Stop masturbation and save my grades

I know the title is weird, but I hope you would pray for me.

I was once haunted by gay thoughts. Now that they partly wane after my Baptism in April, the Devil begins to hook me up with masturbation. May this habit be eradicated gradually. I always sleep too late due to vicious circle (I stay up late to read or surf the net), which further hinders my prayer life in addition to destroying my health. I wish to improve, but the power of the Eucharist and bi-weekly Confession fades on the subsequent Monday or Tuesday. I sin today again.

And concerning my grades, I am weak in 3D sense which frustrates my study of Anatomy. I feel like a Humanities man more than a Medic geek. If I were to choose again, very likely I might do Philosophy or History instead of Medicine. Which creates even more doubts to my life goal. Why did I have to work that damn hard in order to enter med school, and study those boring uninteresting preclinical sciences (well those details don’t teach us to think; pure rote memorization without understanding which is contrary to the spirit of scientific inquiry)? Fortunately my preclinical years will end in 3 months or so, and I anticipate a meaningful (yet tough) life serving in the ward. I have polymathic qualities which are very much suppressed in a ‘specialist’ system in med school - do not develop so many academic interests, just sit for exams.

And as usual poor self-esteem has been my problem since young age.

More than half a year from my Baptism and it’s been the Dark Age of Spirituality.

Thanks ahead for all your prayers.

Jesus, I offer this intention to Your most Sacred Heart

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

Hail Mary full of grace
The Lord is with you
Blessed art thou among women
And blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus
Holy Mary mother of God
Pray for us sinners
Now and in the hour of our death
Amen.

Eternal Father in whom mercy is endless
And treasury of compassion inexhaustible
Look kindly upon us and increase your mercy in us
so that in difficult moments
we may not despair
nor become despondent
but with great confidence
submit ourselves to Your holy will
Which is love and mercy itself.
Amen.

Masterbation as with any sin will destroy your life. In college I was hooked on pornography my sophomore year. It totally messed up my studies, confused my goals, and I ended up dropping out of college. Keep trying to drop the habit, find some hobbies and good friends. I will be praying for you.

Praying to the Holy Spirit to give you guidance, direction, strength, fortitude & wisdom to overcome your temptations.

Of course you could take Astronomy - if you keep this up, you’ll see stars!!!

(Of course I am joking.)

Praying…

Saint Michael, the archangel, defend us in battle, be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil, may God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do you, O’ Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God thrust into Hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

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.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

Pray the Rosary and ask Our Blessed Mother too help you,she will, for she has help me,but say the Rosary daily, and with Devotion,she has never fail too help those who come too er with Faith in her. Amen

Just stop. Think of all the graces you will receive from resisting temptation. It’s a choice. Make the decision to stop. Focus on making better grades. Praying for you.

The first three clauses of the Lord’s prayer are vows to God:

Hallowed by Thy Name

Thy kingdom come

Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Focus on your vow to do God’s will on earth, today, all your life.

We pray these vows BEFORE we dare say “give us this day” [anything].

We belong to God, to begin with, but we must promise to do His will, before we ask for anything, or before we take EVERYTHING we have for granted.

I am on Christmas break right now and the class I have the most trouble with is French although I ended up getting the highest grade in it and I have to take another French class next semester. Because of that I have been trying to study French regularly while on break. I will tell you this now if you slow down on the masturbating you have more time to study and you have more time to pray you know this. But I will indeed say a prayer for you. I have gone through similar struggles. God bless.

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St. Michael the archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against
the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we
humbly pray, and do thou O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the
Power of God, cast into hell satan and all the evil spirits who prowl
throughout the world, seeking the ruin of souls.
Amen

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.
Amen

Hey buddy,

I know what you’re going through, you’re not alone! There is so much stress and so much decision making that we can allow to snowball into many other problems. I encourage you today to read in Sacred Scripture of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (in Genesis) and how they encountered God, how they learned that they could trust in him. I would encourage you as well to consider those times God delivered you personally from whatever ill in your past life, or even in the lives of others. For instance I know God has delivered me so many times after my reconciliation with him. Then with a heartfelt love ask him for the grace to trust! I’ve gone through just about the same predicaments. Though you won’t be ‘zapped’ (though God is God, he does what he wants lol) into immediate conformity with his law as Grace builds on nature, it is essential to your spiritual life that you continue to fight, fight, fight. I recommend as well finding a strong spiritual director.

Let us pray,

Heavenly Father guide and protect my brother here in Christ, he needs all the grace that you can afford him in the spiritual battle he is undertaking. Help him to know he can trust his stresses and worries on you O Lord! Who have delivered Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; who have saved your people Israel, who have marched as promised your people into the land of Canaan, who have raised David as king, and in his line the final Messiah God’s Son the final deliverer of the people from their sins Jesus Christ! I know in my own life and the lives of those whom I love and are close to me that you have delivered each of us again and again countless times and that we have every reason to trust in you! For these intentions and the intentions of your special child who has asked for prayers above, we now pray the prayer your son taught us.

Our father…

Hail mary…

Glory be…

  • Amen!

Praying for you.

Praying with this beautiful Act of Contrition. . . .
ACT OF CONTRITION

Forgive me my sins, O Lord,
forgive me my sins;
the sins of my youth,
the sins of my age,
the sins of my soul,
the sins of my body;
my idle sins,
my serious voluntary sins;
the sins I know,
the sins I do not know;
the sins I have concealed for so long,
and which are now hidden from my memory.

I am truly sorry for every sin, mortal and venial,
for all the sins of my childhood up to the present hour.

I know my sins have wounded Thy Tender Heart,
O My Savior, let me be freed from the bonds of evil through
the most bitter Passion of My Redeemer. Amen.

O My Jesus, forget and forgive what I have been. Amen.

Praying……
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Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel****
St Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;
be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray
and do thou, O prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God,
thrust into Hell Satan
and all the other evil spirits
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls.
Amen.

The Memorare
Remember,
O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known,
that anyone who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help
or sought thy intercession,
was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee,
O Virgin of virgins, my Mother.
To thee I come, before thee I stand,
sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petition,
but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
Amen.

Litany of Humility
O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.
From the desire of being esteemed,**
Deliver me, Jesus.**
From the desire of being loved…
From the desire of being extolled …
From the desire of being honored …
From the desire of being praised …
From the desire of being preferred to others…
From the desire of being consulted …
From the desire of being approved …
From the fear of being humiliated …
From the fear of being despised…
From the fear of suffering rebukes …
From the fear of being calumniated …
From the fear of being forgotten …
From the fear of being ridiculed …
From the fear of being wronged …
From the fear of being suspected …

That others may be loved more than I,**
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.**
That others may be esteemed more than I …
That, in the opinion of the world,
others may increase and I may decrease …
That others may be chosen and I set aside …
That others may be praised and I unnoticed …
That others may be preferred to me in everything…
That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should…
Amen.:signofcross:

Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val (1865-1930),
Secretary of State for Pope Saint Pius X

Let Nothing Disturb You
Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.

Patience,
Obtains all things,
Whoever has God
Lacks nothing:
God alone suffices.

Santa Teresa de Jesús
(Santa Teresa de Ávila)

Praying……
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Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel
St Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;
…be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray
…and do thou, O prince of the heavenly host,
…by the power of God,
…thrust into Hell Satan
…and all the other evil spirits
…who prowl about the world
… seeking the ruin of souls.
Amen.

The Memorare
Remember,
O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known,
that anyone who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help
or sought thy intercession,
was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee,
O Virgin of virgins, my Mother.
To thee I come, before thee I stand,
sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petition,
but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
Amen.

**Prayer Against Depression
**………….By St Ignatius of Loyola
O Christ Jesus
When all is darkness
And we feel our weakness and helplessness,
Give us the sense of Your Presence,
Your Love and Your Strength.
Help us to have perfect trust
In Your protecting love
And strengthening power,
So that nothing may frighten or worry us,
For, living close to You,
We shall see Your Hand,
Your Purpose, Your Will through all things.
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Let Nothing Disturb You
Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.

Patience,
Obtains all things,
Whoever has God
Lacks nothing:
God alone suffices.

Santa Teresa de Jesús
(Santa Teresa de Ávil:wave::wave::wave:

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