Saturday, June 11, 2011

Novena for the Intercession of Venerable Matt Talbot - For Those Suffering From Addiction

From Mary Jane D.

Here are prayers for those addicted to alcohol, drugs, pornography, food or any other type of addiction. Feastday of Ven. Matt Talbot is Sunday, June 19th.Ask him to intercede, to God, our heavenly Father.

Click here: Venerable Matt Talbot Intercedes for Addicts read about his life Short prayer to say for nine days:

May Matt Talbot's triumph over addiction, brings hope to our community and strength to our hearts, may he intercede for who struggles with his/her addiction, through Christ Our Lord. Amen

Longer novena - say for nine days - PRAYER FOR THE ADDICTED

God of mercy, we bless You in the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ, who ministered to all who come to Him. Give Your strength to Name the person or people who have addictions Your servant(s), bound by the chains of addiction. Enfold him/her in Your love and restore him/her to the freedom of God's children. Lord, look with compassion on all those who have lost their health and freedom. Restore to them the assurance of Your unfailing mercy, and strengthen them in the work of recovery. To those who care for them, grant patient understanding and a love that perseveres. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen for his beatification: "Lord, in your servant, Matt Talbot you have given us a wonderful example of triumph over addiction, of devotion to duty, and of lifelong reverence of the Holy Sacrament. May his life of prayer and penance give us courage to take up our crosses and follow in the footsteps of Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Father, if it be your will that your beloved servant should be glorified by your Church, make known by your heavenly favours the power he enjoys in your sight. We ask this through the same Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen read more on his life:


Anonymous said...

Please pray for my son who is an alcoholic he has 2 young children and life is very difficult at this time, he is now in rehab and please Veneable Matt Talbot that he will stay there until l he is cured Amen

Esther Gefroh said...

I prayed for your son at Mass. Please continue to ask Ven. Matt Talbot to help your son. God bless

Anonymous said...

I'm an alcoholic myself and I twice lost my son over my addiction. I have lost most of my family due to them not wanting to speak to me and I have never met either my niece or nephew. I have not worked in two years and I only earn enough to pay rent in low-income. I can't seem to finish rehab though I've been there twice. I dropped out of college twice. I lived in a halfway house and a homeless shelter. Seems every time I get "done" with all that, I go back "out". My boyfriend is about to dump me. I can't seem to keep a sponsor. I try to go to church but I keep losing the faith. Please, someone pray for me. I'm not sure what prayer to say here and I am just in need of as much prayer as possible. Please. I don't want my "bottom" to keep getting worse. I just pray that someone reads this and prays for me or something. My e-mail is

Esther Gefroh said...

I am praying for you.

Daniel Aledo said...
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Esther Gefroh said...

Daniel, I am praying for you.
God bless

Sean Obrien said...

Hi I am a recovering alcoholic 4 years sober and want to mark this occasion with a tattoo of Matt Talbot unfortunately I can not find a clear image if you could help that would be great.