Sexual Integrity

This prayer guide, inspired by the chapter titled Sexual Integrity in Strategic Renewal’s resource 21 Days of Prayer for Your Church Leader, is focused on seeking God’s face through the following passage.

James 4:1-10

What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”? But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers

Sexual Integrity Prayer Guide


Identify and celebrate God’s praiseworthy. attributes

  • God yearns with holy jealousy over His people (v. 4)
  • Giver of grace (v. 6)
  • He draws near to us (v. 8)
  • He exalts the humble (v. 10)

Prayer Prompts

  • God we praise You that Your grace is more powerful than …
  • God thank You for drawing near to me when…


Surrender to Him and His ways

  • Lord, I surrender the earthly passions at war within me over…
  • God I repent of being a friend of the world when I…


Ask the Spirit to guide prayer over concerns, resources, and relationships

  • Lord, give more grace to…(church leader) so that they can resist the devil’s attempt to…
  • Lord, help…(church leader) submit themselves to You as they face…
  • Lord, purify our hearts and give unity of mind so that we will…
  • God, draw near to…(church leader) as they draw near to You in order that…


Encouragement and strength for spiritual battle

  • Lord, help us to humble ourselves before You as we encounter…
  • Antiphonal Response: “He will exalt you!”

*this prayer guide is an excerpt from the appendix of 21 Day of Praying for Your Church Leaders, by Strategic Renewal. Click HERE for more information on this resource.