Prayers of the faithful for Addiction – #7 OPTIONS

Prayers of the faithful for Addiction
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Prayers of the faithful for Addiction – #7 OPTIONS

Here are 7 Different sets of prayers of the faithful specifically for Addiction, and written following the instructions of the General instructions of the Roman Missal.

Thanks to the varied option, all conceivable kinds of addictions are accounted for. Also, you can convert this into a pdf with the click of a single button, hopefully this saves you some time today to prepare for other aspects of the Mass.

OPTION #1

  1. For those struggling with addiction to alcohol, drugs or other substances, that they may find strength and resolve to seek healing, let us pray to the Lord…
  2. For families devastated by a loved one’s addiction, that they may respond with compassion and avoid enabling, let us pray to the Lord…
  3. For counselors, therapists and sponsors who guide people on the road to recovery, that they may have wisdom, let us pray to the Lord…
  4. For everyone affected by addiction’s destruction, that the Church’s ministries may offer hope and new life, let us pray to the Lord…

OPTION #2

  1. For youth being tempted or misled into substance abuse, that positive influences may preserve them, let us pray to the Lord…
  2. For recovering addicts, that they may persevere one day at a time and find support in community, let us pray to the Lord…
  3. For greater awareness of how to prevent and treat addictions in our families and society, let us pray to the Lord…
  4. For those relapsing into addiction, that they may not become discouraged but seek help again, let us pray to the Lord…

OPTION #3

  1. That the Church may effectively proclaim Christ’s liberation to all held captive by addictions, let us pray to the Lord…
  2. For those addicted to pornography and sexual impurity, that they may find the path to freedom and healing, let us pray to the Lord…
  3. For victims of abuse or violence related to others’ addictions, that they may find comfort and aid, let us pray to the Lord…
  4. For parents who abuse drugs or alcohol, that they may reject selfishness and make their children the priority, let us pray to the Lord…

OPTION #4

  1. For those caught in compulsive gambling addictions that are ruining lives and families, let us pray to the Lord…
  2. That addicts who have lost all may find in the Church a way to restoration of dignity and purpose, let us pray to the Lord…
  3. For people trapped in addictions to work, overexercise or other compulsions, that they may be liberated, let us pray to the Lord…
  4. For spiritual addiction to sin and vice, that the light of Christ may free all souls and minds, let us pray to the Lord…
  5. For effective prevention, education and legislation to support those struggling against addictions, let us pray to the Lord…

OPTION #5

  1. That addicts may have the humility and courage to seek professional help, counseling or rehabilitation, let us pray to the Lord…
  2. For employers, teachers and others to recognize signs of addiction and respond with care, let us pray to the Lord…
  3. For those enabling or codependent with another’s addiction, that they may detach with love, let us pray to the Lord…
  4. For addicts who feel hopeless or depressed, that they may be uplifted by the hope that is in Christ, let us pray to the Lord…

OPTION #6

  1. For recovery programs and facilities providing care, that they may have adequate resources and professionals, let us pray to the Lord…
  2. That family members may respond to a loved one’s addiction with patience, boundaries and tough love, let us pray to the Lord…
  3. For priests, deacons and counselors who minister to those bound by addictions in jails and prisons, let us pray to the Lord…
  4. For medical professionals treating patients with addictions, that they may see the person, not just the disease, let us pray to the Lord…

OPTION #7

  1. That the witness of those living recovered lives may give hope to addicts still trapped in darkness, let us pray to the Lord…
  2. For young adults celebrating sobriety after addiction, that they may rejoice and grow in the Lord’s grace, let us pray to the Lord…
  3. For addicts who have lost faith, that the Church’s outreach may rekindle belief in a God of second chances, let us pray to the Lord…
  4. For the families of addicts who have died from overdoses or poor choices, that they may find consolation, let us pray to the Lord…

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