Renouncing Sexual Sin

Over the past 8 years one blog post has received continuous traffic–the prayer renouncing sexual sin.   This is an area of struggle for many creative people.

I found a prayer similar to this over 10 years ago on the web.   I made a few changes and corrections, and posted it several years ago.  Thanks to that original source, who ever you are.

Here is the prayer.  It helps to pray it in the presence of others.   Sexual brokenness is healed in healthy relationships.



Heavenly Father, I come to you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

He is the Son of God who takes away the sin of  all those who repent and confess him as Lord.

The blood of Jesus cleanses me from all sin.  I claim freedom from all sin of a sexual nature that came through my eyes, ears, mind, or through sexual activity.

In particular, I confess all preoccupation with sensual desires and appetites, all longing for that which is forbidden, and all unnatural affections, all unrestrained passions and lusts, and all activities that produce lewd emotions or foster sexual sin.  I further confess all filthy communication, obscene and filthy language, course conversations and jokes, lewd and obscene music, poetry, literature, and art; all forms of pornography,  all acts of sodomy, adultery, immorality, fornication, masturbation, gender confusion, or homosexuality.

I also confess all affection for and attachment to philosophies, religions, and lifestyles which glorify, promote, and condone sexual conduct contrary to the clear reading of Scripture.

I further renounce the promotion of non-Biblical sexual attitudes and lifestyles in art, literature, mass-media, and public attitudes and practices.  Lord, I ask that your Holy Spirit reveal to me the other areas where I have allowed demonic torment through sexual sin.

In the name of Jesus Christ, I command all unclean spirits to come out of me now.  I break all unholy soul ties and ask you Lord to return to me all that was lost through sexual activity.

Jesus Christ became a curse for me on the cross (Gal. 3:13).  I declare all curses over my life, through my sin, or the sin of my ancestors to be broken in Jesus’ name.  I hereby rededicate my body, mind, soul, and spirit to you Lord Jesus Christ, to be used for your glory alone.  I also give you my will, emotions, and affections, to be controlled by your Holy Spirit.  I choose to avoid the near occasion of sin, and to live an upright life.  Amen.