Tempted? The Hour of Trial.

Matterofprayer: A Year of Everyday Prayers – Sunday, July 26, 2015

train tracks diverging

Tempted? The Hour of Trial.

I am tempted, regularly. It almost doesn’t matter what the temptation is. I don’t think temptation ever goes away, completely.

As I have been doing for loads of interactions, for many months, I have been striving to answer the difficult questions. Or, at least, help people, come alongside of people who have a problem with temptation. Just as much as I am able to, Lord. And, just as much as I have difficulty, too.

“Preserve me, God, from the hour of trial./May I keep Your word of patient endurance.” [1]

God, sometimes it’s just You and me against the world. At least, that’s what it feels like! I need to be encouraged and strengthened against temptation, regularly. Thanks, God, for being there for me, and with me.


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[1] Praying the New Testament as Psalms, Desmond O’Donnell, OMI, and Maureen Mohen, RSM, (United States of America: ACTA Publications, 2002.), 187.

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