Dear God, it saddens me so much that my dear brother has become dependent on alcohol and he is so young to have been dragged into this destructive life-style. Lord, it is having a very serious effect on his relationship with his whole family, and he seems to have thrown away his life which was so promising, and it saddens me deeply.
Lord, he seems to have been dragged so deeply into this addiction, that I fear that he is unlikely to emerge from it, but my trust is in You and I pray that in Your love and grace You will reach down and convict him of his need of You and draw him back into a right relationship with You.
Father, I know he needs to take responsibility for this serious addiction, but I know that at times it can be seen as an illness. Look down in pity I pray on my brother, and help him become free. In Jesus' name I pray,