21 Days of Prayer and Fasting: Day 15

Monday, January 29

Day 15: God’s Presence in Temptation



This week we will look at the certainty of God’s presence during times of temptation and in every season life of life. We will start by looking at Jesus’ temptation in Luke 4:1-13.

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Thankfully, our Lord Jesus is not a stranger to temptation. He has been tempted in every way we have been tempted—but He never gave in. He never sinned. While He is a great example, He is not merely that. He is God who can give us the strength and wisdom to not surrender to temptation. As we go throughout our days, let us stay in constant contact with Him and watch Him give us the necessary power and wisdom to avoid falling into sin.


Spend time in prayer, following the Upward, Inward, Outward, Upward format.

Upward: Who God is; What God has done, is doing, will do

Inward: Who you are; How you live

Outward: Intercession for others

Today’s Prayer:

Father, I admit giving into temptation is more natural than unnatural. I feel like I’m going against the grain of my internal desires when I run from temptation. I want to give in. Transform my heart so that I desire not only to run from temptation but also to run to you. Show me you are far better than any sin that may temporally satisfied me. Show me you are more than enough!

Upward: Thanksgiving and Worship

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