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Featured Is it Ok to pray for future sins?

Discussion in 'Christian Advice' started by bettercallpaul, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. bettercallpaul

    bettercallpaul Full- time Catholic

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    Can we repent for future sins? I mean it might sound outrageous to you but I am quite serious. Unfortunately I know I am going to sin again, no matter how hard I try. I can try to sin less, would be more realistic.
    "Dear Lord I apologise for all the sins I committed and the ones I might commit in the future. With your help I will be less sinful and more like you."
     
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  2. RaymondG

    RaymondG Well-Known Member

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    No need. There is no tomorrow. If you don't believe me, say you are going to do something tomorrow, and when you think that time comes...ask yourself......Is this tomorrow? The answer will always be no. Today is the day of salvation....And the only time you should worry about.......now.
     
  3. bettercallpaul

    bettercallpaul Full- time Catholic

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    "and with your help I will not sin again" is part of the Confessional I learnt as a childhood Catholic.
    But sounds unrealistic don't you think?
    "and with your help, I will sin less" would be more realistic I think.
     
  4. ImAllLikeOkWaitWat

    ImAllLikeOkWaitWat Everything starts with the man in the mirror

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    Perhaps we should just make one super prayer where we pray for every sin, everyone and everything and never pray again?
     
  5. Winken

    Winken Jonah !!! Supporter

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    You were forgiven at the Cross. When you sin today, you turn to 1 John 1:9. Blessings!
     
  6. Wayholka

    Wayholka A crazy furry who likes to draw Supporter

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    "Hey, just a head's up I'm going to do something bad and it could hurt or offend someone so if you could give me forgiveness in advance, then that would be nice..."
     
  7. ImAllLikeOkWaitWat

    ImAllLikeOkWaitWat Everything starts with the man in the mirror

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    Looks like we got the lulz rolling in tonight boyz. Keep em coming.
     
  8. ImAllLikeOkWaitWat

    ImAllLikeOkWaitWat Everything starts with the man in the mirror

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    Don't worry guys there's more funny where that came from just you all wait.
     
  9. bettercallpaul

    bettercallpaul Full- time Catholic

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    I gave you a funny rating for this post because it is funny.
    But can you honestly say you wont sin in the future? You can try to be sinless but is it realistic? Therefore I see a need to pray for help to minimise the sinning.
     
  10. bettercallpaul

    bettercallpaul Full- time Catholic

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    Somehow I feel your humour is at my expense. But I welcome that. If I can be the punching bag for you guys, it may help make up for any future sins I may commit.
     
  11. ImAllLikeOkWaitWat

    ImAllLikeOkWaitWat Everything starts with the man in the mirror

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    Nah you know its nothing like that man. Just a few brothers in Christ speaking life and ya know this.
     
  12. Wayholka

    Wayholka A crazy furry who likes to draw Supporter

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    I don't know. Personally, I think it sounds a little silly to pray for forgiveness for a sin you have not yet committed. I'd say just take it as you go. You could ask for strength to avoid future sins though.
     
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  13. Martin Tom

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    Certainly you can stop that sad cycle by praying the Rosary. Without doing so, you could be wasting time.
    Also, please follow the 3 conditions as taught by Saint Liguori.


    That's not true
     
  14. Grandpa2390

    Grandpa2390 The Grey

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    Yes that is true. 1 John.

    yes.
    But I wouldn't say it is saying, Lord forgive me for the adultery I plan on committing tonight. More like, asking for forgiveness and mercy for your sin nature and weakness and so forth. and asking for strength to help overcome any trials. etc.
    It is not saying lord I repent of what I am going to do. But living in constant awareness, and constant knowledge of who and what you are.
     
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  15. bettercallpaul

    bettercallpaul Full- time Catholic

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    I think there is wisdom in what you say. God knows our heart so that is the main thing.
     
  16. ImAllLikeOkWaitWat

    ImAllLikeOkWaitWat Everything starts with the man in the mirror

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    Please don't commit that adultery paul please don't for me. Its not worth it!
     
  17. bettercallpaul

    bettercallpaul Full- time Catholic

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    Kick me while I'm on the ground, go on. I can take it.
     
  18. ImAllLikeOkWaitWat

    ImAllLikeOkWaitWat Everything starts with the man in the mirror

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    I love you brother.:)
     
  19. bettercallpaul

    bettercallpaul Full- time Catholic

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    This is like that torture thread yesterday. I'm not running away. I'm taking punishment for the Lord, alleluia!
     
  20. ImAllLikeOkWaitWat

    ImAllLikeOkWaitWat Everything starts with the man in the mirror

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    No don't you say that! Wasn't Christs torture enough!
     
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