Monday, February 9, 2009

How to Pray for Deliverance from Temptation to Sin

9 truths we should recognize and pray in the area of temptation and tests:

1. We have a fundamental distrust of ourselves and we pray to God to not lead us into trials that Satan will use to bring us into sin. Matt. 6:13

2. We recognize we can’t stand against him alone and we pray for God to deliver us from evil! Matt. 6:13

3. We thank God for our trials recognizing they will make us more like Jesus. James 1:2-4

4. We ask God in faith for wisdom in the midst of trials, so that Satan cannot turn the trial into an occasion for sin. James 1:5

5. We trust the faithfulness of God amidst trials and temptation and pray he will show us the way of escape he promises to provide. 1 Cor. 10:13

6. We submit to God’s Word and ask him to help us to rightly apply it in all circumstances. James 4:7, Eph. 6:17, Matt. 4

7. We pray for one another to stand strong in temptation and never think we are unable to fall into the same sin our brother has. Gal. 6:1, Matt. 6:13

8. We pray for God’s will to be done in every circumstance and not our own, no matter the temptation to want our own way. Matt. 26:39

9. We thank God continually for the fact that Jesus was faithful under every trial and in every temptation. Heb. 4:15

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