South Dakota Apostolic Prayer Network

SD State Coordinator Betsy Moeller

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


DAY 7 – Pornography: The Naked Truth

Today we will focus our prayer and repentance on the issue of pornography.
Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. –1 Corinthians 6:18-20
Excessive pornography use in US and Mexican cultures is, unfortunately, considered common. However, pornography possesses incredibly destructive qualities that make it a threat to a moral society. These include:


Porn causes the brain to chemically rewire itself, accommodating the overflow of chemicals and leaving the user addicted, like any narcotic.(1) However, the difference between sexual addiction and narcotic addiction is that sexual addiction causes the user to want different instead more.


The use of pornography in marriage increases the infidelity rate up to 300%, and causes an incalculable amount of emotional damage to the user’s spouse.(2)


Oftentimes victims of human trafficking are forced to be in pornography, making the consumer just as guilty as the one who actually has sex with the victim (Matthew 5:28). Addiction can also lead to action, and a user who is bored with porn will ultimately look for sex he can pay for rather than sex on a computer screen.(3)
To read the full USRPN article on this issue, please click here.


Pornography use in the Church is shockingly high. 50% of pastors(4) and about 70% of men in the Church(5) are viewing it regularly. In order to stop sex trafficking, we must first repent for our consumption of pornography, which ultimately fuels trafficking.
Father, I ask forgiveness if I have consumed pornography. Forgive me if I have not possessed a spirit of self-control and purity. Change my heart and renew my mind now to Yours in this matter.


Father God, we stand in the gap for our nation and repent on behalf of those involved in pornography use. Forgive us for allowing such perversion to be rampant within our borders, which leads to the degradation of human beings who are bought and sold for sexual slavery. Hear our cry, and heal our land!



1. Get accountability by signing up for and downloading accountability software from sources such as X3Watch or Covenant Eyes on your computer or smartphone.
2. Click here to learn more about how porn contributes to sex trafficking from Justice Speaks.
3. Inform your children about the dangers of pornography and teach them the importance of sexual purity. A great resource that parents can use is Josh McDowell’s book, Just 1 Click Away.

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