Catholic prayer for chastity in dating
It is not simply waiting until we are married before we have sex and abstaining while you’re single. Chastity is so much more; it is a virtue that incorporates the whole of human sexuality and allows us to live it correctly.
Explaining this in a secular world is a mammoth task, almost impossible.
Obtain for me, then, a deep sense of modesty which will be reflected in my external conduct.
Protect my eyes, the windows of my soul, from anything that might dim the luster of a heart that must mirror only Christlike purity.
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And that just isn’t true.© Before being with someone, you have to know what is it is you want for yourself and what you expect from the other person.
If you don’t know what you want then it is better not to start any kind of relationship.
From the same saint and Doctor of the Church, then, we learn how difficult it was for him to conquer this virtue, and how he would often pray, “Lord, give me chastity…
It’s important that you know yourself, that you have asked yourself at least some sort of question about your vocation, and whether or not marriage is really for you.
It could be that you are not too sure about why you are going out with someone: Just for something to do? Be responsible and don’t play with other people’s feelings.
So imagine what a girl must go through, and even more so a guy, who has chosen to embrace and foster this virtue as an adult.
I’ve heard so many girls and quite a few guys say that going out with someone these days is almost an exercise in survival.
How can you say you love someone if you don’t know them? I heard Jason Evert say something along the lines of, “How many movies do you remember where true friendship is shown between a man and a woman without them having had a sexual relationship?