Prayer for Strength to Resist Temptation
"Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry." Luke 4:1-2
"Because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance." James 1:3
Temptation is a challenge that each person faces throughout their lives. Understanding the nature of temptation, its dangers, and how to resist it can strengthen our resolve and deepen our faith.
Temptation is the enticement to engage in sin, while sin is the actual act of disobeying God's will. It's important to remember that God does not tempt us, but we are tempted by our own sinful desires and worldly passions.
Here is a powerful prayer for strength to resist temptation.
Abba, Father, holy and sovereign Lord God, Your Word states, “the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness.” By Your grace, Father, empower me to reject sin. Fill me with Your Spirit and remind me that I am a new creation in Christ. Although I once walked in sin and darkness, by the salvation I now possess, I no longer am bound to walk in those former ways. To You, who gives the power to be witnesses in our lives, and by Your Son’s name, I pray. Amen.