Lead Us Not Into Temptation | Life of Prayer
Jesus teaches us that a life of prayer includes praying, "Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil." - Matt 6:13
This is important because this world is a battleground not a playground … we often forget this. According to Jesus and His apostles the reason for this is because there is an archenemy of God and His people, namely the Satan who is out to destroy God's good world and God's people. Prayer is a key part of our arsenal for navigating the threats of this world. In this episode we look at two places we have to face evil.
1. We face evil in the world around us in both forms - suffering and sin. We need protection from this.
2. We face evil within us. We need strength and transformation to be delivered from this.
Passages mentioned in this episode:
Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; 32 but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; - Luke 22:31-32
Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. - 1 Peter 5:8
Keep watching and praying that you may not come into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. - Mark 14:38
...abstain from fleshly desires which wage war against the soul. - 1 Peter 2:11
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