. . .upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:18

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Dealing with Moral Issues


Dear Heavenly Father, Your Word tells me in Galatians 5:17Bible quoteFor the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.Galatians 5 verse 17 that my flesh lusts, or wars, against my spirit. I am not to gratify the lusts of my flesh, but to put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and walk by the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Father, You know, at times, I struggle with the temptation to gratify the desires of my flesh. Much of this battle is in my mind and thought life. Because of my loneliness and inner pain, at times I may have entertained lustful fantasies in my mind and thoughts. This only increased the desire to gratify my flesh. Often this battle has been more than I could stand, and I have given into the lusts of my flesh.

Father, I am truly sorry; I repent, and ask to be forgiven. I acknowledge that, in Christ, all my sins have been forgiven. I repent and cancel all access to my life by evil spirits. I claim the blood of Jesus over me as my protection. I command all evil spirits that have gained access to my body or mind to leave me now in Jesus' name. I now make a new commitment to guard my eyes and take every thought captive in obedience to Christ. I will walk by the guidance of the Holy Spirit (and by the guidance of no other spirit). I will work to take control of my body and mind, not giving into fleshly lusts. I will depend on the Holy Spirit for my guidance and help to accomplish this, in Jesus' name. I now ask You, Father, to reveal to me any ways in which I have broken your moral laws. Amen.