We are overcoming temptation through prayer – Prayer for October 20. Exposure to temptations was and is still a severe problem at the beginning of human history. Whether you like it or not, we all have to deal with it. In Luke 17:1, Jesus says, “There will always be temptations.”
Bible Verse for Today
Jesus said to his disciples: “Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come.” (Luke 17:1)
But why do we have to face temptations? First of all, because it is inevitable. In all of life’s circumstances, we have choices. And the path of evil often seems more accessible. But to reach our goal, we need to choose not the easiest way but the right one. That is where temptation comes from.
Moreover, every victory strengthens our faith and spirit. Every temptation we overcome grows us as individuals. If we didn’t have to withstand temptation, we would never know how strong we are spiritual. To become spiritually strong, we need to go through various trials.
Prayer our Strength
In Luke 4, we read that the devil was trying to find a weak spot in Jesus to deal with. But Jesus stood his ground and defeated the devil. Do as Jesus did when tempted: He prayed to the Heavenly Father with confidence. This was the source of Jesus’ strength.
God knew Jesus would pass the trial. He knows that by following the example of Jesus, we will overcome temptation and give many of our problems. As Luke 22:40 says, “Pray that you do not enter into temptation.” It should be our daily prayer.
Prayer for Today – Overcoming Temptation through Prayer
God, thank you for showing me how to resist the enemy’s temptations. I know that when temptations come, I need to follow the Word of God, pray for your help and meet all trials with your truth. God, teach us to stay strong and to overcome temptations. Lord, help us not enter into temptation. We pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Also read: GOD IS OUR SALVATION Prayer for October 19