Heartland Apostolic Prayer Network/HAPN & U.S. Reformation Prayer Network/USRPN
South Dakota Apostolic Prayer Network
SD State Coordinator Betsy Moeller
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
FREEDOM 21 DAY 7
DAY 7 – Pornography: The Naked Truth
Today we will focus our prayer and repentance on the issue of pornography.
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
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:
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.
NEGATIVE EFFECTS ON MARRIAGE
use of pornography in marriage increases the infidelity rate up to
300%, and causes an incalculable amount of emotional damage to the
FUELING HUMAN TRAFFICKING
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.
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.
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.
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!
Lord, I ask that You would bring down the idolization and obsession with pornography in the US and Mexico.
Cleanse the heart of my land by exposing those who are producing pornography using trafficked victims.
pray that You would convict those in the Body of Christ who are using
pornography, and that You would set them free so they can live in
righteousness and purity.
1. Get accountability by signing up for and downloading accountability software from sources such as X3Watch or Covenant Eyes on your computer or smartphone.