Many people find themselves overeating, going to far in a relationship, lying, and so much more. These are all temptations that people face on a daily basis.
Contrary to the lies of the enemy, with God's help, you can overcome temptations that try to overtake you. When you draw strength from God, He will help you win the battle.
Here are some 5 effective prayers to help you beat and defeat temptation:
1. Prayer For Temptation
Dear God, show me where I am inviting temptation into my life. I don't want to make bad decisions that are giving the enemy a foothold in my life. When You show me the way of escape, I will take it. Temptation shall not rule over me. Greater are You who are in me. I rebuke behaviours and attitudes that are leading me to be tempted. I am free to make healthy choices in my life, in Jesus' Name. Amen.
2. Overcoming Temptation Prayer
O Lord, I choose to seek my relationship with You over anything else in my life. I want to get to know You even more. I trust that as I spend time with You, I will draw more and more strength to overcome temptation. I love You with all of my heart and I want to live right before You. Help me to resist temptation and to rise above it. I want to renew my mind by Your Word. I desire to hide Your Word in my heart that I might not sin against You. My love for You is far greater than my former love for temptation. In Jesus Name, amen.
3. Temptation Shall Not Win Prayer
God, I look to You in this moment of prayer. Open my eyes to see the true price of giving into things that tempt me. I want to face the possible consequences to my life and the lives of those connected to me. I don't want to pay that price and I am deciding right here and now to obey You. Fill me with Your wisdom and peace and help me to trust You to beat temptation. Amen.
4. Victory Over Temptation Prayer
Father, I am keeping my focus on You and Your Word. I want to complete the call You have for my life. Holy Spirit, please help me to see temptation for what it is, a distraction. I desire to spend my time on things that matter. Help me to find someone I can trust to be accountable to. I want to be open with them and allow them to help me. Thank You that You have heard this prayer. I am more than a conqueror over temptation. Amen.
5. Strategic Prayer Against Being Tempted
Dear God, help me to balance my life. I no longer wish to give into my wants. I want to focus on what I need. I can be so tempted for what I want that I can see how it is leading me in the wrong direction. I raise my hands to You in surrender and ask You for strength to overcome temptation which is so temporary. You and You alone are first place in my life. In Jesus' Name, amen.
Bible Scriptures Verses About Avoiding Temptations
1 Corinthians 10:13 - There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
Matthew 26:41 - Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
James 1:12-16 - Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
James 4:7 - Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Hebrews 2:18 - For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.
Ephesians 6:11 - Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Matthew 4:1-11 - Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
Mark 14:38 - Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.
Ephesians 4:27 - Neither give place to the devil.
James 1:3 - Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
James 1:2-4 - My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
1 Corinthians 6:13 - Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.
How do you overcome temptation to sin?
Here are 5 steps to overcoming the temptation to sin:
- Seek the Lord for His help.
- Spend time in His Word to build up strength.
- Resist the temptation and think on godly things.
- Steer clear of tempting environments
- Be accountable to God and to someone else that you trust.
What is an example of temptation?
Temptation is something that we all deal with. It rises up from within us and suddenly we have an urge to have something or to take action on something that we shouldn't. An example of a temptation is to overeat or to steal. It's something you want to do that is not what God would want you to do. That is what temptation is all about.
What are 3 sources of temptation?
The Bible says that there are 3 sources of temptations that man can face. The first is the world and the direction it is headed is opposite to where God is headed. The second is the flesh. Again, the flesh wars against our spirits and isn't interested in living godly. It is through the strength of the Lord that we can live holy. The last source is of course the devil. He will use every strategy he can to try and get us off the path that God wants us to walk on.
How do you relieve temptation?
Allow God to change you. Select the situations you get yourself into. Be careful about who you choose to spend time with and the places you go. It's important that you are able to exercise self-control. Pray for strength from God for this. Keep your attention on Him and His ability to help you. Keep your mind focused on the change you want to see.