A prayer to God: Giving him my sexuality

Note: The language in this post could be called “explicit.” The reason for such language is that I think it is necessary.

Whenever I feel tempted by sexual sins (i.e., whenever I feel tempted to lust) I pray that God may get me through it: I pray that I won’t sin.

Below is a prayer I wrote. Words like these flash randomly through my mind whenever I’ll be praying to overcome the temptation to lust, and so I decided to write them down and flesh them out.

One more thing: This prayer is written from a guy’s perspective, but change some of the words around — add some here, delete some there — and the prayer could work for women, too.

A prayer for when I’m tempted to lust:

God, I give you my imagination.

May I see all women, and think of all women, as human beings, not as a means to attain pleasure.

God, I give you my brain.

May I always remember that my actions have consequences. May I always think my actions through, weighing the positives and the negatives, before making a choice.

God, I give you my heart.

You know the deepest, darkest, and dirtiest desires of my heart. I give all of them to you now. You won’t blush when you see them. Or scold. You’re God. You understand.

God, I give you my mouth.

May every word from my mouth, in some way, make the world a better place.

God, I give you my hands.

By your hands you created the universe. May my hands, the hands of one of your creations, always work for the benefit of others, not for my own desires.

God, I give you my semen.

In me are “seeds” for new human life. Sperm. When I stand in judgement before you at the end of my life, and we look back on what I did with my “seeds,” I pray that you may say to me, “Very good.”

God, I give you my penis.

By this body part, new life is helped into the world. You created the human body and said it was “very good.” (Genesis 1:31) In the perfect world that you created, men and women were naked and not ashamed. (Genesis 2:25) That perfect world is gone now. (Genesis 3:7) So I ask you: May my penis not be a source of shame.

Amen

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2 thoughts on “A prayer to God: Giving him my sexuality

  1. Serious question here. Which is the practical application of your religion, the values and lessons it provides, and are they unique or exclusive to your faith? If they’re not, why do you believe?

    1. Thank you for your questions.

      “Which is the practical application of your religion, the values and lessons it provides, and are they unique or exclusive to your faith? If they’re not, why do you believe?”

      I am a Catholic. The Catholic Church is over 2,000 years old and, it is believed, was founded by Jesus Christ, the son of God. Who then gave his 12 apostles the mission of going out into the world, proclaiming his teachings.

      Since the Catholic Church is so old, I would recommend reading “The Catechism of the Catholic Church” in order to have an understanding of what the Catholic Church believes, and why it believes it — an understanding of the values and lessons my religion provides.

      Here is a link to an online version of the Catechism: http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/_INDEX.HTM

      When it comes to teachings of the Catholic Church, the one that sticks out in my mind is this: “Treat people how you would want to be treated.” (Luke 6:31)

      There are thousands of churches that each have their own interpretations of the teachings of Jesus. For example: Lutherans, Presbyterians, Mennonites, to name three. Catholicism is believed to be the church that all these other churches stem from: If Christianity — the teachings of Jesus — is a tree, Catholicism is the trunk, and churches like Lutheranism and Presbyterianism are branches.

      Why do I choose to be a Catholic? The reason why is because I believe that the Catholic Church is the church that Jesus founded, and that other churches — the other Christian denominations — are offshoots of the Catholic Church. In order to learn more, I recommend looking up “The Protestant Reformation.” The Protestant Reformation is the reason why you can drive down a city block and see three churches, each claiming to be the church that Jesus founded.

      Does that answer your questions? If not, I’ll happily explain more. And if you have other questions, ask them anytime.

      Thank you again for your questions.

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