Pause + Pray

On Being Tempted

person tempted by a piece of cake.


Jesus was tempted in the desert by the devil. He was tired and hungry after his 40-day fast. Satan knew he was weakened and susceptible. The same happens with us.


Dear Jesus,
Satan tempts me, too, when I am at my weakest.
Please help me to resist with the power of the Holy Spirit
and the weapon of your word.
Protect me in those classic situations when I am most vulnerable—
hungry, angry, lonely, or tired.
Fill me with the knowledge that you are all I need
for nourishment and protection.


Choose a short Scripture verse to commit to memory and recite it whenever you feel tempted to sin.

Colleen Arnold, MD

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