wife or husband to seek professional addiction treatment. Our Christian addiction recovery center offers a wide range of substance abuse programs that could aid your spouse in achieving and sustaining sobriety.
  5. Get counseling: Consider family/couples counseling to address any relationship problems you’re facing.
  6. Avoid enabling behaviors: Refrain from encouraging your spouse’s substance use. This may mean limiting their access to your finances or not trying to cover up for their mistakes.
  7. Seek support: Connect with support groups for spouses of addicts for understanding and guidance.
  8. Practice self-care: Take care of yourself by doing things that you enjoy and seeking out professional support.
  9. Avoid judgment: Express your love and support without judgment, acknowledging your loved one’s struggles and efforts to get better.
  10. Celebrate progress: Celebrate any progress that your spouse makes in their recovery and always encourage them to move forward.

Remember that people don’t generally choose to become addicted. Rather it’s the unfortunate result of a long line of decisions. You should also remember that addiction is a chronic disease like any other, meaning that your loved one can still care about you, yet prioritize drugs or alcohol. This is one of many unfortunate effects of their disorder.

Help for Addicts and Their Spouses

At Faith in Recovery, we recognize the transformative power of prayer and the significance of getting support both as an addict and an addict’s spouse. If you or someone you care about is struggling with addiction, or if you’re the wife or husband of an addict, know that our faith-based recovery programs provide a nurturing environment that promotes healing.

Reach out to our team online or call us at 888-280-4763 for more information about our addiction treatment services and how we can make long-term sobriety possible.

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