Blessing for a struggle with substance abuse

May 17, 2011

May the God of mercy, who ministers to all who come to him,
give strength to you, a servant of God.

May God enfold you in his love,

and restore you to the freedom of a child of God.

May God look with compassion on you
and all who have lost their health and freedom.

May God restore to you the assurance of divine, unfailing mercy,

strengthen you in the work of recovery,
and help you to resist all temptation.

To those who care for you,
may God grant patient understanding and a love that perseveres.

– adapted from “Blessing of a Person Suffering from Addiction or from Substance Abuse” on


One Response to “Blessing for a struggle with substance abuse”

  1. Suze said

    Would that we all held each other up, leaving no need for something destructive to fill the void.

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