Prayer for Pornography and Masturbation


#1

Hey guys, great to be here;

Sorry to bring up this subject, I know it can be akward for many people.

Over the past few years I have become, unfortunately, become addicted to pornography and masturbation. Last June I went to the Steubenville of the Rockies conference and that has been total eye opener for me. I’ve been going to daily and mass and perpetual adoration, but there’s one thing that keeps holding me back; pornography and masturbation.

Everytime that I vow that I would not do this act again, I always fall about 4 or 5 days after confession. I have been asking God to send his grace and to help me overcome this, but it’s always so frustrating after I do this act. I know the Catechism says that I souldn’t beat myself up about this and that this addiction is a lifelong battle with sin. After confession, a catholic conference, or a religious event, I always feel great like, “I’m not going to masturbate or look at pornography,” getting the “Jesus shot” as some might say it. But after a few days or a week or so I always find myself slipping back into the sin and temptation.

Please pray for me to overcome this battle and to keep faithful in God as he will guide me and love me no matter what. I’m going to confession tomorrow and I’m asking for you to pray for me to gain confidence and to not be afraid to confess this and other sins to receive God’s grace!

Please pray for me as I will you!

May God bless you always,

Kevin


#2

Oh glorious St. Raphael,
Our Prince of the Heavens,
We honour your gifts of wisdom and grace.
Guide us through our journey,
and console us when we are afflicted and have sinned.
Heal and protect us during our travels. Amen

Glorious Archangel, Medicine of God, I pray you will purify our prayers for protection from the vice of lust, and the grave sins of pornography and masturbation. Please present our prayers to our Lady, Queen and Mother Mary, perfected, whiter than we could ever make them.
Amen.


#3

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.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, 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.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, 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.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, Amen.


#4

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, Lady of Perpetual Help,
Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven,
Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, and our Mother in Heaven.
Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen.

Mother Mary, I pray that you will ever be our help in our disordered thoughts. I pray that you will help us men to treat every woman we meet as the Daughter of God that she truly is. Please take our prayers, especially those from your servant, the Archangel St. Raphael, and purify them in a way that we never could, and present them at the Throne of Jesus for us. Amen.


#5

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.

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.

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.

Oh Most Blessed Trinity, please accept our prayers for reprieve from the terrible addictions of lust. I pray you will hear the Heavenly Host echoing on our behalf and carry us each higher than we have ever thought possible, above the profanity and vulgarity of this world.
Dear Lord, please inspire in us Your Love and Your Respect for the great gift of sexuality that you have bestowed upon us, and aid us in using it ever for Your Good.
Amen, Amen, Amen!!


#6

Praying.

Try to pinpoint the source of the occasions of sin, and cut it out. If its the internet, cancel your connection, if it is cable TV, get rabbit ears and cancel your cable.

God bless,
Ut


#7

sure thing Kevster


#8

I am praying for you!

PS. Welcome to CAF


#9

Hail Mary Full of Grace
The Lord is with Thee
Blessed art thou among woman
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


#10

+JMJTJ+

You will be in my prayers for the complete healing of this addiction.

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#11

You’re in a vicious circle -one action re-enforcing the other & you need to break it.

It is a sign of being very immature: just like babies who are fascinated by poo you are fascinated by the pleasure/guilt of rubbing your penis. Grow up -it’s just another part of your body… would you rub your thumb or your big toe endlessly?? Then why your penis? Something in your childhood must have caused these fixations.

If it is such an ingrained habit you probably need counselling 'cos the more you discuss it here the more you become fixated.

Pornography is easy …just don’t go there. I presume you feel very inadequate/isolated since you watch/buy this stuff. Why do you want to look at large detailed anatomical pix of human beings? Usually these things are so horribly gross - like scenes from an abattoir, really really gruesome.

Both habits mean you are still stuck in your childhood & you can’t move on. These are symptoms of a deeper malaise…you really should see a shrink as well as praying about it.


#12

Prayers promised


#13

Kevin:
my man…you are NOT alone…not ever
with these sins and the number of TRIGGERS
out there for this issue???..you do not need to go
out and comb the mag stands (you know what I
mean) What about TV, magazine subliminal
advertising, the internet? If these are triggers?
esp the internet…then go to this site
trueknights.org this site’s sole ministerial purpose
is to make men rediscover the ability to have mastery
over their corporal nature…their bodies and the needs
of the body-soul connection for reestablishing holiness
and chastity and, most importantly wholeness…no longer
enslaved to filling the hole…in our soul (not trying to be cute
here, either).
One trap that kept bringing me back to confession in cyclical
manner was how often a certain emotional state had me succumb and fall to temptation…often the root cause was an emotional rumination just prior…like:
despondency
resentment…feelings of lost prowess/influence in daily affairs
(ie disappointments on the job, with people, etc)
and daydreaming (being resilient to mindless fantasy when
bored…tired…watch out for that one…because boredom
is a close cousin to frustration, and anger/resentment…
there is usually a root cause.
another problem is not asking for HELP through prayer.
this problem is not like alcohol and drugs in the sense of
ease of finding a sponsor to talk the temptation out of your
system…we are all verrrrry vulnerable at this time in holding on to our state of grace…that is why so many fall like snowflakes or drops of rain into hell…
(per several Marian apparitions about souls whose sins against chastity cast them aside by God’s particular judgement)
Plus…the culture purveys that masturbation is healthy!!!
Just look in the magazine “Men’s Health”!!!
Personally when I “went out” for the stands, I was
probably looking for not only a disordered pleasure-fix
but, more importantly, something to fill the hole made
by issues stemming from wherever I jumped off of the chastity
bandwagon and became essentially “fallen away” at 13…
and there I STAYED as far as looking at our woman companions in this life as OBJECTS not souls. It made for poor choices in female friends, companions, potential marital companions ultimately…lookin’ for love in all the wrong places…that is EXACTLY what song is leading us to ponder on…trying to find
a mate like trying to find the perfect car…
another good site
timothywest.com He is maybe to be digested a bit further
in recovery from this affliction as he gets thickly in to the
Theology Of The Body (John Paul II’s encyclicals) and
such…what I really like about his talks, etc is how he
really is so much like an acquaintance from, let’s say, your
parish, your neighborhood, your high school buddies…
struggling like MILLIONS and MILLIONS of western culture
men struggle with on a daily basis.
Christopher West had a video called "Breaking Free"
is a great start in this journey in trying to reconnect those
models in the porn world as SOULS, souls who also are
enslaved in this unholy give and take game of visual enticement
for $$ to pay for the mag…the industry, etc…and
making resolution by neutralising the conditioned response
of stimulation- gratification…to another place in which
we heal that disordered place in our hearts to focus on
connection to them as God’s created…God’s children…
You’ll be blown away, dude…trust me…I had both
an epiphany of insight and a lump in my throat of
emotional upwelling of HOPE for BATTLE …finally…
something to counter this stuff!!! instead of repression…
repression…repression!!!

hope this helps…remember… strength is in numbers
hope is in the fact that you can be assured that you are
NOT alone…not on this sin…


#14

Praying for you and all involved in this struggle…Not easy, but we must never give up and always continuing trying to overcome and praying…


#15

Praying for you Kevin.


#16

Kevin, may God grant you peace, and may you find healthy interests in generosity to others to re-focus and re-program your brain. Bless you, Trishie


#17

Thanks a lot guys! You’re a great help!


#18

Lord have mercy
Christ have mercy
Lord have mercy
Christ hear us.Christ graciously hear usGod, the Father in Heaven
Have mercy on us
God the Son, Redeemer of the World
Have mercy on us
God the Holy Spirit
Have mercy on us


#19

Lord have mercy

Christ have mercy

Lord have mercy

Christ hear us.
Christ graciously hear us
God, the Father in Heaven
Have mercy on us
God the Son, Redeemer of the World
Have mercy on us
God the Holy Spirit
Have mercy on us
Holy Trinity, one God
Have mercy on us
Holy Mary
Pray for us
Holy Mother of God

Holy Virgin of virgins

Mother of Christ

Mother of the Church

Mother of Divine Grace

Mother most pure

Mother most chaste

Mother inviolate

Mother undefiled

Mother most amiable

Mother most admirable

Mother of good counsel

Mother of our Creator

Mother of our Saviour

Virgin most prudent

Virgin most venerable

Virgin most renowned

Virgin most powerful

Virgin most merciful

Virgin most faithful

Mirror of justice

Seat of wisdom

Cause of our joy

Spiritual vessel

Vessel of honour

Singual vessel of devotion

Mystical rose

Tower of David

Tower of ivory

House of gold

Ark of the covenant

Gate of heaven

Morning star

Health of the sick

Refuge of sinners

Comforter of the afflicted

Help of Christians

Queen of Angels

Queen of Patriarchs

Queen of Prophets

Queen of Apostles

Queen of Martyrs

Queen of Confessors

Queen of Virgins

Queen of All Saints

Queen conceived without original sin

Queen assumed into Heaven

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary

Queen of Peace

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world
Spare us, O Lord
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world
Graciously hear us, O Lord
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world
Have mercy on us
Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ


#20

J†M†J
Praying for your intentions:

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.

God Bless
In Jesus through Mary
Steve


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