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Cardinal Blase Cupich
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Dawn M. Nothwehr, OSF, PhD
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special prayer

Prayer to St. Jude to End Addiction

 

God of life, You made me in Your perfect image, to live in Your love, and to give You glory, honor, and praise. Open my heart to Your healing power. Come, Lord Jesus, calm my soul just as you whispered “Peace” to the stormy sea.

St. Jude, most holy Apostle, in my need I reach out to you. I beg you to intercede for me that I may find strength to overcome my illness. Bless all those who struggle with addiction. Touch them, heal them, reassure them of the Father’s constant love.

Remain at my side, St. Jude, to chase away all evil temptations, fears, and doubts. May the quiet assurance of your loving presence illuminate the darkness in my heart and bring lasting peace. Amen. by The National Shrine of St. Jude

A Prayer for All Substance Users[1] with Covid-19

A Quote to Remember

"An addiction is any pleasure that becomes an obsession (a mental preoccupation) which often then results in a compulsion (a behavior that acts out the obsession). Addictions can be chemically-based, but they can also be emotionally or behaviorally based as well. An addiction is not a disease. You can’t catch an addiction. An addiction is a sinful disorder which therefore stresses responsibility for your addiction but also gives hope for recovery from your addiction. An addiction is anything we depend on that draws us away from giving greater dependence on God. An addiction is not trusting in the sufficiency of Christ. An addiction is a false god. An addiction is an idol. Addictions are the lust to satisfy passions with idols outside of Christ.”

Sermon, Overcoming Addictions, Titus 2:11-14, August 23, 2015.

by Randy Smith Grace BibleChurch.