We pray for all those who suffer from addictions to drugs, alcohol, gambling or any other destructive forces. We ask that those in trouble will have the courage to face up to their problems and seek appropriate help. Give strength and endurance to those who are battling to get clean and rebuild their lives, that they will be able to cope with each day and each challenge as it arises. Be with the families and friends of addicts as they try to support their loved ones and cope with the damage that their illness has caused to personal relationships and domestic security. We give thanks for the work of Hi’s and Lows in Walsall, and other groups who try to help vulnerable people overcome their addictions, and restore them to the health and dignity of free human beings. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.