Here is the devotional:
When you pray for someone, you automatically make them a person. They stop being the object you have spent time lusting after. I had the opportunity to be interviewed for a radio show not too long ago. The show was about a man that worked at a local college, and how he struggled with lusting after college girls.
Women are beautiful. They are a divine creation of the Lord. If you find yourself starting to lust or objectify them, pray for them: “Lord, bless her husband or future husband, her dad, siblings, her children or future children. If she doesn’t know you, send her women who can tell her about you.”
Early in my own battle with lust, I found that when I prayed for women instead of lusting after them, I saw each one as a person—and even how God saw them. The prayer I prayed for her released a petition for her soul.
Praying for these women gives you God’s eyes toward them. God’s thoughts are a definite antidote for lust. I was amazed at how opportunities to lust lessened when I started praying for them.
Walk to Freedom
1. Have you ever prayed for a woman you started to lust after or objectify?
2. If yes, what were the results? If not, try it this week.
3. How do you think you would feel if you prayed for women more than lusting after them?
Here are the scriptures referenced:
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Ephesians 6:10-18 KJV
Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Matthew 26:41 KJV
Here are Stu’s thoughts:
This IS so true!!!
Praying daily for the porn “star” was key in helping me to stop looking at pornography.
When you pray for someone your whole outlook on them changes.
Don’t believe me? Try it!
Next time you have the urge to view porn stop and pray for the porn industry…
Next time you go anywhere and see some fine woman or handsome male pray for them instead of doing the double take.
1 thought on “Living Lust Free: Pray For Them”
Amen and amen 🙏🏽 I have found that true for most people. When I find myself not liking someone, I have found praying for them helps me to see them
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