Prayer For A Gambling Friend

Lord Jesus, I lift up my friend who has got into real trouble through gambling and does not seem to be able to break free from the tremendous hold it has over them.
 
Lord in Your mercy would You please convict my dear friend of the evil influence that this gambling habit is having on their life.. and those around them - and I ask that in Your grace You would give them an awareness that this is a sin.. and that they need to break free from this compulsive habit.
 
Help me to be a supportive friend and give me the wisdom to know what to say and what to do in order that I may help them break free from this destructive gambling habit..
 
Lord I know that only Jesus can free us from the bondage of sin and I pray that You would truly convict them of their need to repent and turn to Christ  - in Whose name I pray,
 
Amen