Prayer for March 9: Please pray with me. God of creation, today we lift up those battling addiction. Addictions are dangerous and destructive Lord. You know this. Be with all who face addictions – to triumph over them one day at a time. And for those who fall over and over again. Let your love shine through their life so they know they are not alone. Guide their steps and kick their butts too. You love people so much that you are willing to make people uncomfortable so that they will get the help they need. Help us to do the same with those struggling with addictions. Tough love is not easy for so many people – we’d rather take away the pain. But sometimes the pain and uncomfortableness are exactly what is needed in order for there to be a change in attitude, habit, and behavior. Strengthen us to be the thorn in the side of a loved one who is struggling with addiction. And in the process, let our actions and words be tempered by love, just as you love us. Amen.