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Offline wainscottbl

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Prayers for Temptations
« on: May 11, 2014, 02:02:37 AM »
Pray for me in trying to overcome masturbation. It's something I constantly struggle with because I began to masturbate at a very young age--five or six. I just discovered it and enjoyed it, doing so more as I got older. And I did not realize I was doing wrong really until I became Catholic at 19. But sins of habit, especially deep rooted emtional ones, are so hard to fight.
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Re: Prayers for Temptations
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2014, 08:25:08 AM »
Lord, have mercy.

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Re: Prayers for Temptations
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2014, 08:28:24 AM »
Lord have mercy and strengthen your servant wainscottbl.

Keep the Jesus prayer close to your heart and fight, delete every little thought at once it comes to the mind.

As one priest explained, we switch and remove these and many other thoughts as easy as we switch the tv channels by a control.

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Re: Prayers for Temptations
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2014, 12:44:39 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Prayers for Temptations
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2014, 01:27:09 PM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: Prayers for Temptations
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2014, 02:20:49 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: Prayers for Temptations
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2014, 02:42:50 PM »
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Re: Prayers for Temptations
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2014, 04:18:10 PM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: Prayers for Temptations
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2014, 04:25:01 PM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: Prayers for Temptations
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2014, 04:27:45 PM »
Pray for me in trying to overcome masturbation. It's something I constantly struggle with because I began to masturbate at a very young age--five or six. I just discovered it and enjoyed it, doing so more as I got older. And I did not realize I was doing wrong really until I became Catholic at 19. But sins of habit, especially deep rooted emtional ones, are so hard to fight.

The idea is to "replace" selfish masturbation by "moving on" to intimacy with a partner or spouse.

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Re: Prayers for Temptations
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2014, 11:28:22 PM »
Lord, have mercy on your servant.
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Re: Prayers for Temptations
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2014, 07:49:19 PM »
Lord have mercy!  Let us all pray for one another as we each struggle with sin.

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Re: Prayers for Temptations
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2014, 02:30:14 AM »
Lord have mercy.
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