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Prayers for an Addicted Spouse

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

It’s usually when we’re at our lowest that our prayers are the most heartfelt. God welcomes our questions and conversations with Him, allowing us to sustain our faith.

Unfortunately, many circumstances in life can weaken our faith in God – addiction is one of them. There are many couples whose relationships have suffered because of substance abuse; a drug or alcohol problem can definitely put a strain on the relationship. If you’re searching for powerful prayers for an addicted spouse, our faith-based drug and alcohol treatment center shares a few of the prayers they love to help guide you. 

Prayers for Your Spouse’s Sobriety

Especially amidst an addiction, a person’s faith may dwindle under the pressure of their problem. While their substance abuse may threaten their relationship with God, you can support them through prayer. The power of prayer can change anyone’s life for the better. Below are some prayers for those struggling with addiction in order to help your loved one find physical and spiritual healing. 

Prayer for Guidance

Proverbs 3:5-6 encourage the reader to trust in God and rely on His wisdom and understanding in life.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Pray for this in your spouse, that they may rely on God’s strength, guidance, and wisdom to get through their disease. Use this verse to encourage your spouse to accept the drug or alcohol addiction treatment they need in order to recover. 

Prayer for Wisdom

James 1:5 is another Bible verse that can be used as a prayer for an addicted spouse. 

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” 

Addiction can affect a person’s ability to make the right decisions and function as they normally would. Individuals battling with an active addiction often require the wisdom and guidance to make the right choices for themselves. This prayer focuses on giving the individual the strength to take the first step in their recovery. 

Prayer for Protection

Proverbs 4:23 

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” 

A person struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction requires spiritual protection. By using this verse as a foundation for your prayer, focus on asking God for your spouse’s spiritual protection in the midst of their addiction. 

Prayer for Their Freedom from Addiction

"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 [name] and pull them out of this affliction. Hold them in Your hand and never let them go. Amen." 

The battle against addiction is as much spiritual as it is physical. Prayers for an addicted spouse can help them get started on the path to sobriety. At Faith in Recovery, we offer Christian addiction programs and therapies that help our patients heal from their substance abuse disorder while growing closer to God.

If you’re caught in the grips of addiction, don’t wait to get help. Call us today at 888-280-4763 for more information about our Christian rehabilitation center. 

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