Prayer For Deliverance From Lust
Lord, thank you for being by my side. Thank you for providing me with so much. I am blessed to have all the things I do. You have lifted me up without me asking. But now, Lord, I am struggling with something that I know will consume me if I don't figure out how to stop it. Right now, Lord, I am struggling with lust. I am having feelings that I just don't know how to handle, but I know you do.
Lord, this started simply as a small crush. This person is so attractive, and I cannot help but think about them and the possibility of having a relationship with them. I know that's part of normal feelings, but lately those feelings have bordered on obsessive. I find myself doing things that I wouldn't normally do to get their attention. I have problems concentrating in church or while reading my Bible because my thoughts are always drifting toward them.
But what hurts me the most is that my thoughts are not always on the pure side when it comes to this person. I don't always think about just dating or holding hands. My thoughts turn far more salacious and border on too sexual. I know you have asked me to have a pure heart and pure thoughts, so I try to battle these thoughts, Lord, but I know I cannot do this on my own. I like this person, and I don't want to ruin it by having these thoughts always on my mind.
So, Lord, I am asking for your help. I am asking you to help me purge these lustful desires and replace them with the feelings you so often refer to as love. I know this isn't how you want love to be. I know love is real and true, and right now this is just a twisted lust. You desire for my heart to want more. I ask that you give me the restraint I need not to act on this lust. You are my strength and my refuge, and I am turning to you in my time of need.
I know there are so many other things going on in the world, and my lust may not be the biggest bad we're facing, but Lord, you say that there is nothing too big or too small for you to handle. In my heart right now, it is my struggle. I am asking you to help me overcome it. Lord, I need you, for I am not strong enough on my own.
Lord, thank you for all you are and for all you do. I know that, with you by my side, I can overcome this. Thank you for pouring your spirit on me and my life. I praise you and lift up your name. Thank you, Lord. In your Holy name I pray. Amen.
Heavenly Father, I thank You for the blessings that have come down to me from my ancestors on my father's line and my mother's line.
But I also acknowledge that as a result of their sinful beliefs and practices, they had also sinned against you in many ways.
Today I choose to forgive my ancestors for the consequences of their sexual sins that have affected me.
Please break the yoke and power of this generational curse of sexual sins off me.
Please forgive me too for my own sexual sins.
I know I am enslaved to these sins and that I am powerless to deliver myself.
I acknowledge that You can help me and that Jesus have already paid the debt for my sin.
All I need to do is claim it personally, for Jesus, had bore all of my sins, past, present and future when He died for me on the cross.
I accept the gift of grace offered to me through Jesus' sacrificial death.
I thank You that You know everything about me. Help me to be completely truthful with You. I don't need to hide any more.
If I confess my sins, You are faithful and just and will forgive my sins and purify me from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).
Father, right now I choose to repent and renounce my sins of *(sexual lust / fornication / adultery / mental sexual fantasies and pleasure / pornography / masturbation / lasciviousness / sexual promiscuity / debauchery / sensuality / prostitution / homosexuality / lesbianism / voyeurism / degrading passions / .. / ).
* (Please pick only those that are relevant to you. You may add in those that are not found here).
Father, You sent Jesus to rescue me from this body of death!
I don't have to be a prisoner to sin. This battle that rages over my body originates in my mind making me a slave to the sin that is still at work within me.
Right now, I surrender my mind to You.
Please cleanse my mind on the conscious, subconscious and unconscious levels.
Jesus, please Lord over my mind, my thought patterns and attitudes.
You have searched me and You know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways (Psalm 139:1-3).
Come and dwell in me, Lord, by Your Holy Spirit, and set me free to live in Your resurrection life.
Please break the control and manipulation of sexual thoughts and images over my mind, body and sexuality.
Please forgive me and set me free from all consequences of my sins.
Please cleanse me of all defilement of spirit, mind, will, emotions and body.
Cleanse my eyes, ears, hands and sexual organs too.
In Jesus' name, Father, lift off me all sexual spirits of lust.
The reason Jesus appeared was to destroy the devil's work (1 John 3:7-8).
Lord, I have been a willing party to the devil's work. Thank You that You appeared on this earth to die and be raised again to destroy his work.
Please destroy the works the devil has accomplished in me and through me. Set me apart for Your work from now on.
According to Your Word, no one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God's seed remains in him (1 John 3:9).
Please help me to understand and admit that I cannot simply go on and on indefinitely in my sin and claim to belong to You.
I acknowledge to You that my body was not meant for sexual immorality, but for You, Lord.
You were meant to take authority over this body and bring it sanctification and meaning.
I know that my body is a member of Christ Himself.
I shall not then take the members of Christ and unite them in ungodly sexual relationships, whether real or virtual (1 Cor 6:13-15).
I renounce the use of my body as an instrument of unrighteousness and by so doing, ask You to break the sexual stronghold that the devil has brought into my life.
Please help me to exercise godly control over my sexual urges.
I have simply misused my body. Please cleanse it for Your use.
I present my body to You as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to You and I choose to reserve the sexual use of my body only with my spouse.
In Jesus' name, I renounce the lie of the devil that my body is not clean.
Father, I thank You that You have totally cleansed me unconditionally.
Jesus please Lord over my body and my bodily appetites, my sexuality and sexual expressions.
Therefore, I can now accept myself. And I choose to accept myself and my body as cleansed, in Jesus' name.
I know that my body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in me, whom I have received from You. I am not my own; I was bought at a price. Therefore please help me to honour You with my body (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).
Since I have been raised with Christ, help me to set my heart on things above, where Christ is seated at Your right hand, not on earthly things (Colossians 3:1).
Please take my passions and redirect them first toward You. Be the chief focus of all my passions and create a new heart within me.
In Jesus' name. Amen!
Lord Jesus, I thank you for offering me total and complete forgiveness. I receive that forgiveness now. I choose to forgive myself for all of my sexual wrongdoing. I also choose to forgive those who have harmed me sexually. [Be specific here; name those people and forgive them.] I release them to you. I release all my anger and judgment toward them. Come, Lord Jesus, into the pain they caused me, and heal me with your love.
Jesus, I ask your Holy Spirit to help me now remember, confess, and renounce my sexual sins. [Pause. Listen. Remember. Confess and renounce.] Lord Jesus, I ask your forgiveness for every act of sexual sin. You promised that if we confess our sins, you are faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). I ask you to cleanse me of my sexual sins now; cleanse my body, soul, and spirit, cleanse my heart and mind and will, cleanse my sexuality. Thank you for forgiving me and cleansing me. I receive your forgiveness and cleansing. I renounce every claim I have given Satan to my life or sexuality through my sexual sins. Those claims are now broken by the cross and blood of Jesus Christ (Colossians 2:1315).
Lord Jesus Christ, I confess here and now that you are my Creator (John 1:3) and therefore the creator of my sexuality. I confess that you are also my Savior, that you have ransomed me with your blood (1 Corinthians 15:3, Matthew 20:28). I have been bought with the blood of Jesus Christ; my life and my body belong to God (1 Corinthians 6:1920). Jesus, I present myself to you now to be made whole and holy in every way, including in my sexuality. You ask us to present our bodies to you as living sacrifices (Romans 12:1) and the parts of our bodies as instruments of righteousness (Romans 6:13). I do this now. I present my body, my sexuality [as a man or as a woman] and I present my sexual nature to you. I consecrate my sexuality to Jesus Christ.
O Lord, my body is your temple and I present my body as a living sacrifice
I reject every thought and cast down imaginations every high thing that exalts itself above the knowledge of God
I come boldly before Your throne of grace and mercy to find help and strength my time of need. Lord Your word says to watch and pray so that we will not enter into temptation, for we know that the spirit is willing, but Father my flesh is weak. Lord, I submit myself to You, for Your word says that if we submit ourselves unto You, that we could resist the enemy and he would flee from us. Lord I am fully submitted to You, all that I am, all that I ever hope to be. I surrender unto You. Father, I am weak but thou art strong, I know in my weakness You are made strong. I know that my strength is not in my will to withstand the devil and his many temptations, but my faith, my strength, my hope is in You. Therefore, Lord I confess that I am strong in You, and in the power of Your might.
Father, in the name of Jesus, I cast down every wicked, lustful, lascivious, and unclean thought of the enemy in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. I refuse to allow any thoughts of the enemy to enter in; I dismiss them from me in the name of Jesus. Father, I pray that You will cause me to think upon those things which are pure, honest, and of a good report, and I pray that You will not allow my mind to wander into idleness, but to stay upon the name of Jesus.
Father, I thank You for revealing the evil lustful spirit that was trying to confuse me. I thank You for not allowing me to be drawn away by his words of flattery, his lustful eyes, or his gifts of deceit. I thank You for not allowing me to be overcome with lust in my eyes, for I know the eyes are the door to the heart, and Your words says to guard my heart with all diligence. So Father, please help me to guard my heart by the words that I speak. Father, I pray that You will place upon me the whole amour of God, so that I will always be able to stand against the tricks of the enemy. I pray that You will lead and deliver me from every temptation of lust, sin, and evil.
In the name of Jesus, I take authority over Satan, every principality, every evil spirit, and every spirit of wickedness in high places. I bind them up in the name of Jesus Christ and render them helpless from operating in my life. In the name of Jesus I bind and cast off ever spirit of lust, adultery, fornication, lasciviousness, and uncleanliness in my life. Father, I surrender my body to you as a living sacrifice, and I recognize that my body is the temple of the Almighty Living God and a dwelling place for His Holy Spirit and I rejoice in knowing that the blood of Jesus Christ covers me.
Satan, in the name of Jesus, every stronghold, You have tried to bring against me has been rendered helpless, powerless and ineffective to operate in my life, by the authority of Jesus Christ! I put off all forms of lust and put on the new nature of righteousness, purity, and honesty. Jesus has defeated satan in my life, and now you are under my feet, and your power of lust and sin is broken in my life.
Father, I thank You for hearing my prayer, and delivering me from the tricks of the enemy. I thank You for Your word and how it is established in my heart and in my life. I thank You for giving me power over the enemy, I thank You for strengthening me so that I will not defile my body, and that it will be a temple for the Holy Spirit. Thank You Lord, for restoring me, for cleansing me, and for forgiving me for my weakness. I praise You; I give You all the glory and say Hallelujah to the name of Jesus.
In Jesus name Amen