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Does praying help you with your addiction?

Discussion in 'Helping an Addicted Loved One' started by kylerlittle, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. kylerlittle

    kylerlittle Community Champion

    I wanted to ask you guys, if you believe in God, does praying help you with whatever you're battling and going through? I personally find that praying to the lord that I believe in, really helps me a lot in the times of struggles and my anxiety, as well as addictions. Could you please share your experience about that particular thing?
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  2. Matthodge1

    Matthodge1 Community Champion

    Praying is certainly beneficial to rehabilitation. I am a Christian, and I have known many people at my local rehab center who have turned to God or found God through their rehab, and whenever they pray, they notice that things are more calm within their body. They notice that God is with them.
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  3. amethyst

    amethyst Community Champion

    I have been praying every day of my life. My perception of God is nature. Hence, I go and spend as much time as I can in the country, amongst my beloved trees and flowers. I love sitting quietly by a river or on top of a mountain and communicate with a higher being. It certainly has brought a lot of peace, hope and strength into my life.
  4. kylerlittle

    kylerlittle Community Champion

    That's great news. I know that people finding God and knowing that he is with them, they can sense a feeling of protection and security. Assurance, love and protection gives us assurance, which we certainly need when we are living and battling against certain temptations.
  5. Matthodge1

    Matthodge1 Community Champion

    It is definitely a necessity whenever you are making the huge transition from addiction to a new normality.
  6. amin021023

    amin021023 Community Champion

    the only reason why religious people pray is because how comforting it can be, praying is like talking to your God, and talking alone is comforting and talking to God is way more comforting specially if you have strong beliefs.
  7. Jovi

    Jovi Member

    I believe it has to do with faith. Of course, I'm talking about faith in a being that you believe is able to give you deliverance. There is nothing more potent in your mind and this is what keeps you when you are in face in your deepest troubles. Prayer indeed helps me with all my addictions.
  8. Jovi

    Jovi Member

    It really amazes me how being in contact with the spiritual realm helps you to cope in the physical realm. You can be so frustrated and inflamed, and with just one prayer your whole body is calm again. It's just amazing and that's why I continue to pray.
  9. JoshPosh

    JoshPosh Community Champion

    I personally do not believe in god, but others that do, do have a sense of guidance and a higher calling. There are far worse things to be following, but for some this might be the answer. A peaceful religion and a support group is not a bad thing. It's just not for me that's all.
  10. kylerlittle

    kylerlittle Community Champion

    Yeah it's not for all people, however, if there are facts that prove it and are undeniable, then it's a different story. Don't you think JoshPosh?
  11. Matthodge1

    Matthodge1 Community Champion

    That is exactly what I think as well. People who have experienced that awesomeness that God gives you just know what I mean whenever I say that it is the most satisfying calm that you can experience.
  12. Johnsnow123

    Johnsnow123 Active Contributor

    I know some people don't believe in God and miracles, but I happen to be one of those people who do believe in God. I feel like praying gives me that sense of comfort and safety and that there is a bigger purpose to life. It's also sort of like you are talking to someone and asking them for help through the tough times.
  13. Rainman

    Rainman Community Champion

    Praying does help. But the person seeking help ought to be truly repentant for him/her to get the help they seek.

    For example if someone wants help to stop drinking then they should have made a commitment to stop drinking. If someone prays but doesn't intend to stop drinking or even fight the cravings, their prayers won't help much. You need to pray but in addition, you need to show, practically, that you are willing to change. Maybe then your prayers might be answered.
  14. sunflogun

    sunflogun Community Champion

    We don't need to believe in god, we just need to believe in something superior that can help us, it doesn't matter what the name we use is. Sure, we need to put in our efforts too, if we do that, the help we receive will become more tangible.
  15. kylerlittle

    kylerlittle Community Champion

    I respect you as a person, but I also think that belief in God is necessary because we can find God, I believe, through facts but that's my personal belief :) It has helped me a lot.
  16. chanelskii

    chanelskii Member

    Prayer helps in a lot of ways.
    Praying whenever you are going through something gives you hope. And hope is something that you need when battling an addiction. Through prayer you are given an inkling of hope that someone bigger than you are will help you, will provide you and be your rock. Somehow it is comforting knowing that there is a God who would be your rock during your dark days. Praying also allows you to reflect in yourself what are the mistakes you have done. Whenever you pray, you admit your faults, you admit that there are points where you have been wrong and you are asking help in order to correct them.
  17. wahmed

    wahmed Active Contributor

    I think prsying with a whole and pure heart can do wonders. Not only does it sooth the soul but it also gives us belief that things will get better
  18. sunflogun

    sunflogun Community Champion

    Thank you for respecting me as a person. :) It's impossible to discuss beliefs and I do believe in God, at the same time what matters the most for me is that we become better persons and are able to help others.
  19. kylerlittle

    kylerlittle Community Champion

    I personally don't think it's impossible to discuss faith because faith sometimes can be based off of reasonable logic and philosophy. We often believe things in our personal lives that are justified by reality, and I think it's the same principle with God.
  20. sunflogun

    sunflogun Community Champion

    Usually day to day discussions are based on rational facts, but when we are discussing god and religion it's something beyond the mind, therefore speculation is possible. It's something we feel though an no one can deny that.