Your question: Why do I think bad things while praying?

The negative thoughts crop up during prayer especially when we are desperate in some need. Normally we pray only when we need something in our favour to happen. The negative thoughts crop up during prayer especially when we are desperate in some need.

Why do I get dirty thoughts when I pray?

Tell yourself it’s just your brain spooking you. Or try reciting your prayers out loud. It might be that you have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), which in some cases gives rise only to undesirable and unwanted sexual thoughts.

How can I stop dirty thoughts?

Try some of the following positive activities to distract yourself.

  1. Exercise – it can help reduce tension and anxiety.
  2. Pick up a hobby to keep your mind and body busy.
  3. Go out with friends.
  4. Go to a cafe and read a good book.
  5. Write a poem, draw a picture, sing a song.

How do I clear my mind of impure thoughts?

When you get a thought you deem impure, simply shift your attention. Focus your mind elsewhere. Don’t go after the thought. Let’s say you are thanking God for everything you have in your life including a wonderful family.

Does God forgive intrusive thoughts?

There is no need of any forgiveness. God knows you are not responsible for those intrusive thoughts, so there is no sin committed by you that needs any forgiveness. If you want to overcome the intrusive thoughts, which are really mental attacks, you need to understand how they arise.

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Is having a dirty mind a sin?

Yes, unless you’re thinking about garden dirt and what you want to plant this spring, being dirty minded is a sin. The Bible has a great deal to say about our thoughts. Proverbs 23:7 suggests that as a man thinks – so is he.

How can I clean my brain?

8 Ways to Give Your Mind a Deep Cleaning

  1. Be mindful.
  2. Start writing.
  3. Put on music.
  4. Get some sleep.
  5. Take a walk.
  6. Tidy up.
  7. Unfocus.
  8. Talk about it.

How do I stop evil thoughts in the Bible?

Ask Him also to fill your mind with His truth, as you study the Bible and begin to fill your mind with its words. And if evil thoughts do come, turn immediately to Christ and ask Him to take them away and fill your mind with Himself.

What does the Bible say about your mind and thoughts?

-Proverbs 23:7

Dr. Leaf one more time: “When you think, you build thoughts, and these become physical substances in your brain.” You were created in the image of God, full of love and grace.