Defeating Sexual Temptations
When I feel tempted to have impure thoughts towards women, I like to do the
- Offer a spontaneous prayer to
Jesus for help. Here is an example of a spontaneous prayer I like to offer:
Jesus, please help me defeat the desires of my flesh. I invoke all the graces
given to me by You, to be used as weapons to defeat the desires of my flesh.
Please help me remain holy and pure. I love You Jesus. Amen.
- Pray the Chaplet of Divine
Mercy when I feel a temptation to have impure thoughts towards a specific
woman. As I pray the Chaplet, I ask Jesus to grant me the grace to seek mercy
towards the woman who is on my mind. I find praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy
helps me see the dignity God gave to women, making me become pure around my
sisters in Christ.
- I like to pray the prayer to
St. Michael the Archangel daily, in order for me resist the
temptation to have impure thoughts towards women when on the Internet. I find
the daily praying of the St. Michael Prayer to be very helpful.
- When I feel a sexual temptation, I like to evoke a spontaneous prayer to
Mary for help in resisting sexual impurity.
I like to ask Mary to ask Jesus to imprint her beautiful image on
my mind, and for me to feel her feminine presence, so that I may be able to
defeat the impure desires of my flesh. Mary is very important in my life as a
man, because she teaches me that if I can be pure in her presence, I can be pure
in the presence of women in general.
I would like to add that even though my tips
to resist sexual temptations are directed towards men, they also can be applied
towards women as well.