Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Prayer about opioid addiction problem in rural America

http://www.healthline.com/health-news/babies-with-drug-withdrawal-skyrocketing-in-rural-areas#1
Lord, today we pray about the opioid addiction epidemic in rural America. Lord, we are devastated by the rapid growth of the death rate due to opioid addiction. We are also heartbroken about the great increase in babies born addicted to opioids. Lord, this is a huge problem, and the layers of causes can be peeled like an onion: access to drugs, perceived need for drugs, educational factors, economic factors, social factors. But, Lord, we find ourselves facing the fact that people are broken and they turn to the wrong things, hoping temporary fixes will meet their needs. Lord, meet these people in their brokenness. Bring people into their lives who will point them to health, hope, goodness, truth and you. And, Lord, we do pray for practical helps to be implemented in rural areas, such as better education, treatment facilities, etc. Lord, thank you for being the source of hope in our lives, no matter what our situation. In Jesus’ loving name we pray, amen.



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