Prayers for low self-esteem, perfectionism, sex addiction


I could use your prayers since I am struggling with self-esteem and perfectionism issues in addition to addiction to sex and pornography. I am going to counselling, but I think I’ve been in denial as to how serious and affective these issues really are to my personal growth. Last night I finally decided to put many of my spiritual books on the shelf and invest in some quality books dealing with the issues I’m struggling with. The Lives of the Saints are excellent examples of the virtues, but living the virtues is being hindered for me by some mental and emotional issues. I’m living in a prison, and no matter how much I try to abandon myself to Christ, there’s always some mental or emotional stumbling block. So, I need help and am getting help and am now going to try to help myself.

So, your prayers would be appreciated.

May Our Blessed Mother assist you and guide you all to Her Son!


I can sense your pain and will definitely pray for you. God will heal you!

Our Father …
Hail Mary …
Glory Be …



Lord, you are the key and answer to Epistemes problems; please help Epistemes center his life around you in the Blessed Sacrament and inspire him to pray more. Help him come to know you and love you better through a good therapist who lets him understand his great self-worth and unique preciousness in your eyes. Heal Epistemes from all painful wounds and bad memories and help him pray more and get to Mass frequently and to confession whenever necessary. With you all things are possible, Lord. Help Epistemes to know and experience this in a special way, and help him cling fast to you during this storm of his life until he finds himself gloriously rescued by you for having placed all his trust in your merciful love, surrendered to you and cooperating with your graces and his therapist. Thank you, Lord, for hearing my prayer. Amen.


Hail Mary, full of Grace.
THe Lord is with you. Blessed are 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.


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


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