A Prayer about Our Sexuality

There’s a little daily devotional guide that I’ve been using for several years entitled, “Seeking God’s Face: Praying With The Bible Through The Year.” It’s good, and I highly recommend it to you. Each and every year I land on an October entry that takes me into the passage in Second Samuel eleven where we read about King David’s sin with Bathsheba. His lustful look led to him summoning Bathsheba to his bed where he committed the sin of adultery and Bathsheba became pregnant. The story is sobering as it shows us the deep, wide, and abiding consequences of sin. I love the closing prayer for the day and want to share it with you here: Covenant God, we know the well-worn path of sexual sin – a lingering look, a lustful desire, a wicked thought, a word of invitation, and finally the actual act. Single or married, keep us true to your intention for the bodies you gave, always honoring you and others in them. In Christ’s name, Amen. That’s a prayer to pray for ourselves and our kids.