How to pray away lust:
As soon as you are aware of a sexual trigger -- a person, a picture, TV image, or even a memory out of your past -- pray it away. Don't play with the thought in your mind. Remember that addicts are self-deceived. You've told yourself for years that you could manage your lust. Don't believe that lie!
If you're so good at it, then why are you reading this website? Fooling around with lust is the same as saying, "I'm only a little HIV-positive". You are -- or you aren't HIV-positive!
So from day 1 learn to pray away lust. Here's how you do it. Repeatedly pray this simple prayer:
By the time you've prayed that prayer a dozen, or 20 times, you'll find your lust is gradually going away. There is a basic emptiness in every sexual addict which causes him or her to compulsively reach out for someone else to meet their internal emptiness.
When you pray away the lust, you not only ask God to help you to stop lusting, but you're asking God to fill that empty hole in you. So right from the "Get Go", develop the habit of praying away your lust every time a trigger hits you.
Prayer isn't for paid religious people to do. Prayer is talking -- and listening to God. If prayer is new to you, or you want to expand your understanding of prayer, then read the article, "How to connect with God".
Each day talk to God about what you've learned from reading the Bible, readings in this book, or other books, plus insights you're getting from your counselor, or suggestions you've heard at SA meetings.
· Pray for encouragement, to keep focused, for progressive victory over lust -- and thank God for your new insights, plus your daily victories in overcoming lust.
· A helpful book to focus your prayer life is, "31 Days of Praise" , by Ruth Myers.
Conway / Farrel Articles ~ Reprint by permission only, ©2011 Midlife Dimensions ~ www.Midlife.com The Conways and Farrels are international speakers and popular authors. Midlife Dimensions is a ministry founded by the Conways and continued by the Farrels.
Conway / Farrel Articles ~ Reprint by permission only, ©2011
Midlife Dimensions ~ www.Midlife.com
The Conways and Farrels are international speakers and popular authors.
Midlife Dimensions is a ministry founded by the Conways and continued by the Farrels.