Please pray for my battle of sexual addictions


#1

I am trying to battle an addiction to pornography and masterbation. Can you please pray for me in order to help me stop commiting these sinful acts.

God bless you.


#2

You shall be in my rosary intentions tomorrow. Suggestion (only), if you can, find the Novenas and other prayers to St. Philomena. Wear her cord if you can find one.


#3

YOu have my prayers as well. Please go to weekly confessions for this will help you so much. Also talk to a good holy priest. My husband had this problem and used the section on the 12 steps to pornography freedom from Steve Wood on www.dads.org to help him. It is like any addiction, you need lots of prayers and perseverance in not giving up to stop. I will keep you in mind every Rosary I pray. Also know that there is at least one priest out there, one at our parish, who in every Mass offered prays for those addicted to pornography. His name is Fr. Chris. Keep him in your prayers. He is a good holy retired priest.

You can do all things with Jesus. Don’t worry and if you should fall again and again. Get up and go to confession and try again. That is all we can do.


#4

May the Lord grant you the perseverence and determination to help overcome your problems. Every time you fail, make sure you get back up and be even more determined to avoid the near occasions for sin. Develop other interests, sports, politics, hobbies etc, and try to focus more on those especially before going to bed.

Get rid of all your porn and porn addresses.

Get in the habit of saying the Rosary to put yourself to sleep. Focus on the meaning behind each mystery. Often times you will fall asleep in the middle of a prayer, that is fine. When I’m really tired, I can’t make it past the first mystery.


#5

Praying for you! Have recourse to Our Lady, the Mother of all Purity, and to St. Michael, to defend you in battle (the Rosary and St. Michael Chaplet are great devotions).

Wear sacramentals–its harder to do that stuff with them on. Go to frequent confession and Mass if possible.

Here’s a good prayer by St. Thomas Aquinas:

Dearest Jesus! I know well that every perfect gift, and above all others that of chastity, depends upon the most powerful assistance of Thy Providence, and that without Thee a creature can do nothing. Therefore, I pray Thee to defend, with Thy 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, do Thou, Who art the Supreme Lord of all my powers, take it from me, that I may with an immaculate heart advance in Thy love and service, offering myself chaste all the days of my life on the most pure altar of Thy Divinity.
Amen.


#6

Many, many sympathies. I’ll certainly be praying with and for you.

God love you,


#7

I’ll pray for you. I believe it’s difficult, but nothing is impossible, just keep trying - don’t give up. God bless.


#8

What a blessing that you found this website. How wonderful that you found it to ask for prayers. Many will be praying for you including myself. Don’t give up. Jesus loves you.


#9

I’ll pray for you. I know what you’re going through. I suggest weekly Confession. Also, try to keep track of all the mortal sins you commit during the week; when you see how many you commit then it really makes you want to stop (at least in my case lol). Pray the Rosary - and pray often!!! Just kneel by your bed and pray pray pray!!!

There is a site called www.trueknights.org they have a forum and have been very helpful for me.


#10

I also am trying to battle an addiction to pornography and masterbation. Can you please pray for me in order to help me stop commiting these sinful acts as well? I will take the advice of those who have posted so far. Thank You, God Bless, and help be conquer these sinful things I do to myself, I really hate what I do, but can"t stop.


#11

DustinMichaels and uniden - you might try joining the Impurity Addiction Support Group - forums.catholic.com/group.php?groupid=369

There are so many men with this problem today (maybe some women for all I know)… it can be really discouraging - but remember that you have powerful resources available to you. Depend heavily on the Blessed Virgin Mary and on your guardian angel. They both love you so much and are so eager to help you - but you need to invoke their help.

I can testify from my own experience that regular prayer and fasting can work wonders. For me, it was daily rosary and fasting on bread and water once per week. I never got as far as weekly confession, but I’m sure that will be very helpful too.

If you are going to start fasting regularly, join “E5 Men” as it will give you support - e5men.org/ If you first look at their web site you might think it is only for married men, but read farther and you will see that single men can join as well.

I will remember you in my daily rosary.


#12

Lord God, please grant DustinMichaels the strength to resist the temptation of pornography and masturbation. May he persevere in his battle and become pure of heart, mind, body, and soul for You. Grant him the graces he needs and protect, guide, and guard him always. Compel him to pray when temptation beckons him. All these I ask in the name of Jesus, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Michael. AMEN.


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