Prayer For Lusting To Stop
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 Jesus, I now consecrate my sexuality to you in every way. I consecrate my sexual intimacy with my spouse to you. I ask you to cleanse and heal my sexuality and our sexual intimacy in every way. I ask your healing grace to come and free me from all consequences of sexual sin. I ask you to fill my sexuality with your healing love and goodness. Restore my sexuality in wholeness. Let my spouse and me experience all of the intimacy and pleasure you intended a man and woman to enjoy in marriage. I invite the Spirit of God to fill our marriage bed. I pray all of this in the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord. Amen!!
"Dear Heavenly Father, I can't deal with lust apart from you. Please forgive me and cleanse me from my sin. And please replace my lustful desires with Your desires for my life, so that I can glorify You in everything I do. Thank You. 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.
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.
The only thing I crave, hunger and thirst after is You Jehovah Nissi. Almighty God, everlasting Father, I know You will help me through this.
I may be human, which makes me weak at times but I will not yield to temptation, for yielding is sin. I know that I am strong through Christ who gives me strength. Satan shall not prevail!
The works of the wicked shall not prosper, for we are healed, delivered and saved, through the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen and Amen!