Note: These are prayers and meditations that I have used and they have personally made a difference in my recovery. - Dann Aungst



Always start your prayer day by making the statement

"Come Holy Spirit and renew my heart"

PRAYERS

Surrender Prayer

Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I desire the desire to surrender my heart and my entire being to you but I cannot do it, I fear the abandonment of losing control of who I am. I ask that you take what little space I can open to you, use it and invade my heart, take it captive and protect it from all evil. I beg for your help in my complete surrender to you.

Commentary: As we men struggle with porn or inappropriate sexual activities, we of course would say that we want to change. But if we are honest with ourselves, most will see deep down inside that we are not completely willing to let go of the behavior. It provides comfort, its a kind of medication when we desire to "escape" or "check-out" for a multitude of reasons.  But if we see that we wish we wanted to change, or as this prayer states "desire the desire", then Jesus can work with that. In effect we are asking him to change our hearts - and that permission is all he needs to begin. 

Pray this prayer as part of your daily routine (even if it’s the only thing you pray), EVERY SINGLE DAY and I promise you, it will change your life

 

Battle Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ; I cannot fight this battle any more, I'm done, I hand you the dragon to slay, I hand you the lizard to slay, I walk away, it’s yours, I'm done. I can't do this anymore. It's not may battle any more.

Commentary: The dragon and lizard being referred to here is the Lizard of Lust. Jesus doesn't want to "help" you fight your battle, He wants to do it for you. To do that, you must surrender the battle. After all, this battle is not really you, it is not who God created you to be, so it’s not your battle to fight. GIVE IT TO CHRIST! He is just waiting for you to hand it over to Him so you can be free from this battle.

Prayer for Protection (Prayer to St. Michael)


Saint Michael the Archangel,

Defend us in battle.

Be our protection 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 Divine Power of God -

cast into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits,

who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen.

 

Meditations

Truth - for married men

"I don't want sex, I want love, acceptance, to be wanted ....Union with God.  To be in communion with God.  To be intimate with my wife is to be in Divine union of what God created, Us in the divine union of marriage under God.  We are joined as one under God and physical intimacy is taking part physically in that union.  Physically joining as one is the closest I will ever be to God before I die.  - Accept this statement as absolute fact.


God wants me

My only purpose, every minute, every day is to choose God. He has already chosen me, He already loves and wants me, All He wants from me is to choose Him back.

Cocoon

Close my eyes and feel the warmth of the power of God and the Holy Spirit encasing me like a cocoon from head to toe, protecting me from all that is evil, from all temptations and from all desires of the outside world. I need nothing except Christ. The perfect love of Christ decimates fear. - (stay in this meditative place for at least 5 minutes)

 

Litany of Humility

      Commentary: This is a wonderful prayer to put ourselves in perspective. It helps take the "selfish, all about me" mindset that we are in when desiring porn and change to the "humble servant looking outward" mindset that we must be in.
     If we are truly in this mindset of Jesus delivering us from ourselves and our self-centeredness, it is nearly impossible to engage in or even desire inappropriate sexual activities.

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...Deliver me, Jesus.

From the desire of being extolled ...Deliver me, Jesus.

From the desire of being honored ...Deliver me, Jesus.

From the desire of being praised ...Deliver me, Jesus.

From the desire of being preferred to others...Deliver me, Jesus.

From the desire of being consulted ...Deliver me, Jesus.

From the desire of being approved ...Deliver me, Jesus.

From the fear of being humiliated ...Deliver me, Jesus.

From the fear of being despised...Deliver me, Jesus.

From the fear of suffering rebukes ...Deliver me, Jesus.

From the fear of being calumniated ...Deliver me, Jesus.

From the fear of being forgotten ...Deliver me, Jesus.

From the fear of being ridiculed ...Deliver me, Jesus.

From the fear of being wronged ...Deliver me, Jesus.

From the fear of being suspected ...Deliver me, Jesus.

 

That others may be loved more than I, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

That others may be esteemed more than I ...Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

That, in the opinion of the world, others may increase and I may decrease ...Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

That others may be chosen and I set aside ...Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

That others may be praised and I unnoticed ...Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

That others may be preferred to me in everything...Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should…

Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

 

PRAYERS & MEDITATIONS

LOVE