Prayer For An Alcoholic Friend

Heavenly Father, I have heard of a dear friend who has become an alcoholic – sadly they drifted into this lifestyle through social drinking, but now it has become habitual and I realise that this is beginning to have a serious impact on their life, and needs to be addressed and dealt with as a matter of urgency.

Lord I am not sure what I do, which is why I am coming to You to ask for Your wisdom and guidance. I am not sure if I should talk to them about this issue or simply keep them covered in prayer… but I do ask for You to intervene in their life and cause them to see the tremendous devastation that is starting to happen.. both in their own lives and in the lives of those around them.

Lead and guide me to say or do what is right and pleasing in Your eyes. Let me not be judgemental but may I be used by You to help my friend to leave this alcoholism behind. May they see the serious consequences that their drinking habit in causing and draw them back into a close relationship with Yourself – in Jesus name I pray,