13 Powerful Prayers to Stop Smoking

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Searching for prayers to stop smoking?  Do you need spiritual strength to resist the urge to smoke?

Although nearly 31 million people in America are smoking, 70% of those people want to quit smoking.

Perhaps you are one of those 70%.  Perhaps you have tried to stop smoking before and couldn’t do it.  Maybe you know someone close to you who is smoking and you wish they would quit.

Whatever your reason for clicking on this website and finding this page of prayers to stop smoking, we believe you were led here.  It’s not an accident you have landed on a page that has prayers for you to pray to stop smoking.

These 13 desperate prayers to stop smoking are for you personally, if you are seeking to put down the cigarettes, cigars, or pipes for good.  They also include prayers for you to pray for someone you love to stop smoking.  We obviously cannot envision every scenario so you are welcome to alter any of the prayers to fit your circumstance.

These prayers are written to be used, spoken, and prayed repeatedly.  Let these prayers serve as a beginning of your prayer journey to rid your life of the pull of nicotine.

While we can choose to do anything we want in our freedom, as followers of Jesus, that doesn’t mean we should. Hear this exhortation from the Apostle Paul:

I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything. . .Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself. . . Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies “(1 Corinthians 6.12, 15, 19-20, NIV).

If we see ourselves as a vessel of the Holy Spirit, would we want to do anything to ruin that vessel, to bring harm to our bodies?

These prayers serve as a way to acknowledge that you need help to stop smoking, that it cannot be done on your own.

A Short Daily Prayer to Stop Smoking

God, I come to you again today to ask for your help to stop smoking.  I feel like if I pray to you that you will help me kick the habit.  I am open to whatever will enable me to get this addiction to nicotine out of my body and mind.

I’ve been smoking so long I’m not sure I can stop, but I want to.  I see what it has done to my health.  I feel the disappointment from my family.  I see how others judge me when they see me smoking.  I want to be free.

Help me find a way to stop smoking. Help me kick this habit.  Help my body resist the urge to smoke.  Help my body to detox from all of the damage my smoking has done over the years.  Give me strength I do not have to stop smoking.

I’m tired of feeling the way I feel and I know smoking is the cause.  Help me, I pray, in the strong name of Jesus Christ, my Redeemer and my Salvation, Amen.

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A Daily Prayer to Stop Vaping

Dear God, I need to stop vaping but it tastes so good when I inhale and I feel bad when I don’t vape.  I took a puff from one of my friends several months ago and I was instantly hooked.

What started out as a way to fit in with my group of pals is now controlling my life.  I spend money I need to use for other things to buy what I need to vape.  I can’t wait to get a chance to vape.  My life revolves around my vaping habit.

But I see how people look at me when I vape.  I see their faces recoil in disgust.  I watch as they walk away from me so they don’t get engulfed in the cloud I exhale.  I’m clearly seen as an outcast.

I thought I could vape and it wouldn’t be as bad as cigarettes, but I was wrong.  It’s just the same bad habit in a different form.  I want to stop but I’m not sure I can on my own.  I pray to you for your help to stop vaping.  I need to stop.  I want to stop, but I don’t know how to without your strength.  I pray this in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayer to Ask For Help to Stop Smoking

Lord, I don’t know what to do.  I have been a smoker for quite awhile but I want to stop.  But I don’t know who to ask or where to go for help.  I need something that will actually work.

I tried to quit cold turkey a year or so ago and that did not work at all.  My body freaked out when I just stopped smoking all of a sudden.  I don’t know enough about all the different treatments or programs to know which one would work for me.

Please help me.  Guide me to someone who can help me.  Should I go to my doctor?  Should I ask my friend who no longer smokes?  I think I am at the right place in my mind to do what needs to be done to cease this nicotine habit.  I just need to have the right direction.

Please guide me to where I need to go, and to whoever I need to talk with, to stop smoking.  I am praying this prayer in desperation because I don’t know what else to do.  In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

Prayer to Resist Temptation to Keep Smoking

Lord God, I have been clean from smoking for five days now and the urge to pick up the habit again is so very strong.

I got rid of all my cigarettes and my lighters when I stopped last week.  I am going to my support group regularly which is so helpful.  But I was walking in the parking lot this morning and I caught a whiff of smoke and my body and mind went into a craving mode.

I realize this decision to stop smoking was a big one and it would be an arduous journey, but I don’t think I was ready for how strong the temptation would be to keep on smoking, to pick up the habit again. I cry out to you for help to resist this temptation.

Help me stay away from the cigarette case at the store.  Help me stay away from anywhere I will smell second-hand smoke.  Help me be transparent and vulnerable with my support group.  I need to know I’m not alone in this struggle.  I make this prayer in the name of Jesus, my Strong Tower.  I run to him and I am safe.  Amen.

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Prayer to Resist Peer Pressure to Start Smoking

God in heaven, can you help me?  All of my friends are pressuring me to start smoking.  They all do and they think they’re so cool.  And because all of them do it, I feel like I’m not going to be a part of the friend group if I don’t do what they do.

Will they be my friends if I keep saying no?  Will I have to find another group of friends just because I don’t want to smoke?  I have all kinds of emotions running around in my head Lord and I need clarity.  I need strength to say no to my friends with confidence.  I need them to stop bugging me about it.

I like my friends and I’d hate to lose them just because I don’t want to smoke, but I’m not going to do it and they need to hear me and understand.  I guess if they don’t then they aren’t really good friends.  Help me to know what to do.  I pray this in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayer For My Dad to Stop Smoking

Jesus, I pray to you to ask you to help my dad to stop smoking.  I know he’s slowly killing himself by smoking a cigar every night.  I’ve asked him nicely.  I’ve told him harshly.  I’ve cried and pleaded with him. I’ve given him all the facts and arguments and he says he hears me but he still won’t stop.

I can’t make him do something he doesn’t want to do.  So I come to you in prayer asking for you to work in his heart and mind to give him the desire to stop.  Make the cigars taste awful in his mouth.  Give him a wake-up call health-wise to open up his closed mind.

I don’t want to see my dad die early because of his smoking habit.  Help him to see this on his own.  Give him the strength and desire to want to stop and do what needs to be done.  I pray for my dad and give him to you Lord Jesus, Amen.

Prayer For My Mom to Stop Smoking

My mom won’t stop smoking and I can’t stand it Lord!  Her hair and clothes reek of smoke whenever she comes in from the back porch to get her hit of nicotine.  I know she spends too much money on her cigarettes.

I’ve begged her to stop and she keeps telling me it’s not a big deal and it helps her get through the day.  She doesn’t see that she is addicted to them.  And I’ve finally accepted that there’s nothing more I can do to get her to stop.

So, I pray for my mom to stop smoking.  I pray to you, asking that you somehow work in her life to get her to stop.  I don’t know what that is, or how it would look but I know that you are God and you care for my mother even more than I can.  Help her Lord so she will want to stop smoking.

I pray all of this in the loving name of Jesus, my Lord, Amen.

Prayer For My Wife to Stop Smoking

God, I love my wife and I always will, but I can’t stand the fact that she smokes.  It’s only maybe one a day, but even one is too many.  I’m afraid of what the long term effects of her smoking will do to her body and health.  I’m terrified that she will die early as a result of what the smoke is doing to her lungs and body.

I’ve talked with her and expressed my love and concerns.  She just waves me off and tells me, “I smoke one a day to take the edge off a bit.”  What’s going to happen when one cigarette isn’t enough and she needs two, or more, to help her deal with whatever stress she faces?

I want to take her cigarettes and just toss them in the trash but I know that will only make things worse.  Help me to trust you for my wife.  Help her to want to stop smoking and find some other way to deal with the stress in her life.  I pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer For My Husband to Stop Smoking

Dear God, will you help my husband to stop smoking?  Even though he does it only at work and never at home, it bothers me that he comes home smelling like smoke.  I can’t stand the smell and it irritates my allergies.

I’ve told him this and have asked him to stop, but he hasn’t.  I’m glad he at least now changes clothes in the laundry room so the smoke smell doesn’t invade our home.  I know his smoking isn’t good for his health and I want to enjoy a long life with him.  Help him to stop, I pray, in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayer For My Son to Stop Smoking

Jesus, I can’t believe I found cigarettes in my son’s room the other day!  He was home from college and I was putting clean clothes on his bed and I saw the cigarette pack on his dresser.  He wasn’t even hiding it or anything!

He’s of legal age and all but I am surprised he picked up such an addictive habit given how much he likes to exercise.  I haven’t had a chance to talk with him yet, which is why I am praying to you.

Give me calmness when I talk with him.  Help me to understand why he started smoking.  Help give me sound reasons when I ask him to stop.  Help him to hear me when I do ask.  I pray all of this through Jesus Christ, Amen.

Prayer For My Daughter to Stop Smoking

My daughter has started smoking in the last month and I’m just now finding out about it, Lord.  She moved away last year for her new job and apparently all of her friend group smoke to some degree so she just started.

I’m still her parent but she is old enough to make her own decisions and she has on this.  But I don’t think she understands the health risks–she just sees it as a way to fit in with her friends when they go out.

I pray you wake her up and help her to stop.  I’ll express my concerns and I ask for your guidance so I do so calmly.  Ultimately it will have to be up to her.  I pray she “grows out” of this habit soon before it takes over her life.  In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

Prayer For Nicotine Patch to Work

God, I finally made the decision to stop smoking and having seen my other friends try cold turkey and it turn out disastrous, I went to my doctor.  She helped get me on a guided program and I’m using a nicotine patch right now.

I pray that it works well.  I pray I can develop new habits around why I would turn to a cigarette.  Help the patch do what it needs to do in my body to gradually take me off my dependence.

I pray for my health and mood and strength as I walk into this new way of life.  I pray this in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayer to Stop Smoking Cold Turkey

God, I can’t smoke anymore.  I don’t want to keep feeling this way.  I am stopping smoking tomorrow, cold turkey.  I don’t think I can do a gradual thing.  I have to stop, or not.

I’ve tossed my cigarettes and lighters and I have cleared my week to not go out anywhere there might be others smoking.  I have a feeling this is going to be a very physically and mentally challenging week, so I pray for your help and protection.  I have to stop.  I want to stop.

Help my body handle this sudden loss of nicotine.  Keep me sane in the process, Lord.  I pray this prayer in the name of Jesus, my Rock.  Amen.

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Final Thoughts

Any time you want to change a habit, or pick up a new habit, it can be challenging- especially when it comes to anything that’s addictive in nature.

Stopping smoking can be very difficult and usually takes a good amount of time.  Whether it is you wanting to stop smoking, or someone close to you, take heart and be encouraged by the Psalmist:

Direct me in the path of your commands,
    for there I find delight.
Turn my heart toward your statutes
    and not toward selfish gain.
Turn my eyes away from worthless things;
    preserve my life according to your word.(Psalm 119.35-37, NIV).

As we follow after God and seek to live according to his Word, we can find ourselves.  As you pray to stop smoking take hold of the strength of God available to you.

The strong and enticing pull of nicotine, as with any habit, is hard to resist, as the Apostle Paul reminds us:

So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tested beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it”(1 Corinthians 10.12-13, NIV).

There is always a way out for you as you seek to stop smoking or change any habit in your life.

Let these prayers serve as a door for you to walk through and come close to God, who is your Mighty Helper and Strength.

13 thoughts on “13 Powerful Prayers to Stop Smoking”

  1. I need help and prayers to quit smoking and I have tried many many times. Now I am using the patch I do this often use patch take it off and smoke. I don’t know what to do

  2. I’m trying hard to quit smoking. I’m 54 . I’ve been smoking since I was thirteen years old. I have a hart problem. My husband quit. He is doing so much better than me.

    1. You got this Kim! Keep praying, keep trusting God and trust yourself. It’s okay that your husband is on a different path when it comes to quitting, you need to do this in your own way and God will help you understand what that looks like. God bless.

  3. Please pray for me to quit smoking. I have been smoking for a very long time. I am going to start quitting tomorrow. Please pray that God gives me the strength to succeed and guide me when it’s a tough time. I hate smoking now and just want it out of my life forever.

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