Prayer: Facing Our Own Temptations

Here’s a prayer inspired by the temptations of Christ.  It comes from the Presbyterian Church of Canada website.

(inspired by Matthew 4:1-11, Mark 1:12-13, Luke 4:1-13)

Almighty God,
your Son fasted in the wilderness,
and faced human temptations.
Give us courage to face and name our own temptations,
and to direct our lives in obedience to your Spirit.
You know us better than we know ourselves;
may we know you and grow closer to the vision you have for us,
through Jesus Christ our Redeemer,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever; Amen.

~ posted on the Presbyterian Church of Canada website.