12 strong prayers from drunkenness, alcoholism — which holy to pray?
Never need to give up if drinking a close person. Prayers to Jesus Christ, the holy, miraculous icons of the Virgin are able to manifest a miracle by the sincere faith of the one who asks. Orthodox prayers from the prayer book have tremendous power.
These texts were compiled by the righteous, who pleased God with their holy lives. They have the grace of God invested in them, which transforms and heals, blesses and protects from evil.
You can read about miracles of healing in temples in special books near shrines that help get rid of addictions.
Prayer from drunkenness, as a rule, is read by relatives for an alcoholic. But if the patient himself will pray, the effect of this will increase several times. But people who drink are not always aware of the scale of the problem and say that everything is fine with them and they can stop drinking when they want.
Without the help of God this is hardly possible. The task of relatives is not to leave a loved one in trouble, to pray, to call upon all the saints to ask God for mercy.
Prayer works at any distance. Even if a son or father is far away, strong prayer, prayer, served in a monastery or a temple, is able to reveal its gracious power.
Hot faith, hope in God’s mercy and confidence in receiving the prayer will help achieve the goal.
Orthodox texts of prayers from drunkenness are read in the following cases:
- for the healing of illnesses associated with drinking;
- for withdrawal from hard drinking;
- to stop drinking close person;
- to have an aversion to alcohol;
- for getting rid of alcohol, drug addiction, gambling.
Sometimes sincere prayer has an instant effect: the mind of the drinker becomes clearer, he sees the depth of his fall and decides to change. At this stage, it is important not to leave prayers, but to pray even harder, as the evil one will try by all means to increase dependence.
It is necessary to ask all your friends to order orders in temples, monasteries, give alms, go to the miraculous images.
Alcoholism is a disease not so much physical as spiritual. And if medicine is capable of treating the body, then the Lord heals not only the body, but also the soul.
Therefore, they turn first with prayers to Jesus Christ, and then to the Mother of God and holy saints.
A prayer to the Lord must be read daily, with good deeds and his own correction attached to it. The Almighty, seeing such zeal and love of neighbor, will never leave a prayer unanswered.
A short prayer from the illness of drunkenness: “Save, Lord, and have mercy on Your servant (name) with the words of Your Divine Gospel, readable about the salvation of Your servant to those (name). Got, Lord, the thorns of all his sins, voluntary and involuntary, and may Thy grace enter into him, enlightening, scorching, cleansing the whole person.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen».
This prayer should be learned and repeated whenever possible at the icons or in daily activities.
It is possible to pray at the illness of drunkenness at any icon of the Savior, but the people especially liked the image of “The Savior, Not Made By Hands”.
The image of Christ «Savior not made by hands»
The following prayers are recited by the very suffering. If an alcoholic does not want to pray on his own, then you can read them over his head, over waking or sleeping.
First prayer: “Jesus, the Sweetest! Drunkenness overcame me!
My soul was worn out, worn out all from my unhappy weakness! I do not take it with me — this is an inconsolable grief and my misfortune. Fear and fear attack me — not to die from drunkenness without repentance!
I am afraid that the enemy — the devil — will completely destroy me and bring me to hell.
I know that on my own I cannot cope with myself. “I am poor and needy, but the Lord cares for me. You are my help and my savior, my God! Do not slow down.
Lord Jesus Christ! You yourself said: “Without Me you cannot do anything,” but “ask, and it will be given to you, seek, and find, knock, and open it to you.”
Prayer Two: «You, Lord Jesus Christ, healed the weakened, he cleansed the lepers, he pardoned the fornicator, the thief said,» But now you will be with Me in Paradise. » Touch, Merciful, and my relaxed and prodigal heart with your omnipotent grace, draw strength and courage to fight against the passion of drunkenness in it, drive away the devil-tempter and send me your Guardian Angel, and «by their very fate» save me, a sinner and sad, Lord!
You yourself said: “I do not want the death of a sinner, but that the sinner turned from his way and was alive,” and therefore “came into the world to save sinners.” Thou didst yourself, with Your divine lips, say, «He that cometh to Me, I will not cast out.» And here I come to You, my hope and refuge!
Crying at your most pure feet, crucified for me. “Do not hide your face from me, do not reject me, and do not leave me, my God, my Savior! ”, Grant me strength and strength of will, but I will drive out the passion nesting in me and live in sobriety, piety and firm faith in You, the One True God of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen».
Important! If a drunkard shows aggression at the sight of icons or a praying relative, you should not provoke him.
It is better to pray in secret so as not to aggravate the situation. Prayer will still work, and the alcoholic himself will soon realize that it has become easier for him.
The miraculous image of the Mother of God «Inexhaustible Chalice» is considered the strongest in the fight against alcoholism. This icon must be in the house of a drinker.
Before her read the prayer presented below. If there is time, they read the akathist to the Virgin Mary, dedicated to this image.
The Prayer of the Most Holy Theotokos and the Ever-Virgin Mary in front of Her icon “The Inexhaustible Chalice”: “O, Gracious Mistress! We now resort to your intercession, our supplications do not despise, but hear us mercifully: wives, children, mothers and the grave ailment of the obsession of pianism, and for the sake of our mother, the Church of Christ and the salvation of those falling away, brothers and sisters, and our relatives healed.
Oh, Merciful Mother of God, touch their hearts and soon recover from the sinful falls, bring them to saving abstinence.
Beseech His Son, Christ our God, forgive us our trespasses and not turn away His mercy from His people, but let us be sober and chaste. Accept, Most Holy Theotokos, the prayers of mothers, the sheds of tears, the wives, the sobbing men, the sick, the poor and the needy, the misguided, and all of us, to the icon of your dropping.
And may our cry come, through thy prayers, unto the throne of the Most High.
Pokry and keep us from evil and all the wiles of the enemy, at the terrible hour of our exodus help to pass through the air of unpleasantness, with your prayers deliver us eternal condemnation, may God’s mercy cover us in endless ages of ages. Amen».
In many parish churches and monasteries, prayers and akathists at the image are served weekly. They need to submit notes not only for the drinker, but also for his relatives and relatives.
At the prayer service, it is advisable to attend an alcoholic in person.
Also pray at the image of the Virgin «Semistrelnaya.» This icon helps with outbursts of aggression, anger, and intolerance.
Prayers at the image of the “Mother of God” of the Mother of God help to improve relationships, soften fierce hearts.
They pray at this icon during hard drinking, attacks of the evil one. Read a prayer to himself, if it provokes anger.
A prayer at the image of the “Seven-mist” Mother of God: “O long-suffering Mother of God, Higher than all the daughters of the earth, according to her purity and many sufferings, You have borne on the lands, accept our many-sore sighs and save us under Your mercy. There is no other refuge and warmth of blessedness to you, but, boldly, you have the courage to be born of you, help and save us with your prayers, let us reach the kingdom of heaven, forever and ever.
In an acute situation, you can say a short prayer: “Holy Mother of God, save us! «
God gave St. John of Kronstadt the ability to heal the ailments. With his strong faith and gift of the word, he cured those suffering from severe vices, including alcoholism.
The righteous one claimed that sincere petitions to the Lord, feasible fasting and repentance in vice eliminate the “demon of drunkenness”.
John of Kronstadt so often helped drunks that he composed a special prayer: “Lord, look down mercifully on Your servant (name), deceived by the flattery of the womb and carnal joy. Give him (name), to know the sweetness of abstinence in fasting and the fruits of the Spirit that flow from it.
For deliverance from addiction after prayer, the priests recommend reading chapter 15 of the Gospel of John:
|1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit, he cuts off; and every one that bears fruit, he purifies, that he may bear more fruit. 3 You are already cleansed through the word that I preached to you. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it is on the vine: so can you, unless you are in Me. 5 I am the vine, and you are the branches; He who abides in me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in me, he will be cast out as a branch, and will wither; and such branches are gathered and thrown into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask what you will, and it shall be done unto you. 8 My Father will be honored by this, if you bear much fruit and are my disciples.|
|9 As the Father loved Me, I also loved you; abide in my love. 10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11 I have told you these things, may my joy remain in you, and your joy will be perfect.|
|12 This is my commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you. 13 There is no more of that love, as if one laid down his soul for his friends. 14 You are my friends, if you do what I command you. 15 I no longer call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his lord is doing; but I called you friends, because I told you all that I heard from My Father. 16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you and set you up, that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, so that He may give you what you ask the Father in My Name. 17 This I command you, love each other.|
|18 If the world hates you, know that it hated me before you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you from the world, therefore the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they persecuted me, they will persecute you; if they kept my word, they will keep yours also. 21 But they will do all things to you in my name, because they do not know him who sent me. 22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 He that hates me hates my Father also. 24 If I had not done among them the works which no one else had done, they would not have had sin; but now they have both seen and hated both me and my Father. 25 But let the word written in their law be fulfilled: «They hated me in vain.»|
|26 And when the Comforter comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will testify of me; 27 and also you shall testify, because you are with me first.|
One of the most powerful saints is Nicholas the Wonderworker. Prayers addressed to him, are able to relieve from troubles, misfortunes, vices.
In any Russian church there is an image of the saint, and those who are healed thanks to his petition are not counted.
A prayer to St. Nicholas the Wonderworker: “Oh, all-holy Nicholas, pleasen the most gracious of the Lord, warm our intercessor, and everywhere in the sorrowful fast helper! Help me, sinful and depressed in this life, beg the Lord God for the giving up of all my sins, which have sinned a great deal from my youth, in all my life, deed, word, thought, and all my senses; and in my soul’s exodus by prayer, cursed, beseech the Lord God, all creatures of Sodetel, deliver me of air ordeals and eternal torment: let me always glorify the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and ever and ever and ever.
Matrona Moskovskaya is the beloved saint of many in Russia. Born blind, she did not despair.
Matronushka devoted her life to serving God and neighbors. The petitioners came to her daily, and she helped everyone.
After the death of an old woman, thousands of believers flock to her image and relics, asking for deliverance from diseases, including alcoholism. As in life, Saint Matrona beckons healing from the Lord God.
There is plenty of evidence of miraculous deliverance from addiction.
A prayer to Matrona of Moscow: “Oh, Blessed Mother Matrono, will face the heavenly soul before the Throne of God, will rest upon the earth, and will exude various miracles from above. Regard now with your gracious eye on us, sinners, in sorrow, sickness and sinful temptations, your dependent days, comfort us, desperate, heal the afflictions of our lyutya, God permissive of us through our sins, save us from many troubles and circumstances, pray to our Lord Jesus Christ forgive us all our sins, iniquities and fall, we are from our youth even to the present day and hour of sin, and with your prayers we receive grace and great mercy, we will glorify in the Trinity of One God, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, now and ever and ever and ever.
Moses Murin was afraid of the whole district; he was a robber and a drunkard. After a long journey to faith, he was transformed and became a different person.
Having become a monk, he managed to overcome all the trials and temptations of the evil one. His life is an example for those who are desperate and do not believe in getting rid of ingrained vice.
Holy Moses Murin prays for the healing of a drunkard, and only repentance can bring about change for the better.
“Oh, the great power of repentance! Oh, the immeasurable depth of God’s mercy!
You, Rev. Moses, were formerly a robber, but then you were horrified at your sins, complained about them, and in repentance you came to the monastery, and there in great weeping for your former iniquities and in difficult feats you spent your days until your death, and you were honored by the grace of Christ forgiveness and the gift of miracles. Oh, reverend, you have attained extraordinary virtues from the grave sins!
Pomosi and God’s servant who is praying to you is drawn to death from the fact that they indulge in the immense consumption of wine, which is harmful for body and soul. Bow on them your gracious gaze and do not despise them, but heed them that come to you.
Pray, holy Moses, the Lord of Christ, so that He, the Merciful, may not reject them, and may the devil rejoice in their destruction, but may the Lord spare the powerless and miserable that the pernicious passion of drunkenness took, because we are all God’s creatures and redeemed by the Most Pure Blood of His Son. Hear, Reverend Moses, their prayer, drive the devil away from them, grant them the power to conquer their passion, help them, extend your hand, bring them to the path of goodness, free them from the bondage of passions and deliver them from winemaking. sobriety and a bright mind, loved temperance and piety, forever glorified the Almighty God, always saving His creatures.
Boniface was a slave to a wealthy Roman woman, with whom he had an extra-marital affair. Every day they drank and indulged in debauchery until they found out about Christians and decided to correct themselves.
After the martyr’s death of Vonifatii, those who are eager to get rid of prodigal passion and alcoholism turn to him for help.
Prayer to the Holy Martyr Vonifatiy: “Oh, the long-suffering and all martyr Vonifatii! To your intercession now we resort, supplications of us singing to you, do not reject, but hear us graciously.
Vizhd brethren and our sisters, obsession with the grave ailment of pianism, for the sake of him from his mother, the Church of Christ, and the eternal salvation of falling away. Oh, holy martyr Vonifatii, touch the heart of God’s grace to this data, soon recover from the fall of sin and bring them to a saving abstinence.
Pray to the Lord God, He hath hurt Him, forgive us our trespasses, do not turn away His mercy from His sons, but strengthen our sobriety and chastity in us, may His salutation soberly save your vow in the days and nights in Him vigilantly and about Him is the kind answer to the terrible judgment seat of the dati. Receive, pleasing to God, the prayers of mothers, for the dwelling of their tears they shed; honest wives, about their sobbing men, children of the poor and the needy, from the pianits left, all of us, to the icons of yours, and let this cry come in our prayers to the Throne of the Most High God for the health and salvation of souls and bodies, and the Kingdom Heavenly.
Please obey us from deceit and all the wiles of the enemy, at the terrible hour of the outcome of our help to pass on unperturbed ordeal and through your prayers deliver eternal condemnation. But please God to grant us love for our fatherland, unfeigned and unshakable, holy to the enemies of the Church, visible and invisible to the Church, may God’s mercy cover us for endless ages.
Since alcohol addiction is considered a disease not only of the body, but also of the soul, it is possible to pray to the healer Panteleimon. Prayers to him have the ability to cure the most advanced cases of alcoholism.
The prayer to the holy great martyr and healer Panteleimon, alone in the person of the sick, reads: “O great blessing of Christ, a passion for the heart and a doctor, many-merciful, Panteleimon! Have mercy upon me, a sinful slave, hear my moaning and my cry, appease the heavenly, supreme Physician of our souls and our bodies, Christ our God, grant me healing from the oppressive illness.
Accept the unworthy prayer of the most sinful people most of all, visit me with a gracious visitation, do not repent of my sinful sores, anoint with your oil of grace and heal me; Yes, with my soul and body, the rest of my day, the grace of God, I am able to spend in repentance and pleasing God, and be honored to perceive the good end of my life. Hey, please God! Beseech the Christ of God, let me give you health to your body and the salvation of my soul with your intercession.
The saints were brothers, worked as builders on the construction of a pagan temple. When the building was ready, they and other Christians destroyed the idols and installed a cross in the temple.
They prayed all night, illuminated by an unearthly light. The saints were thrown into a well and buried alive.
After many years their remains were found incorruptible. The martyrs Flora and Lavra pray not to drink.
Prayer to the martyrs: “The most exalted martyrs are Flora and Lavra, you did not eat the earth, but you are pleased with the sky, and you are prayers and presenters about your honest memory with love. Praying for us, hardworkers of non-evilness, may the Lord and us, in laboring and oppressing beings, move towards making His commandments, not only about food and drink, but also what will please the Lord; Let us grieve and groan with ours, and may our hearts not be bitter to the end, but let love for one another be kindled, let us be in peace and like-mindedness, like you, blessing yourself. Most of all, affirm us in the faith of the saints and the right, yuzheusche in our hearts, not frightened in reproach and humiliation and all sorts of circumstances, we are also obsessed with Esma, but, as a test of our faith, with thanksgiving, we accept this kind confession, and we will continue From this vale to the everlasting kingdom of our Lord, to Him, glory and power forever and ever.
Prayer helps with alcoholism to any person: a man, a woman, a minor. You can pray for a loved one: husband, father, son. It is the duty of parents and children to pray for their loved ones all their lives, and for their spouse, especially if they have been in trouble.
Prayers help the most praying most, but this is often not feasible because of the damage to the mind by passion.
It is worth remembering that prayer is spiritual hard work. To make it work, you need to comply with certain conditions:
- one. Hot faith. The one praying must be sure that the Lord has the power to change everything. Simple reading will not bring the desired result.
- 2 Repentance. Before you ask for something for yourself or a loved one, you must confess, ask for forgiveness and forgive yourself.
- 3 Perseverance. To get rid of drunkenness, it is not enough to pray once or to submit notes to the church several times. Daily prayers, visits to the temple, participation in sacraments and common prayers, attachment to the miraculous images and relics of the saints are needed.
- four. Good deeds. It is recommended to give alms or donate to mercy for the sick. It helps to get the requested post for the time of prayers.
- five. Thanksgiving. For any improvement you need to thank the Lord and the saint, who showed his good help.
It is important to use all the possibilities so that a loved one stops drinking. In addition to medical treatment and psychological assistance, all church means are called for:
- Whenever possible, they order the reading of the «Unsleeping Psalter» about health for a long period, forty-plusmets, notes on liturgy in monasteries. Now it can be done online on the web pages of large monasteries.
- Ask friends when visiting shrines to submit notes with names, pray by agreement. The more people praying, the more effective the prayer.
- Attend miraculous lists of icons, relics of saints. They bring holy water, consecrated oil from holy places.
- Confess and communion, order prayers.
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