Prayer For Lust

Father, I'm prone to doubting your grace; the shame and self-hatred I feel after viewing porn is devastating. But the gospel devastates what devastates me. Help me to believe I am forgiven.

Dear Father Lord,

I have sinned again. Please forgive me. Please help me to resist temptation and not fall into the trap of lust again.

My relationship with my ex is gone and I know only you could mend it and change his heart. Please God, please save our relationship. I really miss him so badly and I don't want to contact him further to face only being ignored and rejected. Please help me to soften his heart again and make him realise that I am the one for him who has been with him all these years and I would stand by him. Lord, please make him realise my love for him and my care for him.

I am really at a loss what to do to save our relationship. Deep in my heart, I know I love him a lot and would treasure him. Please give us and me a chance and help me to change and not commit sexual sin anymore.

Only You could save us. Father Lord, thanks for your patience and care for me.

Father we praise you and thank you for this blessed day that you have made. We seek you dear God as we ask your forgiveness for yielding to and committing sinful deeds through the lust of the eye, pride of life and lust of the flesh. Grant us the power through your word to overcome, to be delivered and set free from bondage. Guide and lead us into all truth in Jesus name, amen.

Dearest Jesus! I know well that every perfect gift, and above all others that of chastity, depends upon the most powerful assistance of Your Providence, and that without You a creature can do nothing. Therefore, I pray You to defend, with Your grace, chastity and purity in my soul as well as in my body. And if I have ever received through my senses any impression that could stain my chastity and purity, may You, Who are the Supreme Lord of all my powers, take it from me, that I may with an immaculate heart advance in Your love and service, offering myself chaste all the days of my life on the most pure altar of Your Divinity. Amen.

My God, You have given me a body to keep pure and clean and healthy for Your service and my eternal happiness. Forgive me for all my unfaithfulness in this great responsibility. Forgive me for every mean use which I have made of Your gifts in thought, word or deed since my rebirth as Your own adopted child in Baptism and my registration as a soldier of Jesus on the day of my Confirmation. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and give me a steadfast will that I may be a strength to others around me. Teach me to respect my body and the bodies of my fellow creatures. Help me to see the glory of perfect manhood In Jesus Christ and of perfect womanhood in Mary Immaculate. Inspire me with such love for the ideals for which our Savior lived and died that all my passions and energies will be caught up into the enthusiasm of His service, and evil things will lose their power. May my body be the servant of my soul, and may both body and soul be Your servants. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Mary, Mother most pure, and Joseph, chaste guardian of the Virgin, to you I entrust the purity of my soul and body. I beg you to plead with God for me that I may never for the remainder of my life soil my soul by any sin of impurity. I earnestly wish to be pure in thought, word and deed in imitation of your own holy purity. Obtain for me a deep sense of modesty, which will be reflected in my external conduct. Protect my eyes, the windows of my soul, from anything that might dim the luster of a heart that must mirror only Christ-like purity. And when the Bread of Angels becomes my food in Holy Communion, seal my heart forever against the suggestions of sinful pleasures. Finally, may I be among the number of those of whom Jesus spoke, Blessed are the pure of heart for they shall see God. Amen.

Dear Jesus,
I know that every perfect gift,
and especially that of chastity,
depends on the power of Your providence.
Without You a mere creature can do nothing.
Therefore, I beg You to defend by Your grace
the chastity and purity of my body and soul.
And if I have ever sensed or imagined anything
that could stain my chastity and purity,
blot it out, Supreme Lord of my powers,
that I may advance with a pure heart in Your love and service,
offering myself on the most pure altar of Your divinity
all the days of my life. Amen.

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.