Prayers

Surrender Prayer

Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I desire the desire to surrender my heart and my entire being to you but I cannot do it, I fear the abandonment of losing control of who I am. I ask that you take what little space I can open to you, use it and invade my heart, take it captive and protect it from all evil. I beg for your help in my complete surrender to you.


Commentary: As we men struggle with porn or inappropriate sexual activities, we of course would say that we want to change. But if we are honest with ourselves, most will see deep down inside that we are not completely willing to let go of the behavior. It provides comfort, its a kind of medication when we desire to "escape" or "check-out" for a multitude of reasons.  But if we see that we wish we wanted to change, or as this prayer states "desire the desire", then Jesus can work with that. In effect we are asking him to change our hearts - and that permission is all he needs to begin. 


Pray this prayer as part of your daily routine (even if it’s the only thing you pray), EVERY SINGLE DAY and I promise you, it will change your life

Battle Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ; I cannot fight this battle any more, I'm done, I hand you the dragon to slay, I hand you the lizard to slay, I walk away, it’s yours, I'm done. I can't do this anymore. It's not may battle any more.


Commentary: The dragon and lizard being referred to here is the Lizard of Lust. Jesus doesn't want to "help" you fight your battle, He wants to do it for you. To do that, you must surrender the battle. After all, this battle is not really you, it is not who God created you to be, so it’s not your battle to fight. GIVE IT TO CHRIST! He is just waiting for you to hand it over to Him so you can be free from this battle.

Prayer for Protection (Prayer to St. Michael)

Saint Michael the Archangel,

Defend us in battle.

Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.

May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;

and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host -

by the Divine Power of God -

cast into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits,

who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen.

Litany of Humility

O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.

From the desire of being esteemed… Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being loved...Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being extolled ...Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being honored ...Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being praised ...Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being preferred to others...Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being consulted ...Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being approved ...Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being humiliated ...Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being despised...Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of suffering rebukes ...Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being calumniated ...Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being forgotten ...Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being ridiculed ...Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being wronged ...Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being suspected ...Deliver me, Jesus.

That others may be loved more than I,… Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be esteemed more than I ...Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That, in the opinion of the world, others may increase and I may decrease ...Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be chosen and I set aside ...Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be praised and I unnoticed ...Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be preferred to me in everything...Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should…Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

Litany of Purity

O Holy Spirit, I call to thee to reveal the recent events that trigger emotions deep inside of me.

Any feelings of hurt or pain… Reveal to me, Holy Spirit

Feelings of anger… Reveal to me, Holy Spirit

Feelings of disrespect… Reveal to me, Holy Spirit

Feelings of rejection… Reveal to me, Holy Spirit

Feelings of incompetence… Reveal to me, Holy Spirit

Feelings of insignificance… Reveal to me, Holy Spirit.

Feelings of impotence… Reveal to me, Holy Spirit

Feelings of belittlement… Reveal to me, Holy Spirit

Feelings of worthlessness… Reveal to me, Holy Spirit


O Holy Spirit, reveal to me how I attach these feelings to beliefs of my identity.

The shame from hurt or pain… Holy Spirit, reveal how it attaches to my identity.

The shame from anger… Holy Spirit, reveal how it attaches to my identity.

The shame from disrespect… Holy Spirit, reveal how it attaches to my identity.

The shame of rejection… Holy Spirit, reveal how it attaches to my identity.

The shame of incompetence… Holy Spirit, reveal how it attaches to my identity.

The shame of insignificance… Holy Spirit, reveal how it attaches to my identity.

The shame of impotence… Holy Spirit, reveal how it attaches to my identity.

The shame of belittlement… Holy Spirit, reveal how it attaches to my identity.

The shame of worthlessness… Holy Spirit, reveal how it attaches to my identity.


O Jesus, all powerful, loving, and merciful, I ask your forgiveness for allowing myself to believe these lies about my identity, as they are not who you created me to be.

All feelings of hurt or pain… I surrender to you, O Jesus.

All feelings of anger… I surrender to you, O Jesus.

All feelings of disrespect… Isurrender to you, O Jesus.

All feelings of rejection… Isurrender to you, O Jesus.

All feelings of incompetence… Isurrender to you, O Jesus.

All feelings of insignificance… Isurrender to you, O Jesus.

All feelings of impotence… Isurrender to you, O Jesus.

All feelings of belittlement… Isurrender to you, O Jesus.

All feelings of worthlessness… Isurrender to you, O Jesus.


Jesus, I beg you to fill my heart with all that which is of you. 

Jesus, please grant me the peace that is from your endless love and the ability to see myself as you see me.

Litany of Trust

From the belief that I have to earn Your love
Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear that I am unlovable
Deliver me, Jesus.
From the false security that I have what it takes
Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear that trusting You will leave me more destitute
Deliver me, Jesus.
From all suspicion of Your words and promises
Deliver me, Jesus.
From the rebellion against childlike dependency on You
Deliver me, Jesus.
From refusals and reluctances in accepting Your will
Deliver me, Jesus.
From anxiety about the future 

Deliver me, Jesus.
From resentment or excessive preoccupation with the past
Deliver me, Jesus.
From restless self-seeking in the present moment
Deliver me, Jesus.
From disbelief in Your love and presence
Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being asked to give more than I have
Deliver me, Jesus.
From the belief that my life has no meaning or worth
Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of what love demands
Deliver me, Jesus.
From discouragement
Deliver me, Jesus.

That You are continually holding me sustaining me, loving me
Jesus, I trust in you.
That Your love goes deeper than my sins and failings, and transforms me
Jesus, I trust in you.
That not knowing what tomorrow brings is an invitation to lean on You
Jesus, I trust in you.
That you are with me in my suffering 

Jesus, I trust in you.
That my suffering, united to Your own, will bear fruit in this life and the next
Jesus, I trust in you.
That You will not leave me orphan, that You are present in Your Church
Jesus, I trust in you.
That Your plan is better than anything else
Jesus, I trust in you.
That You always hear me and in Your goodness always respond to me
Jesus, I trust in you.
That You give me the grace to accept forgiveness and to forgive others
Jesus, I trust in you.
That You give me all the strength I need for what is asked
Jesus, I trust in you.
That my life is a gift
Jesus, I trust in you.
That You will teach me to trust You
Jesus, I trust in you.
That You are my Lord and my God
Jesus, I trust in you.
That I am Your beloved one
Jesus, I trust in you.


written by Sr. Faustina Maria Pia, Sister of Life

www.sistersoflife.org.

Meditations

Truth - for married men

"I don't want sex, I want love, acceptance, to be wanted ....Union with God.  To be in communion with God.  To be intimate with my wife is to be in Divine union of what God created, Us in the divine union of marriage under God.  We are joined as one under God and physical intimacy is taking part physically in that union.  Physically joining as one is the closest I will ever be to God before I die.  - Accept this statement as absolute fact.

God wants me

My only purpose, every minute, every day is to choose God. He has already chosen me, He already loves and wants me, All He wants from me is to choose Him back.

Cocoon

Close my eyes and feel the warmth of the power of God and the Holy Spirit encasing me like a cocoon from head to toe, protecting me from all that is evil, from all temptations and from all desires of the outside world. I need nothing except Christ. The perfect love of Christ decimates fear. - (stay in this meditative place for at least 5 minutes)