Prayer Against Lust and Sexual Temptation
"He went on: “What comes out of a person is what defiles them. For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and defile a person.”" Mark 7:20-23
"Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him." James 1:12
Temptation is a challenge that each person faces throughout their lives. Understanding the nature of temptation, its dangers, and how to resist it can strengthen our resolve and deepen our faith.
Temptation is the enticement to engage in sin, while sin is the actual act of disobeying God's will. It's important to remember that God does not tempt us, but we are tempted by our own sinful desires and worldly passions.
Here is a powerful prayer against lust and sexual temptation.
Holy and Gracious God of Miracles, Your Word tells me that I am to flee sexual temptation. It also says that while other sins are outside my body, this is a sin also against my own body. Give me the resolve to say remove myself from any tempting situation. Lord, even if I fall, I praise You that I am under grace and that You have paid for my sin on the cross. Fix my eyes on Your anointed One who has taken my sin and shame and nailed it to the cross. Amen.