Prayers for those addicted by alcohol, drugs, pornography, food, etc.

Posted July 27, 2011

Venerable Matt Talbot

Here are prayers for those addicted to alcohol, drugs, pornography, food, or any other type of addiction.

The feastday of Ven. Matt Talbot is June 19th.

Short prayer: (say for nine days)

May Matt Talbot’s triumph over addiction, brings hope to our community and strength to our hearts, may he intercede for ___(name)___who struggles with his/her addiction, through Christ Our Lord, Amen

Longer Prayer: (say for nine days) Prayer for the Addicted.

God of mercy, we bless you in the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ, who ministered to all who come to Him. Give Your strength to (name of the person or persons who have addictions) Your servant(s), bound by the chains of addiction. Enfold him/her in Your love and restore him/her to the freedom of God’s children. Lord, look with compassion on all those who have lost their health and freedom. Restore to them the assurance of Your unfailing mercy, and strengthen them in the work of recovery. To those who care for them, grant patient understanding and a love that perseveres. We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen

For his beatification:

“Lord, in your servant, Matt Talbot you have given us a wonderful example of triumph over addiction, of devotion to duty, and of lifelong reverence of the Holy Sacrament. May his life of prayer and penance give us courage to take up our crosses and follow in the footsteps of Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Father, if it be your will that your beloved servant should be glorified by your Church, make known by your heavenly favours the power he enjoys in your sight. We ask this through the same Jesus Christ Our Lord, Amen

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