March 2020 Prayers for Justice

Mindful of those struggling with addiction and maintaining sobriety, and the families and friends of those caught up in the struggle, we pray…

March 1  That scientific and medical studies continue to unlock the disorder of addiction; may we commit to contacting our legislators with a request for the provision of adequate funding of such research in our country.

March 8  That persons in recovery have access to the physical, social, and spiritual supports they need in their fight against the disorder of addiction; may our community collaborate in the funding of a continuum of appropriate care and treatment.

March 15   That the outdated stigmas, harmful stereotypes, and prejudices held against persons with addiction disorders will be countered with community-wide education efforts and shared respectful dialogue; may we, as individuals, commit to opening our own hearts and minds to learning more.

March 22   For the families coping with the fallout, chaos, and such side effects that accompany those family members struggling with the disease of addiction, addictions of any and all kinds.   May we provide compassion, care and non-judgmental support with these families, with our neighbors, with those living throughout our community at large.

March 29  For those service professionals and support personnel working in treatment centers and community-based programs serving those with addiction disorders; in addition to providing funds for high quality, consistent programming, may our community commit to the provision of just and fair wages, benefits, and working conditions for such service providers.

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