“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.” A mantra, or prayer like the one above, maybe repeated daily to help reinforce positive thinking when cravings are creating distractions on your path toward recovery.
In Christianity, deliverance ministry refers to groups that perform practices and rituals to cleanse people of demons and evil spirits. This is done in order to address problems manifesting in their life as a result of demonic presences, which have authority to oppress the person.
St. Maximilian Kolbe, Patron Saint of those suffering with addictions .
Lord God, I pray for Your protection as I begin this day. You are my hiding place, and under Your wings I can always find refuge. Protect me from trouble wherever I go, and keep evil far from me.
1 Corinthians 10:13 This verse has to do with temptations, which can certainly include addiction . The key point that addicts and loved ones of addicts should take from this verse is the last sentence: “But when you are tempted, He [God] will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”
O Lord the oil of your healing flows through me like a living stream. I choose to bathe in these clear waters each day. I will keep my eyes on you, and trust in you that I will fully recover . I give you all that I am, and rest in your peace.
I hope they will encourage you to make 2021 a year of prayer . Know to whom you are speaking. Thank him. Ask for God’s will. Say what you need. Ask for forgiveness. Pray with a friend. Pray the Word. Memorize Scripture.
Spiritual warfare is the Christian concept of fighting against the work of preternatural evil forces. It is based on the biblical belief in evil spirits, or demons, that are said to intervene in human affairs in various ways.
Be honest before God, and humbly let the Spirit expose the stronghold in the darkness. Pray , “Test me, O LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind.” When the Holy Spirit shows you an area of darkness, repent. You may need to overcome the instinct of defend yourself.
|Venerable Matt Talbot O.F.S.|
|Venerated in||Catholic Church|
|Patronage||People who struggle with alcoholism Addictions|
|Major works||Piety, charity and mortification of the flesh|
St. Dymphna is the patron saint of mental illness and anxiety.
Patronage. Among some Roman Catholics, Saint Jude is venerated as the “patron saint of lost causes”. This practice stems from the belief that few Christians invoked him for misplaced fear of praying to Christ’s betrayer, Judas Iscariot , because of their similar names.
In Jewish thought, Psalm 91 conveys the themes of God’s protection and rescue from danger.
The basic forms of prayer are adoration , contrition , thanksgiving and supplication, abbreviated as A.C.T.S. The Liturgy of the Hours, the seven canonical hours of the Catholic Church prayed at fixed prayer times, is recited daily by clergy, religious and devout believers.
Yes! God can protect all of us ! As the evening goes along, I’ll tell you of some experiences that happened in our time — experiences that bear witness to the protecting presence of God , at this very moment. These will show how, today, God can protect us from: spiritual death, aggression, and sickness.