In need of prayers for strength against impurity


#1

Hi everyone,

I’m a 19 year old girl named Hilary and I’ve been fighting a losing battle against sexual impurity in my own life. Every time I feel like I’ve finally beaten it, I stumble once again. Well, I stumbled again earlier today and gave into temptation. I’m so upset that I’m shaking and absolutely sick, and I’m really afraid that I’ll never be able to beat this. I need your prayers desperately! I want to serve the Lord in purity and obedience, yet when I sin in this way, I am sinning against myself and against God. I said an act of contrition and wept in remorse of my sins and am going to confession ASAP. I just desperately need your prayers. I’m not sure what to do at this point, and am nearly giving into despair. Please help me by praying for me.


#2

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


#3

Praying for you.
I’ve been struggling with impurity for about 9 years now. (I’m 21) I know the feelings of despair that come with each new failure. I’m definitely not “out of the woods” with this. I still struggle a lot too. You’re not alone. PM me if you would like to talk more privately about any of this.
God Bless


#4

Jesus please help Hilary to find peace of heart, mind, and body. Please give this help to Albert and to everyone who needs to receive these graces.


#5

Will pray for you Hilary, I know how you feel…it’s difficult to see right now, but overtime you will realize you are actually improving. Like cigarette or drug addictions, you cannot stop cold turkey unless you are put into some kind of rehabilitation centre or something, but that’s extreme.

So we slowly chip away at it, change can only happen when there’s a will to change, and crying is not a weakness, it shows that you want to change. It’s happened to me many times before, and it certainly does take a long time for 99% of people, so keep praying. Overtime when you see the big picture, you will notice the frequency has dropped, don’t let your guard down though.


#6

Father,
please bless this child of Yours! Look kindly upon her desire to become pure and grant her abundant graces to overcome these temptations so she may grow closer to You. Please console her with hope so she does not let her falling into the temptation become a reason to despair.

In the name of Your Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ, put Satan behind her. Help her recognize that she is Your child and that the evil one can do her no harm. May the blood shed on His cross wash away her concupiscence and see in her heart how perfectly contrite she really is!

Fill her with the loving power of Your Holy Spirit to give her the strength she needs to over come this so she may begin a beautiful journey in bring glory to You and Your Kingdom on Earth, the Church!

Mary our Mother, through your Immaculate Heart, please pray for us!
Saint Joseph, her most chaste spouse, please pray for us!
Saint Therese the Little Flower, please pray for us!
All Angels and all Saints, please pray for us!

Amen, Amen!
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#7

I, too, am struggling with this. This is not something that I am conquering overnight. I have slipped so many times with this. I was told by a priest that it is not the slipping that is so important, but the repentance afterwards. You are on the right track, and I pray for your success.

Father,
Please look upon your servant Hiliary with favor for her desires to serve you. The power of satan is strong, but the power of your love for us is even stronger. This is not an easy battle to fight, so please give her the strength to fight and endure.

God Bless you!

Ericka


#8

i found this really good prayer. I have also been struggling and i often feel like i can not forgive myself unless if i go to confession. you are not alone, and please pray for me too.

Catholic Prayer For Impurity

Jesus, Lover of chastity,
Mary, Mother most pure,
and Joseph, chaste guardian of the Virgin,
to you I come at this hour,
begging you to plead with God for me.
I earnestly wish to be pure in thought,
word and deed in imitation of your own holy purity.

Obtain for me, then,
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 Christlike purity.

And when the "Bread of Angels becomes the Bread of me"
in my heart at Holy Communion,
seal it forever against the suggestions of sinful pleasures.

Heart of Jesus, Fount of all purity,
have mercy on us.


#9

I will remember you in my prayers today and will specifically ask the Blessed Virgin Mary to intercede on your behalf as she is the most pure of all God’s creations.

Also, try to remember that many of us struggle with lustful sins. You are not alone. Just keep up the good fight and no matter how many times you stumble get back up and continue the battle. Our Lord loves you more than anyone can conceive of and He will never get “fed up” with you or stop forgiving you. Despair is one of the most insidious of the devil’s temptations and is often a worse sin to fall prey to than whatever sin lead to it. We must never lose faith in our Lord’s unfathomable Mercy. As Saint Faustina said: Our Lord is Love and Mercy itself.

When you find yourself being tempted pray. That is the best defense. If possible avoid the people, areas, or situations that cause you to stumble. If these things are unavoidable do not lose heart because God is more powerful than anything the devil can throw at us. Pray the rosary daily if you can, or even just one decade if that is all you can manage at this point, because it is a most powerful spiritual weapon.

Also, of course, make frequent use of the Sacraments. Never avoid Confession out of feelings of unworthiness, again this is a temptation of the devil to prevent us for receiving our Lord’s forgiveness. The Lord forgave the very people who crucified Him, He will most certainly forgive you if you seek His forgiveness.

God bless you. :slight_smile:


#10

Praying for you all, never give up, your reward will be great.

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.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us form the fires of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of your mercy. Amen.


#11

Praying for you to be chaste and hopeful, Hilary. Praying that you will consecrate yourself to the Blessed Virgin Mary and that you will pray ceaselessly and with thanksgiving. Amen.


#12

I’m so thankful for random people who will pray for someone in need. Thank you if you said a prayer for me. I will say a private intention and prayer for you. Thank you. Through our Lord Jesus Christ who forgives all whom ask for forgiveness.


#13

I have been struggling against sins of impurity my entire life. I have had impure thoughts ever since I could remember - as in I have absolutely no recollection of a time of there ever being a period of “innocence”. I have been informed that introduction to things of a sexual nature (pornography especially) at an early age has a devastating effects on young minds, causing roadblock towards the discovery of sexual maturity, self control and self mastery.

I have found some clarity recently. It has come through a combination of the Sacraments (spiritually, helping strengthen relationship with God), therapy (helping strengthen relationship with self, and dealing with childhood trauma) and a twelve step program (helping strengthen communion with others, in union with God), and going after them whole-heartedly, leaving little time to “be alone” or with others who could lead you astray. Sacraments (frequent confession, and daily mass) COMBINED with a good twelve step program I would suggest at a minimum, especially since some therapy can be just plain harmful. (I personally recommend the Alpha Omega clinic (aoccs.org/) -simply excellent.) I am learning to accept myself as human only, and to reach out and be more open about things that really bother me. Through self discovery, I have found it amazing how anxiety, stress, anger can come out in the form of sexually compulsive behavior. The struggle is still there, as temptation tends to rear its head a bit every day. But please remember the good news - there is HOPE!!! I know what it is like to fall often. But keep picking yourself up. There is tremendous grace through humility, and understanding we do not have all the answers - rather the only truth is the Divine Truth, and all Truth comes from God. I am learning how true this is, and am finding that now Joy is finally growing in my heart! (Believe me, when I tell you how I know what despair is - I have certainly been there.) As hard as you are on yourself, you will find Divine Mercy.

Keep seeking it!!!

One last word… twelve step programs (Sexaholics Anonymous, Sex and Love Addicts anonymous), like therapists, can also be tricky. You may run into those who, not knowing Christ, do not know Him as Catholics do. This may sometimes be discouraging. Please keep in mind that all of us - Catholics and non Catholics alike - are God’s children. He is reaching out to all of us, bringing us closer to Him. Remain strong in your faith. The ambiguity used in the wording of “Higher Power” is a generic term used to help non-believers find help also (they, we must remember are our dear brothers and sisters, who may in many ways need help more than we do). The twelve steps actually began as a Catholic means towards peace and salvation, as Alcoholics Anonymous.

In Christ!
:thumbsup:


#14

prayers said for you.


#15

Remembering you in my daily prayers, Hilary. God bless.


#16

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