Posted on Sunday, Mar 20, 2022 by K-LOVE Pastors

8 Prayers For Facing Temptation

Everyone faces temptation at one time or another.  Not everyone is tempted by the same things, but we all have the same pull to do things that offend God, hurt us and others. If you feel a tinge of guilt right now don’t worry, temptation by itself isn’t a sin.  It’s giving in and entertaining temptation that becomes sin.  Jesus has given all his followers the power to overcome temptation.  We’ve provided 8 scripture-powered prayers to help you walk through and overcome your own temptations. 

Father, sometimes life feels like it’s spiraling out of control, and I give into anxiety and fear. Help me remember that you reign over the world and my life’s circumstances in wisdom and love. Help me to rest in you.

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

- Psalm 46:10

Lord, when my trials go on and on it gets hard to stand my ground in faith. Thank you for your hope that steadies my heart and your promises as firm ground to stand on.

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. 

- James 1:12

Lord Jesus, sometimes the enemy attacks it takes my feet right out from under me, and I fall in fear. Thank you for your armor so I can stand firm with my eyes on you. Don’t let the enemy draw my eyes off you, my Rock and place of safety.

Therefore, take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 

- Ephesians 6:13

Father, I long for a heart that is sold out to you. I know that only then will my heart be strengthened against temptation and tuned in to your kingdom purposes and priorities for my life.

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. 

- Proverbs 4:23

Jesus, you know all about tested faith. Because you stayed the course and followed your Father’s will all the way to the cross, I have salvation in you. Help me to persevere like you did so I can finish the work God has entrusted to me.

For you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.

- James 1:3

Father, thank you for the power of your word and Spirit to equip me to resist temptation. When the enemy comes sneaking around, help me to see his traps before I step into them.

When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time. 

- Luke 4:13 

Father, I know that others face the same temptations that I face. That means I am not alone in my struggle. Give me the courage to share my struggle with my fellow believers so I can have victory in my life today.

The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience.

- 1 Corinthians 10:13

Lord Jesus, You have overcome every enemy I will ever face. You defeated the devil when You died on the cross and rose from the dead. Thank You that I don’t have to take him on! I know that when I submit to You in obedience and say “No” to temptation I can defeat his power in my life.

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

- James 4:7

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