Prayer From a Distraught Gambler

Oh God, my life is being destroyed with my gambling addiction and I am so caught up in it that I know I cannot stop on my own. Lord You know how badly this has affected my home, my family and my finances and friends. I have lost everything and everyone I care about and I am at my wits end. Lord please help me to stop this destructive and evil habit and release me from its chains of bondage I pray. Help me God. I can do nothing myself – I am impotent to help myself. You alone Lord can help me and I am relying on You. Please -please forgive me for the way that I have behaved – I realise that I have been making gambling the god in my life in place of You… Forgive me Lord

Lord I do trust You and I know that my sins were all forgiven at the cross – but I also know that for a long time I have been out of fellowship with You. I have behaved in ways that I should not have done – I have done things that have grieved and hurt Your Holy Spirit. I know I have displeased and angered You in so many ways. Lord, I acknowledge my sins and realise that it is against You that I have sinned. I come to you in humble penitence and pray that You would help me cut free from all the gambling cords that have entrapped me so tightly.

Lord I WANT to be free of my gambling and turn my life around with Christ at the centre - and although the responsibility to stay out of casinos and to refuse to participate in any form of gambling is my own responsibility – nevertheless Lord I ask for Your strength and Your help to keep this resolve firm and sure – day by day and moment by moment.

Thank You that You have promised that Your grace is sufficient no matter what difficulty we find ourselves in and Father I trust that underneath me are Your everlasting arms to uphold and heal and I thank You in Jesus name,

Amen