Against Lust

Lord, draw me out
Of the weakness of the flesh.
This foolish, self-favoring self.
Help me to keep keen the edges of my mind
And persevere in thinking straight and true
To keep my passions in control.
Take out of my senses
Any perversion and addiction to lust
Any temptation
That curdles and corrodes my peace.
Open my eyes to the falseness
Of earthly attractions
Help me to refuse my own blind appetites
To open the channels
For the power of self-denial.
Lord, teach me to overcome.
Amen.

Bible Inspiration: Romans 8:6
The tendency of the flesh is toward death but that of the spirit toward life and peace.

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