Brothers and Sisters,
Please pray for me. I have recently returned to the Catholic Church having been in the evangelical community for some time. I am closer to God more now than I have ever been, but I am struggling with some sin and I need your prayers that I may be free.
Like many other men, I am struggling with an addiction to pornography and masturbation. I will no longer try to make excuses for these acts as I know in my heart that they are mortal sins, especially in conjunction with each other. I attend confession regularly and never receive our Lord if I am not in a state of grace.
It breaks my heart, and I realize that my sin only adds to Christ’s suffering on the cross. I hate these sins and I know they keep me from God. Please pray for me…
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended thee. And I detest all my sins because of thy just punishments, but most of all because they offend thee, my God… Who are all good and deserving of ALL my love. I firmly resolve with the help of thy grace to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life.