The Seduction Of Sin


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  • Identify: what triggers your desire.
  • Write a short prayer: below asking God to redirect this desire toward a more holy outcome.

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45 thoughts on “The Seduction Of Sin

  1. Jesse Winger says:

    Stress and Loneliness, helplessness.

    Lord I pray you would fill me with your presence so I no longer need to be alone, help me trust you in all my life situations and not stress unnecessarily over choices. Help me feel wanted and useful to You. Amen

  2. Kevin L Williams says:

    images of somewhat undressed people trigger my sin. Stress is also a trigger. the desire to release the tension.

  3. Cory B says:

    The trigger is loneliness and the ego driven desire to be wanted or needed or loved. That somehow happiness will come from being in a relationship.

    Lord, I pray for wisdom and discernment when it comes to true happiness. I pray for patience and a willingness to let your will be done and not my own. I pray my relationship with you Lord gives me the unconditional love, joy and happiness I truly desire.

  4. Troy says:

    Anytime I may feel lust of the sexual kind I believe what’s behind it may be the need for intimacy and acceptance. Part of my struggle with intimacy is I don’t know how to be intimate and closeness as growing up I don’t recall much closeness in our family since it had lots of disfunction and some how acceptance seems to be mixed in there as well! Dear God help me to understand, I know you accept me and I am at more peace knowing that, help me continue to change and grow in intimacy in a healthy way as well, in Jesus’ name I pray!

  5. Marty says:

    Lord help redirect my eyes to you and your desires when they stray and are distracted., Help me stay away from places of distraction as well.

  6. Nick says:

    My need for intimacy. God, I pray that you take my selfish desires for human intimacy and replace it with a desire to be closer and more intimate with you in my life. Amen.

  7. Elliott says:

    The struggle for control triggers my desire. Lord I pray that I will feel your presence and that I may bring my struggle to control situations to you.

  8. ce says:

    Jesus, help me to find what is the foundation of the lust I have, and when found let me turn it over to you and get it replaced with what honors you.

  9. Chad says:

    I deeply desire acceptance and approval. I believe that physical intimacy is the proof of my acceptance and approval of my wife- the person I desire acceptance from the most. When I don’t have it (going on 12 years now), i feel emasculated. Not enough. Not a man. I believe that I would/ could be a much more confident and successful husband/ man/ worker/ friend/ etc. if I knew I was accepted.
    And I know that my acceptance and approval is to come from God, but I really want it from my wife.

  10. Kenneth says:

    My trigger is my attacks on my self esteem and respect. LORD I pray that when there are times that there are attacks on my self esteem that I recognize those lustful urges and replace those urges with healthy choices, such as prayer, reading the WORD, and listening to Christian Music. I pray that I renew my mind into things that honor you. I pray these things in your name, AMEN.

  11. Jesse Skytland says:

    Intimacy triggers my desire and I pray that this is set in a good manner for I am a sinner and under the Lord’s will, I wish to become satisfied.

  12. Ron says:

    The need for intimacy and to be wanted. God almighty please help me to cherish and love my wife just as she is and to be fully content with my circumstances . Amen.

  13. Ryan Weinkauf says:

    My lust is driven by want. Wanting to have something that I don’t have. Not that my wife is unattractive she’s beautiful and I am a lucky man to have found such an excellent helpmate. I suppose I am similar to the gentlemen that said he was driven by conquest. Lord, help me be satisfied with the awesome wife that you gifted me and in all ways help me be content like Paul.

  14. Matt Brown says:

    Lord, my lustful desires are driven by the need to be desired and wanted by other women, as if this will somehow fulfill me and erase the painful memories of my adolescence when I felt ugly and unwanted. Lord, remind me that I am already wanted and desired by my wife, the woman whom you have put in my life to make me whole and fulfill me as a man and as a child of God. Lord, I thank you every day for her presence in my life, and for the difference she makes in me.

  15. Mark says:

    Thanks Vince for causing me to look beyond the sin here and at the trigger. I believe there are several factors at play here – a need for intimacy, but deeper than that the need to feel wanted and desired sexually. Unfortunately I found that outside of my marriage, a daily porn habit was a significant trigger leading to sex outside of my marriage.

    Lord thank you for your forgiveness, for loving me and for convicting me of the sin in my life. Today and in the days ahead I pray for ongoing healing, but more than I pray that you will fill me with a desire to seek you more, to re-establish an intimate relationship with you and to focus on a healthy, fulfilling relationship my wife and family.

  16. Chris Caliguire says:

    God it IS YOUR WILL that I not be sexually immoral! Rekindle that strength in me as you’ve proved I cannot do it alone!

    This is the only promise I’ve ever claimed / shouted out repetitively in anger and pleading a couple years ago and after a few weeks I realized it worked! My temptation dissapeared and I bragged to friends about the power of God. At the time I thought it was a box checked off but since it has crept back I realize I’m not praying and reading as hard as I was a couple years ago and it was truly Him and not me working….

  17. DALE W EWING says:

    Intimacy, is a simple casual touch, not necessarily sexual. A presence that is quietly acknowledged.
    It can be having a presence in the room.

  18. Matthew Rasmussen says:

    I think way back to youth, with my dad’s playboy magazines, what did I feel when I looked at those as a kid. I believe my trigger comes from the desire for connection, and I tied these images to feeling of relationship.

    Heavenly Father, please draw me into a close relationship with Yourself. Help me understand that my relationship to you through your Son is what provides true comfort, not fleeting gratification. Help me drink of the true water or life. In th name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

  19. Taylor says:

    I feel that I am looking for satisfaction or fulfillment in unrealistic characteristics that my wife does not have. Viewing them as jealous wants almost and finding them through doctored pictures on social media and acted out in pornography.
    Lord I pray that you can open my eyes and mind to what you have blessed me with! Allow me to realize that my wife in the true flesh in front of my eyes is worth more then anything a fake picture or video on the internet could ever offer! Allow my mind the strength in the times of doubt to see her for all of the goodness she has brought to my life and love that she pours into me, rather then unrealistic ideas my thoughts have created!

  20. bill mckay says:

    I need to feel that I am enough, lack of sex triggers a lot of emotions.
    God I need your strength when I feel mine failing, I know that I can’t do it alone.
    As i go through this day, this week, help me to rely on you

    • Mark says:

      Thanks for sharing this as so much of what you’re saying is true for me as well. I struggle with that same feeling of being enough, being wanted/desired. Prayers for you that in this journey you’re never alone!

      • bill mckay says:

        Thank you mark, it is interesting to know that someone else has the same problems as I do.
        Blessings to you as well

  21. Dean Wendler says:

    I desire a healthy intimate relationship with my wife. When I don’t get it I pull back into my own world.
    Prayer – Lord help me show love to my wife in the way you designed it to be.

  22. GTT says:

    Power, control over women and pride that I am most their desired.

    Lord you have blessed me so much in life! Help me to be content with what I have and focus on viewing women through Your eyes with Your desire for them to glorify You and You alone.

  23. Dave Benson says:

    It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable,
    1 Thessalonians 4:3-4

    I think it’s God will against mine. I have to realize that God knows my every thought. God called Adam out as he hid and said “where are you?” I need to answer!

  24. Jeff Kuhn says:

    God I’m not sure where I’m going with this but one word comes to my mind and that is conquest. So heavenly Father erase my desire for that. Replace it with a desire of being content. With a desire for purity of heart and mind. Empower me to take those steps toward this peace that I want now and forevermore. Amen

  25. Hugh says:

    I’m not sure exactly what triggers my desire, but it has something to do with control and the need to feel like I am enough.
    Lord, help me to know and trust that You have created me to be who I am and that I am enough in your eyes. Help me to not seek satisfaction in the false idol of others admiration.

  26. Bill says:

    I feel the need for simulation if only for a moment at times and I can get that with no questions asked thru the internet.
    Father God I ask for your help in guiding me towards a better path in finding what I need thru christ in the name of Jesus

  27. Tim says:

    My desire is triggered by the habit of seeking pleasure that Satan whispers will bring some kind of satisfaction, which is of course false.
    God help me to keep focused on the reality’s of seeking false satisfaction.

  28. Bill says:

    My insecurities tempt me to find security in illicit ways. Emotional intimacy is what I’m really looking for.

  29. Randy Brown says:

    Acceptance and being noticed is my lust or sin that controls me.

    Lord I pray my urge to impress or be noticed by man be gone in the name of Jesus. Connect with me on a more personal level amd I want more of you.

    • Vince Miller says:

      God, may Randy hear your voice say to him today

      “You (Randy) are my son, in you, I am well pleased. I completely accept you, sin and all. Find acceptance in nothing else but me.”

      • Jason says:

        My insecurity and feeling a need of release. Lord, you are my all! I was created by You and for You!
        Thank you for all that I am. I ask that my desire be for You and praising You! In Jesus name.

  30. Joseph Matthews says:

    My need to be in control is part of what triggers my lustful desires. Heavenly Father I ask that you would be my source of power and may you take control of my desire to want to be in control letting you lead.

  31. Vince Miller says:

    My anxiety is triggered by a need to be in control of the outcomes in my life.
    God, take control of my life, and show me how your control is better than me being in control.

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