Please pray that I can stop having sex with prostitutes

Question:

Dear Minister,

I'm a 30 year old married guy who has been having sex with the prostitutes for the last two years. I'm feeling guilty, but I can't stop doing this so far. I need your prayer so that, through the help of Christ, I can stop having sex with prostitutes. Please do uphold me in your prayers!

May God bless everyone.


Answer:

"The one who commits adultery with a woman is lacking sense; he who would destroy himself does it. Wounds and disgrace he will find, and his reproach will not be blotted out" (Proverbs 6:32-33).

I would be happy to pray and ask Jesus to forgive you of your sins after you give up your adultery, but since you are continuing in them, such prayers would be useless.

Asking God to stop you from sinning is also useless because that implies that God is controlling your choice to sin. God gave you free-will. You are using it to ignore God. It is you who has to give up adultery and then you can come to God and apologize for your sinful choices.

No one ever made you spend your money on prostitutes to have sex. That was your foolish choice and yours alone. Since there is nothing making you do it, and it is harmful to you, there can be no sympathy for your bad decision.