DAY 3: #CTP#PORNOGRAPHY
When habitual devotion to pornography characterizes a person’s life and he continues in sin without seeking help, making no attempt to stop, or feeling no desire to change his behavior, it demonstrates the person may not be saved (1 Corinthians 6:9)
•About 200,000 Americans are “porn addicts,” defined as spending 11 hours or more per week online looking at porn.
•More than 50% of those engaged in “sexual interaction” had lost interest in natural intercourse.
•40% of sex addicts lose their spouse
•58% suffer considerable financial loss
•1/3 lose their job.
•Pornography use increases marital infidelity by 300%.
Lord I am come to You in deep shame and sadness, as I have allowed pornography to become an obsession in my life. Father, I am a ‘happily’ married woman and yet I feel that I am living a double life of pretence to my friends and friends alike. Lord the guilt and shame is tearing me apart and I ask Your forgiveness and pray that You would help me to turn from my wicked and destructive way of self-gratification, into the ways of the virtuous woman of Proverbs 31.
Lord I want to be a good wife to my husband and live a biblical life-style of purity and grace and yet this is like a noose around my neck that is dragging me down at every step of my life. Help me Lord by the power of Your Holy Spirit to break free of this addiction to pornography and to start to live a life that is pleasing to You.
Lord Jesus with Your grace and strength, which is supplied by means of the Holy Spirit, I pray that You would open up to me those Scripture that are about purity of heart. Help me to study how to be come pure in heart – for You have promised blessings to those whose heart is pure before the Lord, in Jesus name I pray, amen!