Prayers to Resist Temptation: 15 Helpful

Every Christian is constantly faced with temptation.

The devil finds our weakest points and uses them against us, seducing God’s children to rebel against God. It’s his master plan right from the beginning.

However, it’s good to note that temptation is not a sin (Hebrews 4:15); there’s a massive distinction between temptation and sin.

It is a temptation that leads to sin. However, your ability to resist temptation makes you victorious against sin and pleasing to God.

Jesus faced temptations but never gave in to them. Though temptation can be difficult to overcome, prayers to resist temptation will help you come out victorious.

Here are Prayers to Resist Temptation.

 

  1. Prayer to Resist a Temptation.

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

And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.

But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so you can stand up under it.

Merciful God, thank you for forgiving my sins and giving me a second chance even though I don’t deserve it.

I appreciate you also for not abandoning me despite my many wrongdoings. Please have mercy on me for the times I have allowed the devil to use me.

Abba Father, I ask that you give me the strength to resist temptation and tower over sins.

I also ask for the wisdom and discernment to know when and how to flee tempting situations.

Lastly, I pray that you provide me with a way out each time I am tempted so I can resist it.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer Against Lust.

Ephesians 6:10-11 (NIV) – Finally, be strong in the Lord and his mighty power.

Put on the whole armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

Mighty God, I acknowledge that you are greater than all things and can deliver me from every difficult circumstance.

Please set me free from the evil desires of my flesh because I know they’re not pleasing to you.

Your word admonishes us to be strong in you and the power of your might. To put on the whole armor of God so I can take a decisive stand against the devil’s schemes.

So, I ask that you help me put on your armor so that I may stand up against my weakness.

And most of all, give me the grace to abstain from lust and walk with a pure heart full of your Spirit.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Husband to Resist Temptation.

Matthew 5:6 (NIV) – Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

Almighty God, thank you for blessing my dear husband so he can provide for us.

However, I ask that you help him not succumb to temptation that may hinder your blessings on him or destroy our home.

Firstly, at his workplace, help him not fall into the temptations of stealing, defrauding customers, or engaging in an unlawful practice.

Also, keep him from highly destructive sins such as adultery, phonography, gambling, drugs, and lust of the heart and eye.

Lastly, may he receive the grace to hunger and thirst for your righteousness so he can resist all these temptations.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Strength to Resist Temptation.

Matthew 26:41 (NIV) – Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The Spirit is willing, but the body is weak.

Omnipotent God, the challenges of my life are weakening me, but I still want to hold on to your appointed time.

I don’t want to rush things, follow shortcuts and do things that are unpleasing to you so that I may please my flesh.

Hence, I ask that you give me the strength to resist temptation because the Spirit is always willing, but the flesh is weak.

Help me discipline my flesh, Lord, and restrain me from indulging in unholy practices to get to the top, even as tempting as it seems.

Dear Lord, whenever resisting gets too challenging to bear, help me watch and pray, so I don’t succumb to temptation.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for the Grace to Resist Temptation in Difficult Times.

Luke 22:40 (NIV) – On reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.

Dear Jesus, you admonish me to pray so I will not fall into temptation.

So, today, I come before you, asking that you help me steer clear of situations that will lead me into sinning against you.

Even if things get more complicated, please help me remain strong and hold on to your word that promised to prosper me in due season.

Also, help me renounce the devil and his wicked schemes that keep playing in my head, telling me to do unpleasant things.

Thank you, Jesus, because you have shown me a way out and have brought me to the light.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer to Resist Temptation During Marriage.

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

Heavenly Father, I ask that you please help me resist the desire to seek pleasure outside my marriage.

My spouse has been good to me, and I don’t want to betray or break our trust. However, the devil keeps enticing me and making it difficult for me to focus.

Your word challenges me to submit myself to you, to resist the devil, and he will flee from me.

Therefore, as I offer myself to you, I pray that you will help me resist the devil and his antics.

And I ask that you give me the grace to keep honoring my wedding vows regardless of the circumstance.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for the Wisdom to Resist a Temptation.

1 Peter 5:8-9 (NIV) – Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy, the devil,

prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith.

All-knowing God, your wisdom is so deep that no one can understand it. I ask for a little measure of your great wisdom to countervail temptations.

I know that sin is not pleasing to you, and you want me to resist the urge always and every time.

So I ask that you give me the wisdom to flee temptation and stand firm on my faith.

Also, give me the discernment to recognize the devil’s handiwork and his plot to use me as a tool to rebel against you.

Above all, help me antagonize tempting situations and honor you instead.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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  1. Prayer to Resist Temptation of Evil.

Matthew 6:13 (NIV) – And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one

Glorious God, please bless me with a good heart to refrain from hurting those close to me.

Your word encourages me not to be overcome by evil but to overcome evil with good.

So, whenever those I consider friends devise evil against me, give me the grace to resist the temptation of paying back with evil.

Also, assist me in living a life of holiness, forgiving, and praying for everyone, even my enemies.

Above all, I ask that you lead me not into temptation but deliver me from the evil one.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer Not to Abuse Grace When Tempted.

2 Timothy 2:22 (NIV) – Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith,

love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Eternal God, please forgive me for the times I allowed the devil to lead me into committing shameful acts.

Your word challenges me to pursue righteousness. But often, I find myself doing the opposite.

Lord, I pray for the grace to live by faith and flee from the desire to satisfy my flesh.

Help me to live with a pure heart, free from evil intentions, and resistant to temptation.

Thank you for the grace given to your children to overcome the devil and his evil plans; help me rely on your grace, especially in severely tempting situations.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer when Facing temptation.

Philippians 4:13 (NIV) –  I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

Holy Father, I request you give me the strength to abstain from sinning against you, especially now that I am pressed to the wall and left with only two options.

Please help me opt to obey your commandment and bridge the temptation to sin.

Lord, give me the same measure of strength Jesus used in shunning Satan in the wilderness and the wisdom to respond to his wrong suggestions.

Most importantly, please give me the courage to say NO at this point and the grace to stand firm on my faith.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayers for Overcoming Temptation.

Ephesians 6:12 (NIV) – Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers,

against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world, and the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Reliable God, I understand that my struggle is not against flesh and blood.

But against rulers, authorities, the powers of this dark world, and the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Therefore, I ask that you deliver me from falling into temptation.

Assist me in winning this battle, Lord, and coming out victorious against sin.

Make me a terror to the devil and proof of your power against Satan to the world.

Henceforth, allow your word to occupy my thoughts so that I may be able to rescind the devil’s bait and constantly bring glory to your name.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Grace to Flee Temptation.

Psalm 37:4 (NIV) – Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Gracious God, the challenge of ignoring the devil is quite difficult. But your word tells me to delight myself in you.

You will give me the desires of my heart. My heart desires to honor you daily with my life.

So, I pray for the grace to refrain from sins. You promised that when I am tempted, you will provide a way out for me.

Therefore, I ask for the grace and strength to abstain from immorality, now and always, and above resist every temptation.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Trusting God When Facing Temptation.

Romans 12:21 (NIV) –  Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Righteous God, I pray you to help me trust you more, especially in these times when evil is daily on the increase.

Even though it seems the world around me is overcome by transgression,  help me live an extraordinary life and not give in to their lifestyle.

Similarly, open the eyes of others to see the devil’s evil intentions and help them commit to your word of truth.

May your grace give us the forbearance to resist the devil and live Christ-like lives.

Above all, please help us trust in you to deliver us from evil thoughts and devices.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer to Help Resist Temptation.

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 God, I ask that you fill me with the Holy Spirit as I step out today. Please fill me with the fullness of your Spirit to decline the urge to sin.

When I am tempted, please help me resist and insist on doing the right thing. Above all, I pray for the grace to live a life pleasing to you.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer to Resist Compromising Your Faith.

James 4:17 (NIV) – Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Everlasting God, I acknowledge that you are my Lord and Savior.

I desire to honor you with my life and obey all your commandment. However, I need your grace to achieve this.

So, today, I ask for your grace in giving a wide berth from enticement.

Please give me a disciplined spirit to flee from temptation that seeks to ensnare my Christian faith.

And above all, assist me in saying vehemently no to the enemy, especially when he tries to seduce me with everything in his possession.

In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.

Conclusion

God will never let us be tempted beyond our ability; He always gives us the grace to find a way out (1 Corinthians 10:13).

Therefore, we must take full advantage of the opportunity in prayers to resist temptation.

Besides, God’s grace will fill us with the strength and courage to shun the devil and his plans to use us as a tool for rebelling against Him.

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