13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. (1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV)
Let us pray.
Lord of all our situations and stresses. Lord of grace in the face of failures. Lord of righteousness meet us where we are in the face of the temptations that are swirling around our hearts and minds, drifting in front of our eyes and flowing in an out of our ears, creating unrest in our souls. Meet us in our uneasiness, that we would see Your righteous power confronting our weaknesses and bringing us back from void of sin and death into an eternal relationship with You.
Lord of all knowledge help us not fall into the temptation of failure but let us rest in Your knowledge of us that we are not beyond Your redemption and grace. That our past sins are not greater than Jesus’ righteous life, of His love for each of us even though we too often turn our backs on Him. Help us to remember Your holy name when we are confronted by the temptations of our hearts, the temptations of this world that try to lead us away from Your heavenly kingdom into darkness and despair.
Lord of rest and peace calm our raging minds in these uncertain times. Renew our being from the storms of temptation and fear. Create in us a pure and upright spirit through the gift of Your Holy Spirit. Grant us right thinking that we would not be deceived by our own devices. Led astray by our grand plans, obstructing Your will in and for our lives. May we experience Your continued presence in our waking and our sleeping as Your Holy Spirit quiets the swirling of our minds and teaches our bodies to breathe in Your rhythm of life.
Lord, our giver of life we pray all of this in Jesus’ name, Amen.