You know that our hearts are aching and broken as I type this prayer. You know that we are feeling anger, bitterness, and resentment, at this moment, towards someone we love very much. You know that we are trying to wrap our minds around where he is in his thoughts, and in his actions. You know every thought, every feeling, and every emotion that has went through our minds today. You also know how helpless, not only we feel, but every one in the family, and even friends, who love him and care about him so very much. Lord, You know how heartbroken my mom is right now, and Father, I just pray that You would hold her close to You. Cover her in Your peace, the peace that only You can provide. Let her feel You holding her Father. Take away her anxious thoughts, replace them with Your truth, and whisper Your blessings in her ear, and let her hear Your voice.
Oh Father, in a perfect world he would just surrender and get the help he so desperately needs. But I am not sure that will ever be the case. I know You have watched over him and You have led him out of situations that there is no other explanation for. Even though he doesn't give You the time of day, You have still been there, carrying him. But how much longer will You be willing Father? How much longer will any of us be willing? How much longer do we continue to listen to his lies, and to put up with his manipulation? Lord, we need Your intervention. We need Your wisdom. We need Your strength, and Your anointing touch. We need Your presence, Dear Father!
We have hope, and we know that You do heal people with the disease of addiction. We are standing on Your word, and Your promises, and we are believing with all our hearts that You can and will heal Lacy.
And call on me in the day of trouble, I will deliver you, and you will honor me.
Father, we know that drug addictions stem from the need to self medicate unhealed wounds. I pray that You would reveal those wounds to Lacy. Help him to search deep down and find whatever it is that is giving him the urge to continue to use. Bring him back to reality, and remind him that help is just a phone call away. Please remind him that You love him, and for that reason, he can love himself. Remind him that You love him in spite of his mistakes. Remind him that You are more concerned with his future than his past. Remind him that Your love and that our love for him is unconditional. Remind him Father, of his self respect, his dignity, and of the person he truly is. Remind him that there is nothing he can do that will keep You from loving him and forgiving him. He knows these things, and he knows Your promises, but the disease has taken him to a place that only You can restore him from. Remind him Father, of all these things, and of how his life was when he was so close to You, and that all he has to do is turn to You, because You are there, waiting.
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. ~ 1 Peter 5:10
Lord, I know that there is nothing any of us can do to change his ways, but I also know that through You, all things are possible, and I believe with all my heart that You will take care of him and bring him back to You, and to us, his family, who loves him so very much. Help us to hold on to Your promises and Your truth's. Help us cling to Your word as we walk through this storm, and keep us filled with the faith that we so strongly have in You. Be with him Father, and please protect him.