Information on the Annual Worldwide Weekend of Prayer

29th Annual Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting

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The weekend of April 27 – 28, 2019 has been designated as the 29th Annual “Just Pray NO!” to drugs Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting. Since April 7th, 1991 “Just Pray NO!” Ltd. has sought to unite Christians from around the world in intercessory prayer on behalf of the addicted and their families. Not only is substance abuse America’s number one health problem, the devastation of alcoholism and other drug addiction has impacted families and communities worldwide. Substance abuse has been directly linked to violence and sexual immorality and is a major source of income for organized crime and terrorist activities. The “War on Drugs” directly impacts the “War on Crime” and the “War on Terrorism!”

Make a formal commitment to join with believers in Christ from around the globe to pray for the addicted and their families. Put on the full armor of God and fervently pray in spirit and in truth. We are again seeking to enlist millions of prayer warriors from around the world to join us in battle!

We are not only praying for the release of those bound by substance abuse but also for people to be delivered from pornography, gambling and obesity.

Empowered and directed by God the Spirit, the body of Christ should pray to God the Father in the name of Jesus Christ for the following specific prayer points:

1. Pray that the Holy Spirit brings conviction of guilt as to sin, righteousness and judgment to those bound by addiction. (John 16:8-11)

2. On behalf of the addicted, break every stronghold, demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God. Pray that their every thought be taken captive in obedience to Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5)

3. Pray that our fast will be pleasing to God and will set the oppressed free and break every yoke of addiction. (Isaiah 58:6)

4. Pray that the addicted will seek after God with all of their heart, soul, mind and strength (Deuteronomy 4:29) and will place their trust in Jesus Christ as both Savior and Lord.

5. Pray that those who are enslaved to carnal desires will be set free and instead hunger and thirst for the Word of God and the righteousness of Christ.
(Deuteronomy 8:3; Matthew 6:33)


Churches, ministries and community organizations can actively participate in the 27th Annual “Just Pray NO!” Worldwide Weekend of Prayer event by following one or more of our suggested activities or by creating one of your own. Be sure to publicize your local event by sending out press releases at least three weeks in advance.

Concerts of prayer
Rallies and marches to promote awareness and media support
Sermons and Bible studies concerning substance abuse
Church outreach to the addicted
Support of existing substance prevention and rehabilitation programs
Establish a support group at your church

Open in prayer
Allot a minimum of 20-30 minutes for corporate worship
Personal testimony or testimonies (limit to 30-40 minutes total time):

Contact your local chapter of Teen Challenge, Victorious Overcomers, Salvation Army, Celebrate Recovery  or other Christ-centered substance abuse rehabilitation program and schedule two or three persons to give their testimony

Sermon (suggested time 30-45 minutes)
Altar call
Close in prayer


Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. James 5:16

  1. I am a recovering addict who works with a small youth group at the church I attend. We are going to have a weekend of prayer and fasting along with ya’ll. Addiction is a matter very close to my heart and I try to instill this in the youth. Praise God for your organization and what it is doing.

    • Bless you Brad for your ministry to the youth at your church and for your commitment to pray and fast during our weekend of prayer this coming April. If one can put a thousand to flight – two can put ten thousand to flight! There is great spiritual power in agreement and unity. Please let others know about our ministry. THANK YOU!

      • Please be in paeyrr for my father-in-law, Lee Efaw. He has been very ill for the past 2 years. He is bleeding internally and the dr. does not feel he is strong enough for surgery or any further testing. Pray for wisdom, guidance, and strength for Brother Efaw and family. Brother Efaw does not want to see his Daddy suffer no longer. Thank you so much for your paeyrrs. God Bless!

      • In the powerful and wonderful name of Messiah Jesus, I come to you dear Father God and ask that You preform a miraculous healing for Pily’s father-in-law Lee Efaw. I pray for a total healing and a quick and painless recovery. I also ask for wisdom, guidance, and strength for Brother Efaw and family. May they draw near to Jesus and to one another. AMEN

  2. Steven,

    Praise the Lord for your organization! It was a pleasure meeting you last week. I look forward to seeing you this wednesday night. Keep up the great work!

    Yours in Health,
    Dr. Chris Hood

    • Thank you and bless you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to log onto our site. I praise God for the ministry of health and healing that He has given to you to strengthen the saints physcially and spiritually so that they have renewed vigor and freedom from pain to be more effective in service for the Kingdom!

  3. I’m stepping out in faith here me and my 10 year old daughter will be in prayer with you. Our lives have been greatly affected from the life of an addict. I thank God and Jesus for my own deliverance from alcohol and drugs. As we stand in the gap I ask that everyone lift up my children’s father who is bound by Meth and alcohol who is living a life transgressing against the WORD of God. I’m standing on the Word of God that the Lord has driven him out but he will return back to the Lord with his whole heart. That the Lords will be done. And I thank the LORD for taking care of us. He is truly the father to the fatherless. Thanks be unto to you Jesus! And thank you for doing this it’s truly needed in my hometown of Pyramid Lake, Nevada (Paiute Indian Reservation)

    • Thank you for your testimony and bless you for your commitment to pray for the addicted. May the Lord hear the cry of your heart and deliver your children’s father from his addictions to meth and alcohol. In the mighty name of Jesus, I pray. AMEN

  4. Mrs Faith Consiglio

    My name is Faith, my husband is currently in an acute care hosp. due to nursing home abuse. He’s currently fighting to keep his left leg he broke in Dec. with a rod in the bone. We have a 36yr old daughter Tracy Michelle addicted to prescription drugs. She’s lost her two beautiful daughters to their alcoholic father. The 14yr old is cutting and struggling emotionally, the 9yr old has inflamed limph nodes around her colon, both are honor students in school. We are praying and believing for many miracles in our family, as well as others. Our daughter rededicated her life to God and prayed for deliverance and healing this last Sunday. PTL I just don’t know what to do except PRAY and quote God’s Word over us all for what He promises!!!!


    • Dear Faith, May our precious Lord and Savior honor your faithfulness to pray for the needs of your family. Since you delight in the LORD and have committed your ways to Him, may He bless you with the desires of your heart.

      Heavenly Father and Great Physician:

      I come before your throne of grace in the precious and powerful name of Messiah Jesus. I pray that Faith’s husband is healed so that his left leg is restored to healthy function. I pray that her daughter Tracy Michelle is totally delivered from her addiction. I ask that Tracey’s children are healed physically, mentally and emotionally. I pray that their father is set free from his alcoholism and that he and the children will place their trust in Christ. Thank You for hearing and answering our prayers. I give You all the glory, honor and praise that is due your Holy Name. AMEN

  5. Please pray for my husband, Marc to be released from cigarets. I want to join with you in your fast.

    • Thank you and bless you for joining with us in prayer and fasting for the addicted.

      Dear Heavenly Father:

      I the precious name of Messiah Jesus I ask that Beckie’s husband Mark be released from his addiction to cigarettes. I pray that Mark will turn his life over to Jesus, not just as Savior, but as Lord so that he will serve You with all of his heart, soul and strength. AMEN

      • Daily prayer comes thrgouh the power of the Holy Spirit. You have to pray to received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Daily bible reading also give you the power to pray. After receiving the Holy Spirit, you will find yourself praying in every situation the challenges of life will bring you. You can start by reading the book of Acts. It talks about the power of the Holy Spirit. But God commendeth His Love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us Romans 5:8Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. God gives Hope and Jesus Love you. Be encourage, God will help you. Seek him with your hold Heart and he will help you.Take Care,Mission Heart.References :

      • Dear Fernanda:

        I agree that we need the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit and His manifest presence in our lives to empower our prayers and conform us into the image of Christ.

  6. Hello 3 weeks ago i lost a nephew to suicide, alcohol and weed played a big part in this. 2 years ago my brother also committed suicide, again weed was involved. Those who are left behind are heartbroken and devastated my sister is bereft, no one should have to bury their child. My sister is a redeemed child of God but she is finding it hard to believe, please pray for her and her family. There are other members of our family who also have alcohol and drug problems. Over the last few weeks the Holy Spirit has been leading me into spiritual warfare, i have been studying the scriptures and he has led me to many books and sites, one of them being yours. Praise God because he is wonderful and mighty in power. I will certainly be joining you in prayer and am going to motivate our church to pray also. I believe God is working mightily on our behalf, i thank and praise his Holy
    Name for you and all those who walk in the victory Jesus obtained for us on the cross. The peace of Jesus i give you, may he empower us and protect us in this battle.

    • Dear Sheila, My heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy for the losses that you have experienced in your family.

      In the precious name of Jesus I pray that our Father in heaven will pour out His grace and mercy upon your family. I pray that the Holy Spirit will provide comfort and peace to those who are in mourning and bring conviction to the surviving members of your family who are struggling with alcoholism and drug addiction. AMEN

      Thank you and bless you for joining us in prayer and for encouraging those in your church to join us in our spiritual battle as well.

      In His Name and for His Glory, Steven Sherman

  7. This is needed and many in Gods Church battling addictions and need to be set free God be with you my brother I shared on Facebook I give people Jesus to help them fight addictions He can give them power to overcome We only need to pray and obey Gods Word for our prayers to be effective

    • Thank you for your faithfulness to pray on behalf of the addicted and sharing our event with your friends on Facebook. Jesus is the answer – the Only Answer. Unless you place your trust in the atoning death of Jesus, not only will you not inherit eternal life, but you will not have the indwelling Holy Spirit’s power to help you live a victorious and abundant life in this sin-stained world!

  8. Please remember also June 2-3 2012 is Worldwide Weekend of Prayer for Children at Risk

  9. You are doing great work – these people need our help and our prayers.

  10. We will be praying on this weekend Each Friday we also pray for those battling addictions!!

  11. Dear Faith:

    I am sorry to learn of your husband’s medical situation. Too often a nursing home is more interested in profit than the proper care of its patients. The quality of food and the care provided may suffer in order to keep the cost of doing business low. Patients may be over medicated to keep them sedated. In the mighty name of Jesus, I pray that your husband will be healed, comforted and strengthened. AMEN

    • I have heard and seen these stories Di many times, and as a nurse, it grieves my heart that patients no longer are priority.

      Jesus is the Great Physician and He still heals and saves.
      The Church holds the answers for healing on mind, bodies and spirits!

  12. I have a step son who is in rehab now from meth he is doing great and I have been praying everyday for him and all those who are addicted I pray when he comes out he does not get hooked back into it he has choosen to do this rehab it is not a forced rehab

    • I will join you in april and everyday of the year for these addicts

    • If he has chosen to do rehab, I hope he has chosen to call upon the name of the Lord as well. Addiction is a spiritual bondage that needs to be broken in the name of Jesus, and by the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit. He has to change on the inside before he can find victory and be freed his addictive behavior. Praying for him daily is a wonderful and important commitment. May our loving God and Savior bless you and your son.

  13. Jean Darcangelo

    Please send me information on fasting for me and my family. Thank you.

  14. We are a 12 month discipleship program here in San Diego, Cornerstone Ranch. We are a place to come for Hope, Healing, and Heart restoration. Our mission is to reach those who are broken, lost,and hurting and to empower and encourage them through the Holy Bible. Our Ranch is a house of Prayer and our vision is to strengthen, heal and reunify shattered families and bring them to a turned heart back to God.
    We will be joining you and standing with you in this fight against addictions. We have been anointed along with you to bind up the brokenhearted, proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness the prisoners.

    • Dear Pastor Coit:

      May our precious Redeemer and glorious Lord bless you, your family and your work for the kingdom at Cornerstone Ranch exceedingly abundantly for your faithfulness to fulfill your calling and for standing along with us during our annual prayer event.

      In His Name and for His Glory, Steven L. Sherman, Founder of “Just Pray NO!”

  15. My husband is fighting addiction. Please all that read pray for him and his freedom of this powerful disease. God Bless

    • Dear Heavenly Father and Great Physician:

      In the precious and powerful name of Messiah Jesus, I ask the Holy Spirit bring conviction of sin, righteousness and judgment to Mrs. Parker’s husband. I pray that he has a humble and contrite spirit and cries out to Jesus to be saved, delivered and set free. I thank you dear Abba for hearing and answering our prayers. We give You all the glory, honor and praise that is due your Holy Name. AMEN

  16. Sister, we first must remember that Victory starts with the name of Jesus on our lips! so, in the name of Jesus, we lay this man at Your throne and pray for his salvation and then we pray for the freedom that it brings to come in completion; breaking every chain of addiction over him in the mighty name of Jesus. thank You, Father, for commanding Your angels concerning him to guard him in all his ways. Give strength to my sister as she stands in the gap for her husband, give her wisdom and grace. In Jesus name amen

  17. ,Choice greetings, Im ex gangters,drug dealers,who now is born again and run a free christian recovery home for drug addicts, drug addicts,gangters,prostitutes,and the outcasts are close to my heart. Keep the Good work you guys are doing.Praise God

  18. Hi everyone, struggled with my weight all my life. Addicted to sugar and food in general. Find my self nearly 400lb and feel so out of control. Trying to change careers in a more active career. Even just walking is effort but staying on my feet over 12hrs makes me come home and feel exhausted beyond compare. I have tried so many things to change. But I always end up back where I started or worse with more weight on. Addiction runs in my family, drugs, alcohol and gambling. But I got the food addiction. Now my little girl who is only ten eats the same way I do and I am so scared for her. I feel like I have passed this horrible condition on to her. Food has been like a close confidant and friend for so many years. I have prayed and prayed god please take away the gluttony and sloth. I just want to be a good mum to my kids. I cant remember my kids not being teased about having a fat mum. And my kids cry and beg me to lose weight before it kills me. I don’t have a church or a lot of friends. But please could someone please pray for me to have this wretched addiction to overeating, over obsessing with food and food addiction and under exercising . To be taken from me that I can love and be motivated to exercise and watch my intake and reduce my portions and get back to my health right size for who i am meant to be to do gods purpose. That i be free from this gluttony and sloth. I just want to be a good role model to my family, be a good mum that cooks, cleans and cares for her babies as a mother should. Not like it is. Not like I am. Thank-you so much for anyone that could please pray. I will also pray for you all as well. Now and on the weekend of prayer. Thank you with all my heart.

    • Dear Allie:

      The key to breaking your food addiction is to have Jesus heal the “root cause” of your addiction. You have already taken the first steps towards your healing and deliverance. You recognize the problem and are seeking God’s help and intervention. It is important to understand that as in any type of self-medication; whether drugs, alcohol or food, you have been trying to find temporary relief from past emotional and/or mental wounds and hurts. The next important step is to do an honest assessment of who has abused or ridiculed you during your formative years and forgive them. Forgiveness is powerful and God who has forgiven us of much commands that we forgive others.

      God is the Father of All Mercy and the God of All Comfort. When you turn to anything or anyone other than God when you are struggling with an issue. it is idolatry. Ask Father God in the name of Jesus to forgive you. Allow the Holy Spirit to enable you to make the right choices in “what” you are eating and “why” you are eating. Are you eating because you are depressed, lonely or trying to cover-up any other emotional pain? Instead, draw near to God and let His love and comfort transform you.

      Do not let your physical appearance and the lies of the devil keep you from joining a local church or Bible study. The enemy goes after the lone sheep. If they are truly Christian (and not hypercritical), they will accept you and support you. You need friendship and prayer partners.

      Heavenly Father and God of All Comfort:

      I pray in the matchless name of Jesus our Messiah, that You will lead, guide, comfort and deliver Allie from her past hurts and present physical condition. I pray that she will know your unconditional love and be empowered by the Holy Spirit to make proper dietary choices and be set free from food addiction. Guide her into a loving Christian fellowship with people that will show her your love. Bless and protect her children and keep them from any type of addiction.

      I thank You and give You all the glory, honor and praise that is due your Holy Name. AMEN

  19. Connie Williams

    Celebrate Recovery is an international ministry of the church that addresses hurts, habits and hang-ups. We have seen people saved and delivered from drugs and alcohol through this program. Check it out on the web at Their three day training is called the Summit and is held on the East Coast in Tennessee July 13-15 and West Coast at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California August 10-12.

  20. I produced the Christian film, Tracy’s Choices concerning a young woman who struggled with alcohol and drug addictions. Her story is soon to be published in a book as well. Additional details can be found here:

  21. Sylvia Monsevais

    My son Carlos is a 23 addict to drugs alcohol. I would love to be part of this 2 day praying together for every yoke to be broken in my son and others with similar circumstances. I’m desperate in praying to save my son. I would want to be part of a devotional group to break every chain and bondage of poisonous addictions. Pls email to explain what I need to do to pray together to help me in my in trials with my son and others similar with my issues.

    • Dear Sylvia,

      Concerning your son Carlos:

      Empowered and directed by God the Spirit, pray to God the Father in the name of Jesus Christ for the following specific prayer points:

      1. Pray that the Holy Spirit brings conviction of guilt as to sin, righteousness and judgment to Carlos so that he will repent of his sin of addiction. (John 16:8-11)
      2. On behalf of Carlos, break every stronghold, demolish arguments, and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God. Pray that his every ungodly thought be taken captive in obedience to Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5)
      3. Fast and pray for Carlos. Pray that your fast will be pleasing to God and will set him free and break every yoke of addiction. (Isaiah 58:6)
      4. Pray that Carlos will seek after God with all of his heart, soul, mind and strength (Deuteronomy 4:29) and will place his trust in Jesus Christ as both Savior and Lord.
      5. Pray that Carlos will be set free and no longer be enslaved to carnal desires and instead hunger and thirst for the Word of God and the righteousness of Christ. (Deuteronomy 8:3; Matthew 6:33)

  22. Help and pray you too for me in my the fight against false doctrine who not confess Jesus blood in salvation,but use own victims,thanks and bless,keijo sweden

    • Dear Keijo,

      I come into agreement with you and pray that the true gospel will go out throughout the world. The gospel of our salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. By His blood sacrifice on the cross, we have atonement for our sins.

  23. I would like to join the fast for my husband Clifford to be delivered from alcohol abuse

    • Dear Bulelwa,

      Thank you for your willingness to fast and pray with us. Please let your pastor and church know that we will be praying and fasting for the addicted during the last weekend in April.

      Heavenly Father and Almighty God,

      Nothing is too difficult for thee.

      I come in faith, in agreement with Bulelwa, by the blood of the Lamb and in the mighty name Jesus the Messiah that you will deliver, heal, and set her husband Clifford free from his addiction to alcohol. Fill him with the Holy Spirit and may his testimony of deliverance bring You glory and bring many into the Kingdom of God. AMEN

      We thank You dear Father and give You all the glory, honor, and praise that is due your Holy NAme. AMEN

  24. I recently found out the my 15 year old smoked marijuana. I’m devaste and praying that he does not get you addicted. I pray for all of those children and parents that are dealing with similar situations.

    • Dear Maria,

      In the mighty name of Jesus , I stand in agreement with you that your son will not get addicted to drugs. I thank you that you are not only praying for your son but also for all those children whose parents are dealing with similar situations.

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