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« on: February 15, 2011, 09:14:54 PM »

Please pray for me, because I think I have a demon. He keeps trying to make me watch pornography and I can barely stop it. It especially afflicts me after I eat.
My flesh literally burns with passion. I should have never done drugs.

Pray this prayer for me tonight (its for all as well):

Prayer VI

0 Lord our God, in Whom we believe, and Whose Name we invoke above every name, grant us, as we go to sleep, relaxation of soul and body, and keep us from all dreams, and dark pleasures; stop the onslaught of the passions and quench the burnings that arise in the flesh. Grant us to live chastely in deed and word, that we may obtain a virtuous life, and not fall away from thy promised blessings; for blessed art Thou forever.

From the Jordanville Prayerbook.
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2011, 09:51:56 PM »

By the Intercessions of the Theotokos, O Lord of Mercy blot our transgressions and save us!

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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2011, 12:24:01 AM »

Lord have mercy!

Lord, inflame our brother's heart and his inmost being with the fire of thy Holy Spirit, that he may serve thee with a chaste body and a pure mind. Through Christ our Lord. Amen

Here are some quotes that encourage me in my own crusade for purity:

"To be pure, to remain pure, can only come at a price, the price of knowing God and loving him enough to do his will. He will always give us the strength we need to keep purity as something as beautiful for him."
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

"To defend his purity, Saint Francis of Assisi rolled in the snow, Saint Benedict threw himself into a thornbush, Saint Bernard plunged into an icy pond . . . You . . . what have you done?"
St. Josemaria Escriva

"Temptation is necessary to make us realize that we are nothing in ourselves."
St. Josemaria Escriva

"Confession heals, confession justifies, confession grants pardon of sin. All hope consists in confession. In confession there is a chance for mercy. Believe it firmly. Do not doubt, do not hesitate, never despair of the mercy of God. Hope and have confidence in confession."
St. Isidore of Seville
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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2011, 09:59:40 AM »

Oh St. Thomais, pray for us!

"Thou didst prove to be a living pillar of chastity and a model of a pure life, O Thomais of noble fame; for thou didst shed thy blood readily for purity's sakeand didst put the dragon to shame.  wherefore do thou entreat Christ God, O all-famed one, that we be granted great mercy"


I have a packet of about 2-3 pages of "prayers for purity" my priest gave me, as I am also struggling against the same demon.  I would be happy to photocopy it and send it to you (aswell as anyone else who wants one).  just PM me.
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2011, 03:45:56 PM »

Lord have Mercy.
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