After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
This week we continue with the prayer wheel. We started off with worship, asked for His Will to be done, then to provide our daily needs, to forgive us as we forgive others, and now we’re going to ask Him to deliver us from evil. This is not saying that evil is stronger than good, but in acknowledging that we need His help, it is the key to staying free from sin. I recently have been learning what it means to have a “fear of the Lord.” It is a fundamental understanding that one is not immune to sinning. It is knowing that we must seek God for the strength to stay away from sins. It is believing that although the world has temptations, God is able to keep us strong against them.
Even apostle Paul himself struggled with the wrong urges- Romans 7:15
God is made strong in our weakness- II Cor 12:9
He is able to keep us from falling- Jude 1:24
We can do all things through Christ- Philippians 4:13
It is okay to realize you are human and want to do the wrong things at times. It is okay to acknowledge this, but you don’t have to give in! Pray and God will be your strength! Ask Him to help you with your daily temptations! I believe that there are things that could be coming your way that you can pray a block against. Yes, there are things that must come our way for us to grow, but remember that God will not send anything your way that you cannot handle (I Cor 10:13). Hold strong my friends, and pray for God to deliver you from evil and He will!