“Dear Heavenly Father,
Life has gotten overwhelming and ______________ and the whole family seems to be caught in an undertow. This has been satan’s plan for this family for a while, he planted small diversions along all of their paths and gotten their focus got off of you.
Lord, please show ___________________ that there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. Lord, grow within him/her the determination to lean on you completely as this will be the strength that will pull him/her through this struggle. __________ cannot lean or depend on anyone else, he/she has tried and there has been no success.
As he/she takes each day, one at a time let him/her have the strength to overcome the power of the spirit of alcohol. If you are for _______________, who can be against him/her?
As _______________is sweating it out, hearing the tempting lies of the bottle, show _____________________ the evil that lies beneath the comforting surface. Lord, give _______________’s body the unusual and uncharacteristic ability to reject it and be repulsed by it in the name of Jesus.
Make __________________ physically ill and his/her stomach sour at the thought of a drink—any and all drinks that will lead him/her down that path of depression and condemnation. Lord, bless _______________ with sickness whenever he/she returns to the bottle.
Replace _________________’s drug of choice be the healing power of your word. As he/she reads it, let it strengthen ___________ in a way that it has never done before. Give ________________ a supernatural understanding of it, and when ________________ has any spare moment time, remind ________________ to invest it in his/her spiritual and physical healing by reading your word and listening to praise music.
In the name of Jesus help_______________ to take responsibility for his/her addiction. Although many painful experiences may have led to this dependency, the bottom line is, the choice to drink instead of turn to God for help was _________________. Help ________________ to stop using the past or their family history as an excuse to continue in this destructive behavior. When __________ gets truthful with you, confesses thier sins to you, Lord cover him/her with the healing power of your love. As _________________ makes the choice to forgive those that hurt him/her give _______________ the peace that passes all understanding. This will help ___________________ to rest a bit easier at night.
Lord, shut down the opporation that is against the _____________ family. Give _____________ the space he/she needs from any people that will encourage bad choices so that he/she can make a choice with a clear head.
Lead ______________ Lord. Light up his/her path and show _________________ YOUR way. Open the doors of support and opportunity that he/she has not had in the past and allow him/her the strength to walk through them, even if they feel foreign and unfamiliar.
The familiar path of the flesh has burned ___________ so many times, yet he/she has continued to make the same choices over and over again. Lord, light _____________’s mind with wisdom and give him/her a supernatural increase of it. Give _____________ a supernatural fear of the Lord as that is the beginning of wisdom.
As you show ___________ your love, heal his/her wounds everyday on a level that could never be done in the natural.
In Jesus’ precious name, provide for all of _____________’s emotional, physical and spiritual needs, as man cannot live by bread alone, and the lies of the enemy are drowning out the truth of your word. Amen.”
Author: Julia Shalom Jordan
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