Category Archives: Prayer

Overcome Porn with Joy; Gratitude Is an Empowering Emotion

As I read through all the Psalms and Proverbs of the day that I scheduled, gratitude empowered me to resist pornography.

An interesting note, when I had a strong urge to view pornography, I would read out of the Psalms or Proverbs or one of the Gospels to resist it.  The cravings left me.

To this day, I know that the scriptures enveloped me with a shield reflecting total submission to porn. I had hope.   God corrected me for my misdeeds; however, he guided me to freedom. I shouted for joy!

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Psalm 98: 1 – 9

Marvelous new song

His Right Arm brings salvation

To God, shout for joy

The harp and new music sings

Trumpet and ram’s horn blast joy

Thanks,

Dale Criswell

Reference

Beattie, M. (2015). Gratitude. The Coastal Center. Norwell; MA. Retrieved from http://thecoastalcenter.com/gratitude/.

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“Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?”

Job 38 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Lord Reveals His Omnipotence to Job

38 Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said:

“Who is this who darkens counsel By words without knowledge? Now prepare yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me.

“Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements? Surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? To what were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone, When the morning stars sang together, And all the sons of God shouted for joy?

“Or who shut in the sea with doors, When it burst forth and issued from the womb; When I made the clouds its garment, And thick darkness its swaddling band; 10 When I fixed My limit for it, And set bars and doors; 11 When I said, ‘This far you may come, but no farther, And here your proud waves must stop!’

12 “Have you commanded the morning since your days began,And caused the dawn to know its place, 13 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, And the wicked be shaken out of it? 14 It takes on form like clay under a seal, And stands out like a garment. 15 From the wicked their light is withheld, And the upraised arm is broken.

16 “Have you entered the springs of the sea? Or have you walked in search of the depths? 17 Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Or have you seen the doors of the shadow of death? 18 Have you comprehended the breadth of the earth? Tell Me, if you know all this.

19 “Where is the way to the dwelling of light? And darkness, where is its place, 20 That you may take it to its territory, That you may know the paths to its home? 21 Do you know it, because you were born then, Or because the number of your days is great?”

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I Repent.

In the morning, I read these verses, I prayed, “My Lord and God, Have Mercy on My Soul.”

The Terrible God Humbles Me!

Dale Criswell

Pornography: A Word of Caution … a Terrifying Anger

 

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Thousand

One Day

Grow Bloom Wilt

Terrified Tryst

Years

I was in a hospital bed surrounded by doctors and nurses.

Losing consciousness, I felt myself dying.

I had a terrifying tryst.

In my mind’s ear, I heard God ask me to give an account for my life.

In my heart, I felt his anger.  I had to purify my life.

I pleaded to live. I came back to the doctors and nurses.

Peace Fills,

Dale

Meditation

Psalms 90: 7 – 9 (King James Version)

For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled.

Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.

For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.

Overcoming the Demons, Are You Ready to Pray to God for Goodness

Do You Ask Yourself Why You Can’t Stop?

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My prayer to overcome pornography:

O God, Quicken my thoughts to seek good and not evil that You may live inside me; You, Lord God of Hosts, will be with me as you have promised.

God, speak to my mind to Hate Evil and Love Good so I cherish justice in my heart.

O Lord God of Hosts, will you be gracious to your child of creation?

Thank you, Lord.

An adaptation of Amos 5: 14, 15 (KJV, public domain)

Dale

P.S. For my readers: May peace fill you with joy!