Prayer for dating
The first of our prayers of purity is addressed first to our Blessed Mother Mary, who was called by St.
Alphonsus Liquori “the dispenser of all divine graces”.
Mary, Mother most pure, and Joseph, chaste guardian of the Virgin, to you I entrust the purity of my soul and body.
I beg you to plead with God for me that I may never for the remainder of my life soil my soul by any sin of impurity.
May my body be the servant of my soul, and may both body and soul be Your servants. Therefore, I pray You to defend, with Your grace, chastity and purity in my soul as well as in my body. God meant sex to be special expression of the love that a married couple shared with each other, two becoming one flesh (Gen ; Mark 10:8) for the possible creation of children.
And if I have ever received through my senses any impression that could stain my chastity and purity, may You, Who are the Supreme Lord of all my powers, take it from me, that I may with an immaculate heart advance in Your love and service, offering myself chaste all the days of my life on the most pure altar of Your Divinity. We often hear nowadays that it is somehow unhealthy, unrealistic, or unnatural to try to “suppress” our sexual desires. Far from seeing sex as being something “dirty,” our Creator puts it on a pedestal of its own, in this manner, as part of the intimate love shared by a husband and wife.
And when the “Bread of Angels” becomes my food in Holy Communion, seal my heart forever against the suggestions of sinful pleasures.Create in me a clean heart, O God, and give me a steadfast will that I may be a strength to others around me.Teach me to respect my body and the bodies of my fellow creatures.These prayers for purity can give you graces to deal with it! Gregory the Great once referred to prayer as “the bulwark [protection] of chastity.” We may never completely break free from “impure thoughts”, as they are often called in examinations of conscience before Confession.
Still, we can, with the help of our Lord and His Blessed Mother in prayer, turn away from them when they disturb our peace of mind.The reality was that my prayer life consisted of yelling at God, or bargaining with Him so that He’d bring that special someone into my life. Prayer wasn’t a conversation between God and myself.