You are the Creator of all things and ALL people. You put the stars in the sky and the pulse in every heart. You see time all at once and know what circumstances, experiences and pre-dispositions that influence every single form of addiction. God, you know the trauma, hurt, pain and heartbreak that has influenced the choices of those who struggle with addiction.
Lord, we come before you praying this prayer in agreement and ask boldly that you'd stir in the hearts of ALL those suffering with ANY form of addiction. Gossip, sex, pornography, alcohol, unhealthy attitudes, drugs, relationships, control, beliefs, behaviors, eating disorders, the past, cigarettes, marijuana and more. Lord, you know the need, even unspoken addictions. As you stir the hearts of those in bondage, make them aware of their sin and need for you. May they be convicted and turn their "earthly war" towards "Heaven's hands." May they repent from their sin and ask forgiveness so their past can be washed clean by the blood of the Lamb on the cross, the first step to freedom.
Lord, break through to each and every soul struggling with ANY form of addiction. Put people, places, therapies, therapists, treatments and helpful resources in their lives to aid in their recovery. Grant them discernment about which steps and activities to engage in so they might find full and wholesome healing through your guidance. Put up barriers and blockades to any stumbling blocks, experiences or relationships that will lead them away from your healing and back towards bondage and addiction. Free them from the shame, guilt and regret the enemy desires to hold over them from their past choices. May they walk forward today and every day empowered by You through the Holy Spirit to battle urges, temptations and addictive relapses.
Guard their hearts, minds and souls from future hurts that would lead them to believe they are unworthy and alone in their addiction. May they call upon your mighty name, Jesus ANY TIME they need your help. Answer their pleas swiftly and grant them un-explainable peace as they learn to trust you through recovery. Walk with them Jesus, help them overcome. Replace despair with joy and turn depression in to gladness. Break the bonds and shackles of addiction so Your children can walk through the open doors of their prison cells and not turn back, in Jesus' name.
Nicole Zaagman's recommended resources:
- Order Nicole's book, Rise Higher - Believe in Your Dream Cuz' No One Else Will
- Favorite books and for women, a Facebook Bible group led by Robyn Dykstra.
- Churches with live stream options: Ada Bible Church, Shadow Mountain Church
- Online resources: iBelieve.com, ReasonsforJesus.com, BillyGraham.org, Palau.org
Nicole Zaagman loves Jesus, her high-school sweetheart, Ken and their pint sized Shih Tzu named Hadley. Zaagman is a born again believer, loves Jesus with all her heart and desires others to know the healing power a relationship with Him can bring. She is a full-time entrepreneur as Marketing & Design Director for Zaagman Home Remodeling and Brand & Design Expert of Nicole Zaagman Enterprises, LLC. Nicole is bestselling author to Bee BADASS and Brilliant and Rise Higher - Believe in Your Dream Cuz' No One Else Will. If this post has touched you, Nicole would love for you to share the link. If shared in any capacity please properly credit: An excerpt by Nicole Zaagman at NicoleZaagman.com. May the Lord bless you!