Our peaceful reality is shaken to the core when we discover that our child is in bondage to the evil power of drugs. We feel as if they are slowly slipping away. The helplessness that engulfs us as parents, as well as the entire family, is paralyzing unless we give it all to God.
Here is a look at 10 prayers for a son on drugs.
1. Stronghold Prayer
Everlasting Father, I have just discovered that my son is doing drugs, and I feel so disappointed as a parent. Lord, cause him to hit rock bottom in his addiction. May the satisfaction he finds in drugs come to an end, in Jesus’ name. Destroy every stronghold that the enemy has infiltrated in his mind to keep him addicted to drugs. As we help him to become clean, keep reminding us that the real enemy is Satan and not our son. In Jesus’s name, I believe and pray. Amen.
2. Deal With His Heart Prayer
Father God, my son has been going through a lot lately, and sadly he turned to drugs as a way of escape. Lord, help him to know that Jesus is the only way to escape from the things of this world. Deal with his heart, Father, and remove the evil desire of drug use from his heart. Let your mercies be new every morning upon his life as he deals with this challenging situation. In Jesus’s name, I believe and pray. Amen
3. Freedom Prayer
Lord Jesus, what started as fun for my son has turned into an addiction. He has tried everything to stop using drugs, but nothing is working. Lord, you came to proclaim freedom for the captives and to release prisoners from darkness, my son is desperate to stop being an addict. O Jesus, please remove my son from darkness, and proclaim freedom over his life. May he start living in the freedom that is found in your Son, Jesus. Thank you for answering my prayers. Amen.
4. Deliverance Prayer
Father, I come before you today concerning my son. You knew him before he was formed in my womb, and you have good plans for his life. Dear God, it breaks my heart to know that my son has chosen drugs to be his god. But you are a merciful God, one who gives second chances to those that have strayed away from your ways. Deliver my son from the enemy of drug addiction. Vanquish the enemies of his destiny and set my son free from captivity. May he honor you with his life and bring glory to your holy name. In Jesus’s name. Amen.
5. Righteousness Prayer
Heavenly Father, your word says that we are your righteousness through Christ Jesus. Help my son to know that he is righteous because of what Jesus has done for us at the cross. Every time the urge to use drugs is strong, remind him that he is righteous before you, not because of who he is but because of what Jesus has done for him. Lord, I believe that you will rescue him from the pit of addiction, and all this will turn out for good and the glory of your holy name. I pray this trusting in the name of your beloved Son, Jesus. Amen.
6. Completion in You Prayer
King of Glory, thank you for my son. Thank you for loving him even while he’s still a sinner. Father, you promised us that my son would serve the nations through different prophecies. But God, he is lost in drug addiction. He has found wrong friends at school who have introduced him to drugs. I know that we do not war against flesh and blood, but principalities and rulers of darkness, so the enemy is behind all this. Father, fight our battles, help my child to stop using drugs. May he find completion in you and you alone. In Jesus’s name, I believe and pray. Amen.
7. Save My Son Prayer
Lord God, you are the great I am. Nothing is impossible with you. I am in your presence to ask for your divine help in regards to my son’s drug addiction. We have tried everything we can as his parents, but all our good intentions are not working because he thinks that we are against him. We know that the enemy is behind this, and he is keen on destroying our child. Father, save our son and our family from the attacks of the enemy. Uproot that desire of drugs from his heart and fill the void with your love and grace. In Jesus’s name, I believe and pray. Amen.
8. Willing Heart Prayer
Lord Jesus, you were wounded for our transgressions and bruised for our iniquities. It is because of that great sacrifice that we have been set free from all our sins. Help my son to know that he has been set free from drug addiction. Touch his heart that he may be willing to accept the help that he’s being offered. Father, we know that he cannot do this alone, be there with him every step of the way and give him divine strength to endure every challenge and temptation. In Jesus’s name, we believe and pray, Amen.
9. The Peace That Surpasses All Understanding Prayer
Heavenly Father, I’m going through the most challenging time as a parent. My son has become a drug addict, and he does not care about his life anymore. He no longer wants me to advise him, and every attempt to get through to him is being met with outbursts of anger and rage. Lord, come to my rescue. Give me the peace that surpasses all understanding during this trying time. Help me to find the right people that will be able to help my son to deal with his addiction. Lord, I’m resting in you because I know all things are possible with you. In Jesus’s name, I believe and pray. Amen.
10. Protection Prayer
Gracious Father, I stand boldly before your throne of grace in time of need and mercy. My son has become a shadow of his former self because of drug addiction. Lord, have mercy upon his life. May the blood of your Son, Jesus, cleanse his body and flush out every drug he has been using. Uproot every thought of drug addiction and the pleasure that it brings to him from his mind with the blood of Jesus. Protect his body and mind from the effects of drugs and help him to live a drug-free life for the rest of his life. In Jesus’s name, I believe and pray. Amen.
Disclaimer: Prayer is not magic. God indeed answers prayers but sometimes His answer is either No or Not Now. Don't be discouraged when your prayers are not met immediately or even later. Keep trusting God who is good all the time. Thank you.