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Thursday, September 6, 2007

Day Six: His Temptations

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.
- James 1:12
So I say, live by the Spirit,
and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.
For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit,
and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature.
They are in conflict with each other,
so that you do not do what you want.
- Galatians 5:16-17
Lord, I pray that You would strengthen my husband to resist any temptation that comes his way. Stamp it out of his mind before it ever reaches his heart or personal experience. Lead him not into temptation, but deliver him from evils such as adultery, pornography, drugs, alcohol, food addiction, gambling, and perversion. Remove temptation especially in his area of weakness. Make him strong where he is weak. Help him to rise above anything that erects itself as a stronghold in his life. May he say, "I will set nothing wicked before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me" (Psalm 101:3).
Lord, You've said that "Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down, without walls" (Proverbs 25:28). I pray that my husband will not be broken down by the power of evil, but raised up by the power of God. Establish a wall of protection around hm. Fill him with Your Spirit and flush out all that is not of You. Help him to take charge over his own spirit and have self-control to resist anything and anyone who becomes a lure. May he "abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good" (Romans 12:9). I pray that he will be repulsed by tempting situations. Give him courage to reject them. Teach him to walk in the Spirit so he will not fulfill the lust of the flesh.*
Strengthen his spirit. Draw him to you and let his life focus on You. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
No temptation has overtaken you
except such as is common to man;
but God is faithful,
who will not allow you to be tempted
beyond what you are able,
but with the temptation will also make the way of escapt,
that you may be able to bear it.
- I Corinthians 10:13
*Make this prayer your own! From the book, The Power of the Praying Wife. Ordering information at the bottom of this page.
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