Frances D. Roberts, Author

31 Prayers for the Addict I Love is Fran Roberts' debut. It came from the death of a dear friend and his son, and the absolute shock of discovering that living with an addict is a full time job. The purpose of this book is to comfort and uplift those who love an addict. The second devotional is 31 Prayers for When Life Isn't Fair.

Although her first love is writing fiction, this book came about because there are so few resources for those who have been blindsided by addiction. It is Fran's hope that this will help direct you to the One who can heal and comfort like no other.

Fran has a master's degree in Secondary Education, Language Arts from the University of South Alabama. She is slowly working her way toward a doctorate (currently enrolled in the Ed. Specialist program). She teaches 7th and 8th grade Compensatory Language Arts at Colmer Middle School in Pascagoula, MS. She lives in Grand Bay, AL, with her husband, two daughters, five dogs and a cat.

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Habakkuk 3:16 I hear, and my body trembles; my lips quiver at the sound; rottenness enters into my bones; my legs tremble beneath me… It is difficult to love and serve the Lord with a broken heart. It often seems that those who are heartless go their merry way and sail through life, while some who work tirelessly for the Lord and do their best to walk with God see disaster after disaster.

There is no greater pain on earth than the loss of a child—except the loss of more than one child. Whether it is quick and unexpected or a long, agonizing march to the end, the pain cuts so deep that it takes our breath away. It makes no sense. But there are many things in life that leave us asking, "Why, God?" When life beats us up, when we can barely lift our head because we are so broken, it’s hard to remember that God is good—all the time. This book of “Life’s Unfair” prayers is meant to heal the broken, encourage the wounded and point us to the God who loves us infinitely and works all things together for our good.

Loving an addict hurts. It doesn't matter how many times we promise ourselves that we will not be hurt again, there is a particular pain in knowing that one you love will do anything to have the object of his or her desire. Even if it means death. Even if it ruins their future--or yours. Especially when children pay for it. There is no more powerless feeling on earth. This book of prayers is meant to uplift the weary, soothe the brokenhearted, and call on the power of God to heal the addicts we love.

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