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Prayer for Overcoming Temptations, Trials and Vices

Daily, we face lots of temptations.

It could be fornication, adultery, smoking, drunkenness, lying, drug abuse, masturbation, or other forms of sexual immoralities.

Whatever the case, we must resist the devil and his deceits.

The scriptures say, Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith.”

Through prayers, you can avoid the temptations of your body.

In times of trouble, you must seek God’s help and strength to redeem yourself.

I have put together this prayer to overcome temptations. Amen.

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Short prayers to avoid temptations

Prayer for Overcoming Temptations, Trials and Vices

  1. Lord, I thank you for saving my life despite being a sinner.
  2. Lord, I thank you for your protection from the devil and my enemies.
  3. Gracious father I seek your grace in times of trouble.
  4. Lord, I ask for strength to redeem me from my lustful desires.
  5. Eternal God, I cannot do anything without you, so save me from myself.
  6. Lord Jesus, teach me to be contented with whatever you have blessed me.
  7. I ask for the Holy Spirit to strengthen me in times of my weaknesses to overcome any temptation I may encounter.
  8. Lord Jesus, teach me your word to guide my paths in dangerous times. Amen.


Prayer Bible verses to overcome temptations

2 Peter 2:9

Prayer for Overcoming Temptations, Trials and Vices

If this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to hold the unrighteous for punishment on the day of judgment.

1 Corinthians 10:13

Prayer for Overcoming Temptations, Trials and Vices

No temptation[a] has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted[b] beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted,[c] he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

2 Timothy 4:18

Prayer for Overcoming Temptations, Trials and Vices

The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

2 Thessalonians 3:3

Prayer for Overcoming Temptations, Trials and Vices

But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.

Prayer for Overcoming Temptations, Trials, and Vices

Prayer for Overcoming Temptations, Trials and Vices

Let us ask for forgiveness (let us pray)

Prayer for Overcoming Temptations, Trials and Vices

Great Father in heaven, I come before you today.

I seek your mercy and your strength.

I cannot do anything without you.

You know my weaknesses and my temptations.

Lord, Jesus, I seek your forgiveness for all my iniquities.

I have gone contrary to your laws and commands.

I cannot lie before you today, and I seek your forgiveness.

The scriptures say, “there is no one on earth who is righteous, no one who does what is right and never sins.”

Therefore, I beg for your mercies.

I pray that you forgive my sins today and hear my prayers.

Let my blessings not elude me because of my iniquities.

Thank you gracious father Amen.

Test or temptations, I will overcome (let us pray)

Prayer for Overcoming Temptations, Trials and Vices

Great Father in heaven.

You are the Almighty and only true God.

You said in your word, Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one.”

Therefore, I seek insight into your word.

Open my heart to understand when the devil is tempting me.

Just like in time past, when your servants, Abraham and Job, were tempted, I seek your grace.

Give me the understanding to always do what is right.

In my fears and weaknesses, strengthen my mind and remind me of my obligations to you.

I know my fears and lust are my major source of temptation.

The scripture says, “Each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed.”

Therefore, I subject my mind and soul under control.

I am no longer moved because I trust in you to strengthen me.

Lord, Give me the grace to pass every test I encounter.

Open my heart to contentment and faithfulness in your word.

Thank you, gracious Lord. Amen.

Jesus overcame all temptations (let us pray)

Prayer for Overcoming Temptations, Trials and Vices

Gracious Father,

Please give me the grace to guard myself with your word.

Let me find strength in your word to withhold temptations.

I seek that you nourish my faith to overcome all temptations victoriously.

Lord Jesus, you created an escape route for Job.

Despite his pains, trials, and tribulations, you blessed his latter end than the beginning.

Lord, I seek an escape route when the devil tempts me.

Even in my deep lust and intense desires, give me a path back to your ways.

The scriptures say, “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. 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 that you can endure it.”

Therefore, I hope in your faithfulness to save me from myself.

Guide me in all phases of temptations that I will face in life.

I seek your grace to escape my sinful desires.

Thank you gracious Father for answering prayers.


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Strength in weakness (let us pray)

Prayer for Overcoming Temptations, Trials and Vices

Lord Jesus,

You have from time past given strength to the weak.

I seek the strength to overcome my trials and vices.

Take away my bad behavior from me.

Remove all rude, immoral, and shameful vices from my life.

Instill into my heart your love to direct me in all I do.

You have promised me strength from the beginning of the world.

The scripture says, “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

Therefore, I put all my trust in you.

I trust in you to protect me from all temptations in my life.

Gracious Father, give me the spiritual capacity and longsuffering to pass all tests.

Give me the willpower to stay strong in times of my weaknesses.

Let me endure my lust and pain.

Thank you, Father, for your answered prayers.


Examine yourself (let us pray)

Prayer for Overcoming Temptations, Trials and Vices

Father, I seek your word like never before.

Let your word come into my heart and piece my soul.

The scriptures say, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

Therefore, I humbly pray that you send your word into my life today.

Let your word teach me your ways and your commandment.

Let the scriptures guide every step that I take.

Teach me, Lord, to decipher good from evil.

The scriptures say, “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?” 

Consequently, I seek The Holy Spirit of truth to remind me of your laws.

Lord Jesus, I ask for contentment will all that you have blessed me.

Let me find happiness in my temptations.

Take away worldly lust from my domain.

Thank you for your answered prayers.



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