I have a problem with viewing inappropriate material on the internet. I have prayed and asked God for help in dealing with this problem but haven’t seen any long term results yet. Sometimes I can go weeks or months without experiencing my problem but inevitably I stumble and fall because sometimes the temptation is just too great. Whenever I fall, it is only for a day or two and then I’m fine for a fairly long time until I fall again. To help combat the problem, I composed a prayer and say this prayer several times a day. The prayer goes like this.
“Dear God – I am sorry for any sins that I have committed against you, whether knowingly or unknowingly in words, works, deeds or thoughts and I ask and beg for your forgiveness. I repent all my sins for which I am truly sorry. I reject Satan but I embrace you, your love and your teachings and I ask that you please keep me away from sin, evil and temptation and I also ask that everything I say, do and think be pure and pleasing to you.”
I have often heard that our prayers are answered in God’s time, not ours, but can’t help and wonder why God is taking so long to answer my prayer. Jesus said, “Ask and you shall receive, knock and it will be open”. Well, I’m asking and knocking. On many occasions, I will say the above prayer followed by the Rosary hoping for extra help. I have been saying this prayer everyday for the last three years.
I would like to add that I have not lost faith, in fact, it is stronger than ever but I’m anxoius not to fall again (pernamently).