Monday, October 25, 2010

Temptation and Monday's Prayer

 "In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.  Proverbs 3:6

 "I have found that the more obedient I am, the easier it is to be obedient again.  And the more disobedient I am, the easier it is to be disobedient.. . .

But every time we obey our conscience, we widen the window that God can use to lead us by His Spirit."

Every time we follow the leading of our conscience, it lets in more light the next time."  Joyce Meyers

When I am tempted, show me what it is that is drawing me away from you.
I praise You in the midst of any temptation I am facing,
knowing You have the power to break its hold on me.
Help me to walk in the Spirit
so that I will not fulfill the lust of the flesh (Galatians 5 :16)
Thank you that You give me strength
to resist anything that would entice me away
from a close walk with You.


For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weakness,
but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.
Hebrews 4:15

I thank You that You are able to lift me out of the realm of the flesh
 and into the realm of the Spirit,
out of a condition of emptiness and into one of fulfillment,
out of what is worthless and into what is worthwhile.
I reach up to You right now
 and ask You to set me free
 from anything that tempts me to walk in the flesh
and not in the Spirit.


So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
  But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit,
if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you.
Romans 8:8-9

from one of  Stormie Omartian's prayer books.'s

A double whammy of prayer this week. 
I'm not sure why, just felt the 'nudge' from God to write both prayers.

Blessings to you all as you begin another week.


  1. I look forward to the prayers and scriptures you post at the beginning and end of each week ... may your week be blessed as well.

  2. Love the new header photo - love ALL the photos. Praying for you as you begin this new week.

  3. a very good post, as we are continually met with temptation.

    i especially like this reminder in verse...

    "In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.

    Proverbs 3:6

  4. No matter how close to God we may be - nor how long we've been a Christian - temptations knock at our door. These are very honest, helpful prayers and Scriptures to help us during times of testing and temptation. I'm thankful He is our Defender!

  5. This is so encouraging and uplifting. We do know the temptations will come, but He has promised grace.


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