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Old Apr 30, '12, 7:59 pm
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Hey guys, I've been struggling with pornography and masturbation for some years now, I've been going to confession regarding this issue for about 1.5 years, and I really really want to stop---these vices of impurity have just been eating me up from the inside and has resulted in bad consequences in my social life and school work. I've also recently started falling in the sin of sloth and it has had bad consequences on my school work. Today, because of some events, I have reached my breaking point, I WILL CHANGE, but I can't do it alone. I need your prayers, because to be honest I am an unworthy hypocritical Catholic. Pray that I may open my heart to God so that he can enter into my heart and crush my love for sin. I know that I cannot change myself alone. Thanks in advance!
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I will pray for you

throw away all the pornography you own for starters, as hard as that may be -

as for sloth - get off your butt - get a hobby , take up a sport, find a reason to motivate yourself - sign up for a 5k or a half marathon or the 3 day walk for a cure for brea tcancer fund

ride your bike

and if you have trouble watch this video first -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSYtQy9EqTA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsSC2...eature=related
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Never forget that Jesus is always a friend who is very close to you.



For VeritasSeeker, and his struggle with vice.

Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with Thee.
Blessed art Thou among women,
and Blessed is the Fruit
of Thy Womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of our death.
Amen.


Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host -
by the Divine Power of God -
cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.
Amen.
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I will pray for you

throw away all the pornography you own for starters, as hard as that may be -

as for sloth - get off your butt - get a hobby , take up a sport, find a reason to motivate yourself - sign up for a 5k or a half marathon or the 3 day walk for a cure for brea tcancer fund

ride your bike

and if you have trouble watch this video first -
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This post is out of line for a prayer response. You do not know the OP, what measures he is taking for the two vices he mentioned, and what obstacles he faces.

The OP has openly admitted a problem and requested help in the form of prayer, and you have responded with criticism and unsolicited advice, and a commanding tone.
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Old Apr 30, '12, 9:45 pm
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I am struggling with the exact same thing, I just lost my job due to sloth, & as for pornography I keep geeting myself into it, but last night I ended up asking a friend to put a porn blocker on my computer & keep a password that I wouldnt know, & if theres a website that i regularly use, such as Facebook or the itunes store & for some reason the program blocked them, Il just have him put in the password, & if possible make it so i can get on those websites without having to disable the blocker. Or if I urgently need to get on a website, like if I'm applying for jobs, Id recomend getting a library card and using there comuters. & if you use magazines or movies, Id throw them out in a dumpster somewhere where you can legally throw them. You dont want the devil tempting you to dig through your own garbage cans to get them back lol. Best of luck! And as for sloth Id find some fun things to do that dont involve the tv or computer, such as exercise or other outdoor activities.
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St. Dymphna, pray for chastity. Amen.

Father, help this individual discover what's holding them back and heal them. Amen.
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Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Remember oh most gracious Virgin Mary that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence I fly unto thee oh Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. Oh Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray and do thou oh prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into Hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Our Father who art in Heaven hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Amen.
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Lord, may VeritasSeeker deepen his/her devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and earnestly pray to her for chastity and diligence. Mother Mary's intercession is much more powerful than all the world's put together; if anyone can help VeritasSeeker, she can. Mother Mary, I recommend VeritasSeeker to you. Please make your intentions in this matter come true. Amen.
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you are in my prayers. O Mary conceived without sin,pray for us who have recouse to thee.
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St. Maria Goretti, pray for us!
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