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Early Prayer for Sex Addicts
Dr. Doug Weiss - 1/23/2008
Prayer is something that many sexual addicts find difficult to do. This is especially true if they have been avoiding God because of the shame and guilt of their behavior or possibly what was done to them in the past. Prayer is simply a behavior that when put in place, can change the addict's disposition. We know from other addictions that an addiction is basically self will run riot. This expression of addiction is basically "doing your own thing."
The first thing in the morning, take time out to pray. Prayer at this point, does not mean that you have to believe in God. It simply means to pray. When the old timers in Alcoholics Anonymous went to their meetings, they didn't say, "Well if you believe in God, pray." They said, "get on your knees and pray." If you don't believe in God, talk to Him about it. Say, "God, I don't believe in You, but I'm supposed to pray. I want to be a recovering sexual addict. Would you help me stay sober today?" From that point on, you can discuss any of your issues that you want to talk to Him about. He is able to handle the hurt, anger, fear, anxiety and any other feelings you have kept from Him.
Prayer is a way for you to behaviorally change yourself. Sexual addiction behavior for many addicts starts early in the day. Not necessarily the first thing in the morning, but maybe in the shower, on the way to work, or while driving. Prayer is preventative. It is a way of acknowledging that you are a...