Prayers to Overcome Temptation: 15 Helpful

Temptation is unavoidable in our Christian journey. As believers, we will encounter temptations at different points in our lives.

According to the Scriptures, even Jesus faced temptation three times. So, it’s not a question of if but when.

God allows temptations to come our way to build our faith. Each time we face temptation and overcome it, we build faith and our character.

You can’t overcome any temptation by the arms of flesh but by the grace of God. Therefore, you must enlist God’s help with these prayers for facing temptations.

Below are powerful prayers to overcome temptation.

  1. Prayers to Overcome Temptation  Unexpectedly.

1 Corinthians 10:11 (NIV) – So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall.

Dear Heavenly Father, I’m not ignorant of the devices of the wicked because I know that the evil one is waiting for me to give him room to come into my life. Therefore, I ask that you assist me in being careful, so I don’t fall for his antics.

When I come face to face with temptations, I receive the grace to overcome them.

Holy Spirit, please help me to always put on my armor as a ready soldier so I will not be caught unaware. Even when temptation comes unexpectedly, I ask that you make your grace sufficient for me.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for to Overcome Temptation at Work.

James 4:17 (NIV) – Anyone then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.

Abba Father, you know about the temptations I face at work.

Sometimes, I’m tempted to manipulate figures to have some extra cash because of my need for money. I know that this doesn’t seem right, so help me do the right thing even when lack won’t let me.

Your word says that godliness with contentment is great gain. Hence, I ask that you help me to be content with my paycheck. Supply all my needs according to your glorious riches in Heaven so that lack will be far from me.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer to Overcome Temptation Before Marriage.

Hebrews 13:2 (NIV) – Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.

Everlasting Father, I know what your word says about sexual purity until marriage. But it is becoming more difficult for me to resist my sexual needs whenever I’m with my partner. I feel frustrated wanting to please you while fighting these needs.

Lord, I’m desperately in need of your help. Give me the strength to flee from sexual immorality. I ask for the patient to wait till after marriage, so I can enjoy my partner without feeling guilty.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Facing Temptation Daily.

James 1:12 (NIV) – Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

Almighty God, I commit my daily activities to your hands. I ask that you guide me into my day and inspire my actions; may all that I do each day be to the glory of your name.

Lord, help me overcome every temptation that comes my way each day. Assist me in persevering in the face of trial to enjoy the blessings of each day. May my life and actions be an expression of your grace.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer to Overcome Temptation during Difficult Times.

Hebrews 4:15 (NIV) – For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weakness, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet was without sin.

Mighty Redeemer, please come to my rescue and save me because this is a very trying time.

I’m tempted to take a shortcut and end my difficult situation. But I know that this will displease you greatly. So, I come to you, asking that you help me.

Lord, I need you now more than ever before because I know you understand my weakness.

Give me the strength to go through this phase of my life with grace. Help me not to fail in these days of adversity so that I may come out stronger in the end.

In the mighty name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.

  1. Prayer to Overcome Temptation During Fasting.

Luke 4:2 (NIV) – Where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them, he was hungry.

Gracious God, I have set aside this season of my life to seek your face in fasting. I ask that you give me the grace to wait on you for as long as you want me to. Renew my strength as I seek Your face and reveal yourself to me.

Lord Jesus, I receive the grace to fast and effectively follow your will. Please assist me in walking in the spirit so I will not fulfill my fleshly desires. Lastly, may my consecration will be pleasing and acceptable to you.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Facing Temptation for Her.

Galatians 6:1 (NIV) – Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.

Sovereign Lord, I commit ____ to you. I request that you uphold her.

I know she has been struggling with some secret sins. Lord, I also know she has tried to break free, but she keeps falling back into the same sin.

At this point, she feels there is no way out for her from this bad addiction. But I know that this is not true because you have saved people from the worst situations.

Rescue her and pull her out of that darkness. Show her a way out of her temptation and give her the strength to take the escape you have provided for her.

Thank you, dear Lord, because I trust that you have redeemed her.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Facing Temptation from Husband.

Galatians 5:16 (NIV) – So I say live by the spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.

Lord Jesus, thank you for the gift of friendship you have given my wife and me.

I’m grateful that she can confide in me as her friend and confidant. Lord, I’m also glad that we can discuss anything with each other without judging each other.

Hence, I commit her struggles to your hands, and I ask you to help her overcome them. Fill her with your grace so that temptation will not overtake her.

Lastly, Lord, I ask that you help her fix her gaze on you as her only hope and help.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer to Overcome Temptation in Relationship.

1 Peter 5:8 (NIV) – Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy, the devil, prowls around like a lion looking for someone to devour.

Everlasting God, your word tells me that no temptation that I can’t bear will be permitted to come my way. Therefore, I ask for the grace to make the right decisions that will make you proud in my relationship.

The temptation to please the flesh is always there, but I refuse to hurt you and myself, Lord. Make me stronger and more committed to living my life daily in a way that’s pleasing to you, especially in my relationship.

Thank you, Father, because I trust that you will always be there for me.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer to Overcome Temptation to Fall in Love.

James 4:7 (NIV) – Submit yourselves, then, to God, Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Heavenly Father, I have fallen in love on several occasions, but none ended well.

My heart has broken over and again because I keep falling for the wrong people. Now, I have decided to submit it to you, and I trust you to help me find the right person.

I have committed to serving you and enjoying my single-hood in these past months. But right now, there is someone showing interest in me. I want to rely on your leadership, but it seems my heart has a mind of its own.

So, I ask that you guard my heart so that it doesn’t rule over me or lead me to the wrong person. Help me to wait on you for the right time and the right fit.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer to Overcome Temptations to Get Married.

Ecclesiastics 3:1 (NIV) – There is time for everything and a season for every activity under the Heaven.

Faithful God, my mates are getting married, and this is pushing me to want marriage too. I know that marriage is something we should prepare for, not something to jump into without proper consideration.

Lord, I want to get married because I’m ready for it. So, help me focus on loving and developing myself. Help me enjoy this season of my life, knowing that there is time for everything.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer to Keep husband Away from Temptation.

Matthew6:13 (NIV) – Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one.

Awesome God, I know that temptation is not a matter of if but when. But I ask that you deliver him when it comes knocking on my husband’s door.

Please uphold him each time he faces any temptation so that he will not fall into any.

Father Lord, give him the grace to say no to all forms of ungodliness. Help him to stand firm in the faith. Make him an example of a believer in his actions and conduct everywhere he goes.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer When Facing Temptation.

James 4:9 (NIV) – Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of suffering.

Dear Lord, please give me the grace to resist the devil each time temptation comes.

I have realized that I fell prey to his antics in the past because I tried negotiating with him. But now, I have learned from Jesus to rebuke him in the name of the Lord.

Lord, please help me use your word as my weapon against every temptation. Please give me the grace to effectively use it to my advantage as Jesus did.

Thank you because I know that I have overcome.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Overcoming Temptation.

1 Corinthians 10:13a (NIV) No temptation has seized you except what is common to man.

Gracious God, there is no temptation that I face that is peculiar to me.

At some point in this journey, people have walked through similar situations and overcome them. This gives me hope and great joy because it means I can overcome too.

Lord may no temptation that will come my way ever shake or overtake me.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Facing Temptation in Marriage.

Matthew19:6 (NIV) – So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.

Merciful God, I pray for my marriage bed. That neither of us will defile it; help us uphold the vow we made to each other.

Enable us to give our bodies to each other and satisfy each other’s needs so that neither of us will fall into the devil’s sexual snare.

Dear Holy Spirit, teach us new ways to love and respect each other. Above all, may we maintain the beauty and sanctity of our union to the praise of your name.

In Jesus’ name, Amen,

Conclusion

Feeling tempted doesn’t make you a bad or weak Christian. As a believer, it’s normal to face temptations; where it becomes wrong is when you are overtaken by it.

Temptations remind us of our positions as humans. Therefore no one can overcome serious temptations without God’s temptation.

To overcome temptations, you need a daily dosage of God’s Word and these prayers for facing temptations.

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