I pray, O God of hope, for all persons and families whose lives are torn and disrupted by drugs and alcohol.
Enable them to identify the illness.
Strengthen them to seek help.
Bless them with the power of your love, which imparts transformation and wholeness to those who trust in your name.
Grant that as they walk this tortured road, they may journey together, bound close together in the bond of love.
Shine your light upon them, Lord Christ, that they may see the path out of their misery, and give them the strength to follow it.