Whether it has directly affected you, your family or someone you know, alcoholism is an addiction that hurts everyone it touches. If you are the wife of an alcoholic husband, you may feel that your world is crumbling, watching the person God put into your life to lead your family slowly lose control. On the toughest days and the longest nights though, we know that our God is bigger than any darkness that the enemy tries to sew into our lives. Here are 10 strong prayers for alcoholic husbands.
1. Deliver Them Prayer
Heavenly Father, I bow before you asking for your intervention regarding our husbands. They are into alcoholism and it is getting worse every day. Deliver them, Lord. Let them understand that their bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit and they should glorify you with them. Let them put their families first before their worldly pleasures. Reveal yourself to them that they may get to know you and see that you can forgive their sins and deliver them from their bondage. Draw them close to you, Lord. Amen.
2. Free Them Prayer
King of kings, We pray that you can listen to our cries concerning our husbands. They are trapped in alcoholism. Our families are affected in unpleasant ways. Free them from this bondage, Lord. Renew their minds. Guide them towards you. Give them the courage and strength to fight this addiction. Hold their hands and lift them out of it. Our trust is in you. Your great power can move mountains. Nothing is impossible for you. Amen.
3. Break Their Ties Prayer
Everlasting Father, We are on our knees praying for our husbands to stop taking alcohol. They are straining our families. We know that the devil is using alcoholism to destroy families and in Jesus’ name, he will not succeed. We believe that you have the power to reverse their conditions and restore our families to happiness. We are putting our faith in you, God. Break their ties with alcohol and set them free. Amen.
4. Open Their Eyes Prayer
Mighty God, Our hearts are troubled because of our alcoholic husbands. They’ve been taken captive by alcoholism and it’s destroying their lives. We pray that you may deliver them from this scheme of the devil. Let them remember their roles as the heads of the families and carry out their duties with sobriety. Open their eyes to see the good beyond the alcohol. Let their focus be on who you created them to be. Guide them towards your light, Lord. Amen.
5. Hold Their Hands Prayer
Sovereign God, We come before you, standing in the gap for our husbands. They’ve been bound by the destructive power of alcohol. Help them break free, Lord. Take away the thoughts of alcohol from their minds and replace them with constructive thoughts. Let them get to know you and surrender their desires for earthly pleasures to you. They won’t do it on their own, they need you, God. Hold their hands and let them feel your unending love for them. You are our only source of hope. Amen.
6. Change Their Ways Prayer
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Lord, You know our weaknesses and we can’t overcome them on our own. Our husbands’ weakness is alcoholism. Set them free. Take away their demonic thoughts of alcohol and give them the desire to serve you. Let them open their heart to your message of salvation. Change their ways, God. Change their characters and attitudes. Your works are perfect. Be their strength in this moment of weakness. Amen.
7. Save Them Prayer
Mighty God, We humble ourselves before you, seeking your help in dealing with husbands who are alcoholics. Give us the strength to be strong for them as they battle this spirit of alcoholism. Let your Holy Spirit minister to them that they may change their ways and keep their bodies pure and pleasing to you. Let them learn of your abundant grace and the love you have for us all even those who see themselves as unworthy. Save them, Lord. Amen.
8. Renew Their Souls Prayer
Lord in heaven, You are the God of greatness and we come before you praying for a miracle for our husbands who are into alcoholism. Change them. Renew their souls. You’ve changed people who had done the worst things to be good people in society; people who are now role models to others. Surely, nothing is impossible for you and your works are perfect. Deliver them from this spirit of torment. Set them free. Let them desire to serve you with all they have. Amen.
9. Refresh Their Thoughts Prayer
God All-powerful, You promised to be with us always. We, therefore, claim your promise of being always with us and ask for a breakthrough regarding our husbands’ ties with alcohol. Lord, we ask that you may loosen the grip that the devil has on them. Deliver them and set them up for greatness. Refresh their thoughts that they may see what the alcohol is costing them in terms of family and their relationship with you. Amen.
10. Nourish Their Souls Prayer
God in heaven, We thank you for you know the desires of our hearts. We pray that you fulfill our desire for having happy families. Let our husbands quit taking alcohol. Remove any thought of alcohol from their minds. Give them the focus of getting to know you and let their hearts meditate on your promises of strength, peace and sufficient grace. Let your word nourish their souls. Amen.
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