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    Prayer for Porn Addiction

    I'm 35 and have been a growing Christian since I was young. I've beat alcohol, cigarettes, chew, and a lot of other things, but I've had a constant struggle with porn addiction. I was introduced to it at around five years old and it has been a problem ever since. I have kids and a beautiful wife, but I go back to this stuff constantly and it kills me spiritually. I've studied the word I know what it says about these things, I've prayed for years thousands of times for help, I've fasted and i still struggle.
    I'll take any advice from people who have overcome this problem, but mostly I want your prayers.
    I look forward to spending some more time on this forum and helping others with what I can, but I need your help too.
    Thanks,
    Josh

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    Re: Prayer for Porn Addiction

    Yes, prayers for you this morning, asking for a clear way of escape from this demoralizing habit.

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    Re: Prayer for Porn Addiction

    When you pray for help, you will probably receive help, when you pray for strength against it, you will probably receive strength, but when you pray for God to cure you, it probably won't happen.

    Self control is a necessity for spiritual growth. Just remember every temptation is of the devil and every sin leads to death.

    I will keep you in my prayers, use the strength that the Lord has blessed you with to overcome the lusts and desires of man, put onto you by the devil.
    Every temptation is of the devil, and every sin leads to death.

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    Re: Prayer for Porn Addiction

    I will pray for you also friend.
    1 Corinthians 10:13
    No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
    Psalm 19:14
    May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
    be pleasing in your sight,
    O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

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    Re: Prayer for Porn Addiction

    Praying that you will forgive those who lead you into this habit, and those who allowed you to continue in it over the years, also that you will "rebuke the devil (in Jesus' Name) and he will flee from you" using the determination and ability the Lord has made available to you.

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    30 years is a long time, especially in the face of having defeated other addictions. I imagine in your 30 years wrestling with this, that you've heard and read every piece of scripture presented in this thread. I imagine you've prayed and have others pray for you numerous times. Yet the struggle goes on, and still unsuccessfully, right?

    So what would you say to professional therapy on the matter?

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    I used to struggle with this. It was an ongoing cycle. I would hold out, then fall, ask for forgiveness, rinse and repeat. The only thing that worked was me taking action. It seems that God expects us to take action that we really do want to overcome this sin (and any other) and then he steps in. The very last time I viewed porn, I got angry, I was tired of falling and I decided to delete all of it from my computer, from that moment, I felt as though I was free and it even felt as if something left me, like a heaviness was gone. I'm not saying that will happen with you but that is my experience and I believe it made it (the spiritual struggle) much more real to me.

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    Thanks everybody keep it comin. And it's not like I've been looking at it since I was five non stop. I did have access to it when I was young though, and although I didn't look at it all the time it stayed with me the whole time. Its was just magazines and stuff back then. I seen it on video when I got older, then came internet. Even though I was saved I didn't start really reading my Bible until I was around 23, so I didn't really know it was that wrong, or sinful, or that I could go to hell for it till later on. I guess I've been struggling with it off and on for 10 to 12 years. I'm better than I used to be, but i want to be completely free of it for good. I feel better and a lot closer to God if I go awhile without it then I just fall to it again. I think it's really comparable to drug addiction. This is maybe only the second time I've asked for prayer for it and that's probably a lot of my problem. I'm normally a private person and keep to myself, especially when it comes to that.

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    Re: Prayer for Porn Addiction

    Set restrictions on your browser. Lock yourself out, unplug the computer, etc. There are many actions you can take to help yourself. If all else fails, view porn of unattractive people or gay porn. This might revolt you to stop, (or it might not, but it's just a suggestion)

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    Quote Originally Posted by WILDJC View Post
    There are many actions you can take to help yourself. If all else fails, view porn of unattractive people or gay porn. This might revolt you to stop, (or it might not, but it's just a suggestion)
    Please don't
    Every temptation is of the devil, and every sin leads to death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimeBolt View Post
    Thanks everybody keep it comin. And it's not like I've been looking at it since I was five non stop. I did have access to it when I was young though, and although I didn't look at it all the time it stayed with me the whole time. Its was just magazines and stuff back then. I seen it on video when I got older, then came internet. Even though I was saved I didn't start really reading my Bible until I was around 23, so I didn't really know it was that wrong, or sinful, or that I could go to hell for it till later on. I guess I've been struggling with it off and on for 10 to 12 years. I'm better than I used to be, but i want to be completely free of it for good. I feel better and a lot closer to God if I go awhile without it then I just fall to it again. I think it's really comparable to drug addiction. This is maybe only the second time I've asked for prayer for it and that's probably a lot of my problem. I'm normally a private person and keep to myself, especially when it comes to that.
    It is an addiction. There's a part of you that is horrified by the activity and wants to stop. However, the activity still keeps going despite the desire to stop. That means you're in conflict. You don't have any understanding of the mechanics that govern the addiction. You've probably never even thought about what porn is being a substitute for in your life. I'd say after so long of a struggle, its time to take the gloves off. Tell your wife, tell someone you look up to. Get help.

    By "help", I'm not talking about getting a handful of people to pray for you, or listen to someone who doesn't even know you give you a one-liner thesis on getting better. I'm talking about counseling at a minimum or professional therapy if possible. I've been there, and after that long in the snares, it was the only thing that helped.

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    Re: Prayer for Porn Addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by DimeBolt View Post
    Thanks everybody keep it comin. And it's not like I've been looking at it since I was five non stop. I did have access to it when I was young though, and although I didn't look at it all the time it stayed with me the whole time. Its was just magazines and stuff back then. I seen it on video when I got older, then came internet. Even though I was saved I didn't start really reading my Bible until I was around 23, so I didn't really know it was that wrong, or sinful, or that I could go to hell for it till later on. I guess I've been struggling with it off and on for 10 to 12 years. I'm better than I used to be, but i want to be completely free of it for good. I feel better and a lot closer to God if I go awhile without it then I just fall to it again. I think it's really comparable to drug addiction. This is maybe only the second time I've asked for prayer for it and that's probably a lot of my problem. I'm normally a private person and keep to myself, especially when it comes to that.
    "so I didn't really know it was that wrong, or sinful, or that I could go to hell for it till later on."

    I don't want to de-rail this, but I think it's very important. The only reason a person will go to Hell is for rejecting the salvation that only comes thru Jesus death on the cross.

    I agree with the suggestion about a professional counselor (who counsels from a Christian perspective). When I came to know the Lord, I had so many desires and things leave me automatically. But then there are the things that linger on for whatever reason.

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    Re: Prayer for Porn Addiction

    I will be praying for you

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    I'm gonna try the prayer and fasting first before I think about counseling. I've never really asked people to pray for me for this problem and I have a lot of faith in the power of prayer especially when there's several people doing it.

    Catlover: I know I'm saved and all my sins are and will be forgiven and that I'm more than likely not gonna go to hell for this, but it always kinda lingers on a persons mind.

    Thanks again everybody for all the support even the people who aren't posting.

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    The Holy Spirit can help you overcome your addiction to porn, but first, there must be a real willingness to want to give it up and a repentance before God. You must also have the will power to resist any urges that you get to want to look at porn. You can ask God in prayer yourself or get others to pray for you, if you really want to be free from the addiction of Porn in your life. I will pray for you.

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