God Loves a Little Forepray

prayer before sex

We are all living the holier-than-thou lifestyle, obvi. If premarital sex, Gossip Girl story lines and excessive binge drinking is all okay by God, that is.

Perhaps these aren’t on the Catholic list of acceptable behavior, but for those of us college students living it up during our undergrad years, I have some good news for you.

The Catholic Church seems to think that praying before committing an act of sin may save you from being totally ousted in God’s eyes. The church is telling couples to pray before having sexual intercourse in able to “purify their intentions.”

Is this too good to be true? Even though we are about to break one of the strong beliefs of Catholicism, all we have to do is shoot God a little message apologizing ahead of time and he’ll overlook our tumble with the football captain in the back of the bleachers? Sure, it sorta ruins the heat of the moment situation (“Hold please, let us pray”), but if a few little words can save our souls then let’s get our prayer on.

Not that I don’t pray before sex already. I’m pretty sure every sexual encounter I have is preceded by internal discussions between me and god:

“Dear God, please don’t let me get pregnant, please don’t let me get pregnant, please don’t let me get pregnant. Amen.”

But this is different – this is like a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Just send a few words upstairs and you’re good to get down and dirty, guilt free. I just wonder, if we can override our sexual encounters with a pre-sex prayer ritual, what other wrongs can we right before they are even committed?

“Dear God, please excuse me for the case of beer I’m about to purchase for my 16-year-old sister. Amen.”

What sinful activities would you precede with a little prayer time?

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