Bible Based Recovery Program
House of Prayer started a Bible Based Recovery Program in 2011. We saw the need to for the people of God to find deliverance from the things that had a stronghold on them. Alcoholism, drugs, sex, gambling, and eating disorders are just a few of the additions that plague our society and the church today.
Our premise for recovery and deliverance is “Whom the Son sets free, is free indeed”. Many of people are free from addictions through worldly programs, but when God is added to the equation, That is how we find deliverance. We offer a Christ Centered alternative to AA, NA, SA and other anonymous groups.
Alpha Recovery, Celebrate Recovery, the teachings of Bernard, and the Word of God are just a few of the tools we use to help you find deliverance and freedom from addiction.
Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits. It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory.
Celebrate Recovery’s Eight Recovery Principles
The Road to Recovery Based on the Beatitudes
Realize I’m not God; I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and that my life is unmanageable. (Step 1)
“Happy are those who know that they are spiritually poor.”
Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him and that He has the power to help me recover. (Step 2
“Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control. (Step 3)
“Happy are the meek.”
Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust. (Steps 4 and 5)
“Happy are the pure in heart.”
Voluntarily submit to any and all changes God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects. (Steps 6 and 7)
“Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires”
Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others when possible, except when to do so would harm them or others. (Steps 8 and 9)
“Happy are the merciful.” “Happy are the peacemakers”
Reserve a time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will. (Steps 10 and 11)
Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and my words. (Step 12)
“Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.”