Masturbation is a struggle that many individuals face, and as Christians, we seek to live lives that honor God with our bodies and minds. Prayer is a powerful tool that can help us in our journey of overcoming this habit. In this collection of prayer points, we will explore specific Bible verses related to purity and self-control, along with corresponding prayer points that reflect on these verses.
Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NIV)
“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”
Prayer Point: Heavenly Father, I recognize that my body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. I pray for the strength and conviction to honor You with my body, resisting the temptation of masturbation.
Bible Verse: Psalm 119:9 (NIV)
“How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word.”
Prayer Point: Lord, guide me to live according to Your Word. Help me to embrace purity and find strength to resist the urge of masturbation through studying and meditating on Your truth.
Bible Verse: James 4:7 (NIV)
“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
Prayer Point: Heavenly Father, I submit myself to You, acknowledging my weakness in this area. Grant me the power to resist the enemy’s attacks and help me to overcome the lure of masturbation.
Bible Verse: Romans 13:14 (NIV)
“Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.”
Prayer Point: Lord Jesus, I pray that You would cover me with Your presence and righteousness. Help me to redirect my thoughts away from gratifying fleshly desires, including the temptation of masturbation.
Bible Verse: Psalm 51:10 (NIV)
“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”
Prayer Point: Heavenly Father, I humbly ask You to create in me a pure heart. Renew my spirit and grant me the strength and steadfastness to overcome the habit of masturbation.
Bible Verse: Philippians 4:13 (NIV)
“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
Prayer Point: Lord, I acknowledge my inability to overcome this struggle on my own. I rely on Your strength to grant me victory over the temptation of masturbation. Empower me, Lord!
Bible Verse: 1 Thessalonians 4:3 (NIV)
“It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality.”
Prayer Point: Heavenly Father, I desire to align my will with Yours. Help me to live a sanctified life, free from sexual immorality, including the practice of masturbation.
Bible Verse: Matthew 5:8 (NIV)
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”
Prayer Point: Lord, I yearn to see You and experience Your presence in my life. Cleanse my heart and mind, enabling me to walk in purity, so that I may have the privilege of encountering You.
Bible Verse: Psalm 139:23-24 (NIV)
“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me and lead me in the way everlasting.”
Prayer Point: Heavenly Father, I invite You to search my heart and reveal any hidden areas that contribute to the struggle with masturbation. Lead me in Your everlasting ways and deliver me from this bondage.
Bible Verse: Galatians 5:16 (NIV)
“So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.”
Prayer Point: Lord, help me to walk in step with Your Holy Spirit. Grant me the wisdom and discernment to recognize and reject the desires of the flesh, including the temptation of masturbation.
Bible Verse: Proverbs 4:23 (NIV)
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”
Prayer Point: Heavenly Father, I ask for Your guidance in guarding my heart against impure thoughts and desires. Strengthen me to take captive every thought that leads me astray and redirect my focus on You.
Bible Verse: Ephesians 6:11 (NIV)
“Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”
Prayer Point: Lord, I put on Your full armor to protect myself from the enemy’s schemes, including the lure of masturbation. Empower me to stand strong and resist temptation through the armor of Your truth, righteousness, peace, faith, salvation, and Your Word.
Bible Verse: 2 Timothy 2:22 (NIV)
“Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”
Prayer Point: Heavenly Father, I choose to flee from the evil desires of my youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace. Surround me with like-minded individuals who will encourage me in my journey towards purity.
Bible Verse: Colossians 3:5 (NIV)
“Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires, and greed, which is idolatry.”
Prayer Point: Lord, I surrender my earthly nature to You. Give me the strength and determination to put to death the desires of my flesh, including sexual immorality, impurity, and the temptation of masturbation.
Bible Verse: Psalm 19:14 (NIV)
“May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”
Prayer Point: Heavenly Father, I pray that the words I speak and the meditations of my heart would be pleasing in Your sight. Help me to focus my thoughts on things that are pure and honorable, enabling me to overcome the habit of masturbation.
Bible Verse: 1 Peter 5:8 (NIV)
“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”
Prayer Point: Lord, I ask for spiritual vigilance and a sober mind to recognize the enemy’s tactics. Protect me from the devouring schemes of the devil, particularly in the area of masturbation.
Bible Verse: Proverbs 6:27 (NIV)
“Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned?”
Prayer Point: Heavenly Father, help me to recognize the destructive nature of engaging in sinful activities such as masturbation. Grant me the wisdom and self-control to resist the temptation, understanding the consequences it brings.
Bible Verse: Psalm 119:37 (NIV)
“Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.”
Prayer Point: Lord, I ask for Your help in redirecting my gaze away from worthless and sinful things, including the temptation of masturbation. Preserve my life according to Your Word and guide me towards purity.
Bible Verse: Romans 6:13 (NIV)
“Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness.”
Prayer Point: Heavenly Father, I choose to offer every part of myself to You as an instrument of righteousness. Help me to resist the temptation to offer my body as an instrument of wickedness through the practice of masturbation.
Bible Verse: Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Prayer Point: Lord, I thank You for Your promise to be with me and strengthen me. I lean on Your mighty hand to uphold me in my struggle against masturbation. Grant me the courage and faith to overcome, knowing that You are with me every step of the way.
May these prayer points based on relevant Bible verses guide you as you seek God’s strength and guidance to overcome the habit of masturbation. Remember, God’s grace is abundant, and with prayer, perseverance, and reliance on Him, victory is possible. Trust in His transforming power and allow Him to lead you towards a life of purity and freedom.