Sex Industry – prayer for all affected

by | Jan 25, 2014 | Justice and Peace

Eastern-Orthodox-prayer-rope_2006-06-02An International, annual novena for those in and affected by the sex industry.

Nine days of private or public prayer for a specific intention.

Day 1 (17th of March): For porn stars.
Heavenly Father, we offer you our brothers and sister acting in the porn industry. Reach into their hearts and untwist the lies they have believed about themselves. Heal the wounds they have received and remind them of their great dignity. Shower down your love and mercy upon them that they may recognize you as their loving Father and themselves as your beloved children.

Recitation of the Rosary
Saint Mary of Egypt, pray for us.

Day 2 (18th of March): For Porn producers.
Heavenly Father, today we offer you all of those involved in the production, promotion and distribution of pornographic material. Pierce their hearts with your love and mercy and give them, this day, the ability to perceive the great dignity of the human person. By your grace may they repent of their sin and turn to you for mercy.

Recitation of the Rosary
St. Agnus, pray for us.

Day 3 (19th of March): For Prostitutes.
Heavenly Father, we offer you, this day, the women around the world and particularly in this area who are prostituting themselves. Heal the deep wounds they have received, speak truth into their hearts about the great genius of their femininity. Place good friends in their lives who will look upon them with love and concern, lead them out of bondage.

Recitation of the Rosary
St. Pelagia the Harlot, pray for us.

Day 4 (20th of March): For pimps and all those who profit from prostituting others.
Heavenly Father, this day we offer you those agents who advertise and sell for profit your daughters. Wake them up to the great evil they are committing. Break through their darkened intellects and convict their hearts, remind them of your just judgment, the reality of hell, and the promise of heaven for all those who repent and trust in your mercy.

Recitation of the Rosary
St. Vitalis of Gaza, pray for us.

Day 5 (21st of March): For strippers.
Heavenly Father, today we offer you your daughters who sell their beauty to the lusts of men through stripping. Give these women the ability to perceive their own great worth and lead them to find work that builds up their dignity and does not lead others away from you. Rather, teach them to use their beauty to lead others to the beauty of heaven.

Recitation of the Rosary
St. Mary Magdalene, pray for us.

Day 6 (22nd of March):
For the perpetrators and victims of sex trafficking. Heavenly Father, only your heart knows the deep pain that the victims of sex trafficking experience. Heal the hearts of those who have been victims of this atrocity and liberate those who are currently enslaved. We beg that you would bring to justice those men and women who enslave and exploit all victims of sex trafficking. Awaken their hearts to the reality of your just judgment and bring them to repentance in order that they may receive your abundant mercy.

Recitation of the Rosary
St. Joseph, terror of Demons, pray for us.

Day 7 (23rd of March): For marriages.
Heavenly Father, this day we offer you those husbands and wives who have been deeply wounded by one or both members using pornography. Heal the deep wounds they have received and by your grace rebuild their marriage.

Recitation of the Rosary
Blessed Louis Martin and Blessed Marie Zelie Guerin, pray for us.

Day 8 (24th of March): For Children who have been exposed to porn.
Heavenly Father, we offer you all Children who have been exposed to pornography, that their memories would be healed and that they would be spared from a life of slavery to sin.

Recitation of the Rosary
St. Maria Goretti, pray for us.

Day 9 (25th of March – The feast of the Incarnation): For ourselves.
Heavenly Father, this day we offer you ourselves. We humbly implore you to untwist the lies we have believed about ourselves, masculinity, femininity and sex and reveal the truth to us. Heal our hearts from every trace of lust and by your grace enable us to look upon your sons and daughters, not as objects to be used for our selfish gratification but as persons deserving of love and respect.

Recitation of the Rosary
Our Lady, Refuge of Sinners, pray for us. 

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