In a video, the pope invites you to liberate yourself from addiction, and be helped, cared for and healed from the suffering linked to it.
Video of Pope Francis, April 4th 2020
We pray that those suffering from addiction may be properly helped and accompanied.
Here are his words:
“The problem of what are called “new addictions” has a solution, but we must find the way. We need prophetic words and human ingenuity, and we need to do many things. It’s time to liberate ourselves from the addictions that seduce us. Jesus said, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Mt 6:21). If we are attached only to earthly things, sooner or later we will become their slave. However, if our heart is attached to what never passes, we will find ourselves and be free. It’s time to fix our gaze on what lasts forever.
“Surely, you’ve heard about the drama of addiction. And… have you also thought about the addiction to gambling, to pornography, to the internet… and the dangers of virtual space?. Supported by the ‘Gospel of Mercy’ we can alleviate, care for and heal the suffering associated with new kinds of addiction. We pray that those suffering from addiction may be properly helped and accompanied.”
What’s the solution? How to you break out of it?
The problem of “new addictions” has a solution, freedom, but we have to find the path to it. Why couldn’t that path be prayer? It’s already enabled healing in other people.
- Read also: “I was a porn addict, prayer healed me!”
And why not use this deliverance prayer we’ve put here for you?
But remember, prayer is not “magic”! You really can be healed by God, if you ask him from your heart. But if nothing seems to happen, there are still other ways of doing it: being accompanied through a programme like Free to Love, or therapy. You can break this addiction!
- Read also: How to stop watching porn: 10 techniques
It’s time to break the addictions we’ve been seduced by… and which often destroy us. Jesus said: “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Gospel of Matthew, chapter 6, Verse 21). If we stick to just earthly things, we’ll sooner or later become a slave to them. But if our heart adheres to what never fades away, it’s there that we’ll find ourselves and we’ll be free. It’s time to fix our eyes on what endures!
Do you too want to receive help from heaven to get rid of this addiction? We are here to pray with you and ask Carlo Acutis for his intercession: