Prayer

Prayers for Addiction

General Addiction

My Lord, I praise your name. For it is through you that all is possible and glorious. I am now making a declaration that any harmful addictions or obsessions that my body has ever had are now being wiped away clean. My body no longer feels the need to overindulge in any activities that are harmful nor will I allow my body to feel ashamed for any lack of control from the past. Lord I now accept the forgiveness you have always offered. I forgive myself for thinking I was the body and for any time I’ve allowed the body to be in conflict with me. I also forgive my body for the weaknesses it’s had and any negative feelings it might have felt about itself. Lord, I praise you for anointing me now as I use the authority you’ve provided me through the Holy Spirit. With that authority, I now command all current harmful addictions or any remnants of old addictions to foods, previous romantic partners, my body’s appearance, victim hood, shame, the need to be controlling, and any other addictions that I may not have mentioned or are unknown to me. In Jesus name, I make these proclamations real and true. Amen

Food Addiction (Written by JACKIE OSINSKI)

Dear Lord

Today I come to you in need of strength against food addiction. This thing feels bigger than me. I no longer want this addiction and the control that it has over me. I am ready to be a new person – a strong, powerful, overcoming man/woman of God. You tell us in your Word that you have given us power over all things. Starting today I am going to begin walking in that power.

In the name of JESUS I take authority over a spirit of Gluttony – you have no power over me. I don’t need you and I don’t want you. I now command that you leave my mind, thoughts and body. I break the chains of addiction that have been controlling me. I refuse to allow food to have any control over me.

Today I take on strength, power and self-control. Food has NO power over me in Jesus name! When Jesus went to the cross He broke the powers of hell – including all addictions. Holy Spirit I now ask that you would fill me – grant me greater love for myself, love for others, self-control and the desire to love myself more than food. I now praise God for the victory that I will begin to walk in today. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

The Serenity Prayer (attributed to Reinhold Neibuhr, 1892-1971)

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
As it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
If I surrender to His Will;
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life
And supremely happy with Him
Forever and ever in the next.
Amen.